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What is the Nada debit card and how does it work?

The Nada Debit card is the first and only debit card designed to reward you for owning real estate. Homeowners can fund the Nada debit card using their home equity.

Is Nada a bank?

Nada is a financial technology company and is not a bank. Banking services provided by Blue Ridge Bank N.A.; Member FDIC.

Is Nada card safe and secure?

Absolutely. Your Nada account is insured up to $250,000 through our banking partner, Blue Ridge Bank N.A.; Member FDIC. Every purchase you make with your Nada card is also protected by VISA’s Zero Liability Policy , which means you’ll never be responsible for charges you didn’t authorize. We’ve also built-in bank-level security and data encryption to keep your personal info and account safe.

What if I don’t own a home?

The Nada card is meant for anyone who wants to build their real estate wealth – homeowner, investor, everyone. It is a Visa debit card that can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.

Are there any fees?

Nope. None. Nada. Zilch—zero is our magic number. The Nada card has zero overdraft fees, ATM fees, transfer fees, or minimum balance fees.

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What is a Cityfund ?

a. Cityfunds are an index-like fund that provides targeted exposure to a single city’s residential real estate market. Cityfunds are available to all investors, unlike most real estate funds which are only available to private investors. Now anyone who wants to invest in Austin, Miami, or New York real estate for example will have the opportunity to do so with Cityfunds.

b. We designed Cityfunds from the successful transformation we have seen from actively managed mutual funds to passively managed index-based exchange traded funds (ETFs). Many ETFs enable investors to make very targeted investment decisions within a specific sector, geography, or risk profile. We wanted to provide investors this type of targeted exposure to a specific city through a diversified portfolio of residential real estate assets.  

What asset types does a Cityfund invest in?

Cityfunds only invest in single family residential real estate using two strategies: (1) acquisitions of single-family rental homes; and (2) fractional investments in owner-occupied homes via Nada’s Homeshares product. Nada leverages its boots-on-the-ground network of licensed real estate agents and in-house marketing channels to source acquisitions. If you are interested in partnering with Nada to source acquisitions, email us at hello@nada.co.

Can I trade or sell my shares (interests) in a Cityfund like I do stocks?

We have partnered with North Capital to bring Cityfunds to a secondary trading platform. Soon, you will be able to trade your shares on the Nada Platform

Who can invest in a Cityfund?

Everyone can invest in a Cityfund for as little as $250. Most real estateinvestments are not accessible to everyone due to the requirement for investors to be accredited, charging high fees, and requiring high minimum investment amounts.

What does reservation in a Cityfund mean?

An investment reservation is an indication of your interest to invest a certain amount in the event that the company subsequently launches an offering of securities. If and when that happens, your reservation will grant you a non-binding allocation for the first 7 days that the offering is live. During this time, you must confirm your investment or else at the end of those 7 days all unconfirmed reservations will be cancelled, and their allocations freed up.

When will I be charged if I make a reservation?

If and when a Cityfund is legally able to accept investment commitments, then you will be prompted to confirm your investment commitment. Then your selected payment method will be charged as soon as you click invest.

Can I cancel my investment reservation if I change my mind?

You can cancel or decrease your non-binding investment reservation any time up to when the offering goes live. If after the offering begins accepting investment commitments and you confirm your investment,then you can cancel the investment before the official cancellation deadline set by the regulations (48 hours before the campaign ends). After that your investment will be finalized and you can no longer cancel. Please note: Rolling Closes may affect the deadline to cancel.

What is the minimum initial investment?

You can own a piece of real estate for as little as $250.

Who manages Cityfunds?

Cityfunds are managed through a joint venture between Republic Real Estate and Nada Asset Management (Nada Platform, Inc.), titled Cityfunds Manager, LLC.

What cities are Cityfunds investing in?

We have 7 Cityfunds live right now – Austin TX, Dallas TX, Miami FL, Tampa FL, Houston TX, Nashville TN, Phoenix AZ. Cityfunds will scale across the country and eventually abroad, providing even more opportunities for investors around the world to take part in owning a piece of the cities they love.

What kind of returns does a Cityfund provide?

Cityfunds are designed to provide returns that are related to the home-price appreciation of a specific market. Based on recent historical and assumed continuing home-price appreciation, we expect both our single-family rental acquisitions as well as our Homeshare investments to generate annual internal rates of return “IRR” of between 12% and 16% over a 7-year period.

Can I track Cityfund acquisitions and performance as an Investor?

Yes! In the spirit of full transparency, Nada will be rolling out has a Portfolio Manager application (Q3 2022) which is fully integrated with each Cityfund and designed to provide investors with an engaging and seamless experience. Investors receive alerts for new acquisitions, Cityfund valuation updates, Cityfund index updates, and all the current news on all things Cityfunds. Each investor will gain access to the Portfolio Manager app for free.

