Crypto World: How Tokenization Could Shake Up The $52 Trillion U.S. Real Estate Market

As the U.S. real estate market ballooned to $52 trillion dollars in 2023, according to Zillow, a growing number of start-ups think web3 can lower the barrier to entry for aspiring real estate investors.

Lofty AI focuses on the rental market, allowing its customers to buy a stake in a rental property for as low as around $50. Those investors earn daily rental income and collectively govern decisions with the property.

Vesta Equity pairs investors with homeowners looking to sell a portion of their home equity as a token in return for cash. The homeowner can repurchase the token at market value at a later date, or the investor holding that token can take advantage of future appreciation of the property at the time of sale.