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Welcome to Groundfloorville: Chris Barton's Financial Model - 10 Years of Consistent 10% Returns

Welcome to Groundfloorville, a quaint town tucked away in the cozy corner of your imagination. Groundfloorville is a friendly town  and the Groundflooridians that live here are quick with a smile and full of endless optimism. Not only are the folks here a friendly bunch, but they also boast impressive financial acumen and a flair for real estate investing.

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Groundflooridians are investors who see the town not just as a physical space, but as a thriving hub of opportunity, growth, and prosperity. You see, in Groundfloorville, every house is a home, and every home has a story. It's a town where you can see dreams turn into reality, brick by brick, door by door, home by home.

Join us as we meet some of the fine citizens of Groundfloorville. As you get to know them, you can also better understand their investment strategies, their path to consistent 10% returns, and what their next 10 years look like with the real returns provided by Groundfloor. 

Best of all, you can access our financial model on your own. By adding your own inputs based on initial investment and recurring investment amounts, you’ll  see for yourself what the next 10 years look like with Groundfloor.  

Groundfloorville Citizen Profile #1: 


Age: 27

Gender: Male/Female

Occupation: IT  

Education: College 

Income: $65,000/yr

Investor Profile: 

Feeling more established in his career, Chris now wants to get smarter with his money and save for the future. He took advice from a coworker a few years ago to start investing, but after months of testing the market on his own and checking his stocks far too often, he found it all too stressful and has put investing to the side.  

Chris was venting to a  friend about the ups and downs of investing when his friend suggested that Chris create a Groundfloor account and give real estate investing a try. Chris’ friend explained that investing in real estate debt means extra security because each investment is backed by a real investment and puts the investor in a first lien position. It’s both smart and safe. 

Chris had always assumed real estate investing was inaccessible to him. As he learned more about Groundfloor, he found he didn’t need to be an accredited investor to start investing, and once his account was set up, he could invest in real properties around the country for as little as $10 per property.

Chris used Groundfloor’s Investment Wizard to diversify his investment across multiple properties, and since he is just getting started, he has decided on a Conservative investment strategy. Realizing that the returns of his Groundfloor portfolio are all well over 10%, Chris decides to set up Auto-Transfer so he can start to consistently save for the future. 

By initially investing $2,500 and allocating an additional $25 each month by cutting down on that extra cup of coffee, Chris’ 10-year outlook with Groundfloor’s consistent 10% returns yields the following performance:

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Interested in seeing how your own investment strategy will look after 10 years? Download our worksheet here. To see how your own investment strategy will look over the course of 10 years, simply enter your “Initial Investment” amount in cell B2, and your monthly “Recurring Transfer Amount” in cell B7. The 10-year performance and charts will automatically update, as will the accompanying graphs below.


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