What do the various investment statuses mean?

The investment statuses on the platform correspond to your investment activity

i. Reservation: An investment reservation is an indication of your interest to invest a certain amount in the event that the company subsequently launches an offering of securities. If and when that happens, your reservation will grant you a non-binding allocation for the first 7 days that the offering is live. During this time, you must confirm your investment or else at the end of those 7 days all unconfirmed reservations will be cancelled, and their allocations freed up.

ii. Pending: Pending status means that you have successfully submitted your investment, and it is currently pending. It could be pending because the offering has not yet reached the minimum funding goal, the funds have not yet left reached the escrow account, or are still undergoing the necessary checks.

iii. Committed: The committed status means that we have received your payment for your investment, and have successfully verified all of the required investor checks. There is nothing else that you need to do at this time.

iv. Finalized: After we have conducted a close on the offering, those investments that have cleared will be then moved to “finalized.” This means your funds have been disbursed to the Cityfund you have chosen to invest in, and you can no longer get a refund on your investment.

What if I want to edit my investment reservation?

You sure can! You can increase or decrease your investment reservation until the offering begins accepting investment commitments and you confirm your investment.

Can I invest from my country?

Our platform allows only US based investors for now. We will keep you updated if we expand to international investors

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What is a mortgage refinance?

Creating a new mortgage to replace the previous financing, typically with more favorable terms or new borrowers added/subtracted.

When should I consider refinancing my mortgage?

Typical scenarios where you may consider refinancing your mortgage:

▪ Rates are at least .25 lower than when you last financed
▪ Your fico score has improved 20+ points, or your income has increased 10%
▪ Your home has significantly appreciated in market value
▪ Home improvements such as a pool or solar need to be installed
▪ When a life event may impact cash flow, such as a birth, college acceptance, planning to open a new business, marriage, retirement or death in the family.

What types of refinances mortgages does Nada Loans offer?

Nada Loans offers cash-out refinance loans as well as rate-and-term refinance loans. If you’re looking to lock in more favorable loan terms, you might want to explore rate-and-term refinancing. This kind of refinance can help you secure financial benefits such as reducing the amount of your monthly payments, changing the type of loan you currently have, or getting rid of private mortgage insurance (PMI). If you’re looking to access quick cash, cash-out refinancing can help you convert your home equity to capital. Get pre-approved in as little as 3 minutes to see what options are available to you.

What closing costs can I expect when I refinance?

When you refinance your mortgage, you’ll encounter many of the same closing costs that you had to pay when you finalized your original loan. These costs can include third-party fees, insurance, escrow and taxes. You should review your Loan Estimate and your Closing Disclosure for a complete list. Usually, these costs add up to about 2-5% of the loan amount. Ready to refinance? Check out rates and see which terms you qualify for today.

What are the benefits of refinancing?

Depending on your situation one of these should apply:

▪ Lower rate
▪ Shorter term
▪ Lower payment
▪ Debt consolidation
▪ Home improvement
▪ Cash in hand
▪ Change of title ownership (Death, Divorce, Marriage)

What is a cash -out refinance?

A cash-out refinance is when a mortgage is refinanced for more than the outstanding balance—converting home equity into cash. Cash-out refinancing can be a great way to free up money for outstanding debt or to make an investment in home improvements.

Common ways you could use a cash-out refinance

▪ Home renovation
▪ Debt consolidation
▪ Student loans, tuition fees and college funds
▪ Retirement funds
▪ Investing in new properties
▪ Buyout a co-borrower

Do I need to have my house appraised in order to refinance?

In most cases you do need to have your house appraised in order torefinance. However, depending on the circumstances, an appraisal may not be required. Consult your Nada Equity Specialist to find out if an appraisal is necessary before you start the refinancing process.

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What are Homeshares (equity investments)?

The typical American family has 68% of their total wealth trapped in their home equity, twice as much as they have in their retirement and savings accounts combined. Historically, the only option for homeowners to access their equity was to either sell their home (pay ridiculous fees) and move out or take out a new loan which adds more debt and requires monthly payments.

Nada’s Homeshares product unlocks a new option for homeowners to trade some of their home equity for cash, without having to move out or take on more debt – requiring monthly payments. Homeshares is not a debt, it is a co-investment in your home, Nada becomes your partner and shares in the upside or the downside of your home value over time. Nada is repaid when you sell, refinance your mortgage, or choose to repay at some time prior to the end of the 10-year term.

