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Roofstock wraps up first real estate NFT transaction – Mortgage Professional

Real estate NFTs have gained traction in the previous months as more companies and investors have started to adopt this new way of buying and selling properties. Real-life assets can now be bought and sold as NFTs on a blockchain, cutting out intermediary fees.

“I never imagined I could buy and finance a house with a simple click, rather than going through the time-consuming and cumbersome traditional settlement and mortgage process,” said Adam Slipakoff, the buyer of the SFR South Carolina property and a seasoned real estate investor. “Instead of waiting months for underwriting, appraisals, title searches and preparing deeds, I was able to buy a fully title-insured, rent-ready property with one click.”

According to Roofstock, each home is titled in a limited liability company whose ownership is associated with a unique Home onChain, an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain. The Home onChain is transferred using smart contracts, which are deployed on the Ethereum network, and the entire transaction takes place transparently on the blockchain.

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“The Roofstock team is innovating on the bleeding edge of real estate financing,” said Hamzah Khan, head of DeFi at Polygon. “Roofstock onChain allows buyers to finance SFR properties efficiently without going through the traditional settlement process. With Polygon’s low gas fees and robust security, we are delighted to be the bedrock of this next stage in DeFi.”

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