To learn more about Homeshares pricing and repayment scenarios, visit our Homeshares calculator tool (Please add a link here)

How much money can I access with Homeshares?

Nada is currently making investments up to $50,000 in owner-occupied single familyhomes. Our investment size is the lesser of either (i) 30% of your home equity, (ii) 10% of your home value, or (iii) $50,000.

Do I really not have to make any monthly payments?

That’s correct, there are no monthly payments, no accrued interest, and no added debt withHomeshares. When you agree to a Nada Homeshare investment you receive our cash payment upfront, in exchange Nada becomes a co-investor in your home.

How do I know if I qualify for a Homeshare investment?

Sign up and input your home address on the Nada Home Manager to check if your home is eligible.

How does Nada receive funding for Homeshare investments?

Nada receives funding for our Homeshare investments from a variety of investors that share in our vision to unlock real estate wealth for everyone. One of our primary sources of funding comes from our real estate investment funds  Cityfunds, where we are making it possible for anyone to invest in and own a piece of the cities they love. Through Cityfunds, investors and homeowners are aligned and you share in the benefits as your home appreciates.

What information does Nada consider when I apply for Homeshares?

Nada has designed the Homeshare qualification process to be simple, stress-free, and without any financial obligation to you or impact to your credit. We evaluate information about you andinformation about your home, such as:

• Proof of identification
• Proof of homeownership and current mortgage
• Verification of employment
• Soft credit check to evaluate your payment history (this does not impact your credit score)
• Proof of homeowners insurance
• Record of property taxes• Property inspection

Is a Homeshare considered a mortgage?

No. A Homeshare is not a debt and does not show up on your credit report as a new debt. You receive cash upfront when you agree to a Nada Homeshare investment in exchange Nada receives an option to share in the upside or the downside of your home value over time.

What can I do with my money from Homeshares?

Nada does not dictate how you use your funds. Use your unlocked home equity funds for whatever you need—pay down debt, renovate, or invest in your future.

If I enter into a Homeshare agreement, who owns my home?

You do. You continue to own your home, control your property, and enjoy all of the benefits of being a homeowner. Nada is not considered an owner and does not have rights of occupancy—instead we are an investor.

I have a mortgage on my home, am I still eligible for a Homeshare investment?

Yes. Nada’s Homeshare investments are complementary to traditional mortgage loans. It is unlikely your existing mortgage provider will have any issues with Nada’s investment. Additionally, Nada will fully review your existing mortgage documents and terms to ensure there are no issues during the application process.

Do I have to pay Nada anything upfront?

No. Nada is paid by our investors who fund our Homeshares investment product and we are only paid once a Homeshare investment has been fully closed. There are additional third-party processing fees that may be deducted from your cash investment amount as part of the closing process. These fees vary based on the complexity, location, and investment size; however, they generally include:

• Title and Escrow: $75 - $600
• Home Valuation (AVM): $100 - $300• Notary fee: $50 - $100
• Recordation fees: $25 - $100 (charged on a state or county basis)
• Document preparation fee: $50 - $100

Any third-party processing fees will be fully disclosed prior to closing.

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Cityfunds I, LLC, is "testing the waters" to gauge market demand from potential investors for a potential offering under Tier II of Regulation A of the Securities Act. No money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, it will not be accepted. No sales of securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until qualification of an offering circular by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and approval of any other required government or regulatory agency. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Any offer to buy securities may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. No offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received without an offering circular that has been qualified by the SEC, which we urge prospective investors to read carefully at such time. If an offering statement has been filed, you may obtain a copy of the most recent version of the Preliminary Offering Circular from Cityfunds I, LLC at 1315 Manufacturing St. Dallas, TX 75207 or by e-mailing hello@nada.co. You may also obtain a copy of the Preliminary Offering Circular linked here.

Certain information contained herein constitutes “forward-looking” statements.

Cityfunds I, LLC is a Delaware series limited liability company, formed to enable public investment in residential real estate properties in specific cities. A separate series of the Company will be formed to invest in the properties in each such city, either directly or through our “HomeShares” product, and each series intends to sell membership interests in the series to investors through a potential under Tier II of Regulation A of the Securities Act. As a Delaware series limited liability company, the debts, liabilities, obligations, and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to a particular series are segregated and enforceable only against the assets of such series, as provided under Delaware law.

Cityfunds I, LLC is managed by Cityfunds Manager, LLC, a joint venture between Nada Asset Management LLC, or Nada (the Managing Member), and Republic Compound LLC, or Republic Real Estate. Pursuant to the terms of the Company’s Limited Liability Company Agreement dated as of April 26, 2021, or the Operating Agreement, the Manager will provide certain management, advisory, and support services to the Company and to each series and its subsidiaries.