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Submitted on March 15, 2023
Unlike many other industries, real estate is a cyclical sort of business. Real estate agents cannot count on steady, uninterrupted growth, but must instead factor in the natural ebbs and flows of the market. Such changes have led many agents to seek to diversify their income streams by managing rentals, working as mortgage brokers or moonlighting as a property manager. Some agents even end up asking themselves, "Can you do both commercial and residential real estate?" 
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Submitted on February 15, 2023
Commercial real estate investing is a business approach with a lot of profitability and potential in the industry. Despite its volatility, the real estate market has always been a relatively secure investment option. Investing in commercial real estate is viable if you have the capital to invest and need a passive income.
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Submitted on January 10, 2023
Residential real estate is an asset class with which many people have familiarity, and the financing that facilitates its purchase is so common that fluctuations in rates and other shifting market conditions make the evening news. Commercial real estate loans are another matter. Many unfamiliar with this kind of financing assume that it must function in a similar way to home loans since both secure real estate. However, that's not true. Commercial real estate loans' rates, amortization schedules, terms, penalties, and credit requirements all differ significantly from those used to...
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Submitted on December 19, 2022
Though the COVID-19 pandemic will likely go down in history as the cause of many deaths and much political instability, another one of its legacies has been rampant inflation that’s affected more than just energy costs and consumer goods. Rents have ballooned, sometimes doubling overnight. CBS 4 Denver reported how tenants in a Buena Vista, Colorado, apartment complex saw their rents increase exponentially, leading them to consider a class-action lawsuit. Meanwhile, KERO highlighted how Delano, California, is considering adding rent caps above and beyond the 10 percent required by The Golden...
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Submitted on November 21, 2022
Imagine that you have a wonderful idea for a business. You’ve drawn up a business plan, secured funding, and readied production. All you need to worry about now is leasing a building for a business, and you’ve discovered the perfect location. The price is right, the space is ideally situated, and it offers plenty of room for expansion. You start to sign the lease in the name of your incorporated venture, but the landlord has a request: You’ll also need to put your proverbial John Hancock to a personal guarantee. Or perhaps the landlord says you can’t sign in the name of your company at all....
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Submitted on October 17, 2022
In the past, commercial real estate marketing trends were relatively simply to understand and follow. Professionals got the word out about properties available for sale or for lease by advertising in the physical world. Billboards and on-site signs, direct-mail campaigns and trade-magazine spreads, networking events and word of mouth — all of these efforts have borne fruit in the past. But given how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic malaise impacted the commercial market, unique real estate marketing ideas have sprung up, and professionals must know about them if they want to...
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Submitted on September 13, 2022
Part of the American Dream is to better oneself financially, and part of that betterment typically involves the purchase of property. It’s why you see fliers emblazoned with pictures of happy families standing in front of single-family homes. However, such improvement doesn’t stop with private ownership, and the buying and selling of commercial properties is also an important element of wealth creation. That’s why real estate professionals play such an essential role in the economic life of the country.
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Submitted on August 22, 2022
Unless you're buying commercial property with cash, you'll need someone to loan you the rest of the money. Knowing how to buy commercial property with little or no money – especially if it's your first real estate deal – isn't easy. Fortunately, raising the required funds is possible once you've identified all the available lending options. What follows are ten creative ways to secure the financing you'll need before investing in a commercial property.
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Submitted on July 19, 2022
Whether you are moving an existing business or starting a new one, having the right office or retail space to support your day-to-day activities is essential. In a busy real estate market like Chicago, even the thought of renting a commercial space can be intimidating. Factors that include lease terms, room for expansion, and property accessibility must all be considered. To ensure that your decision is the right one, here are 18 rental questions you'll need to answer first before signing on the "dotted line."
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Submitted on June 21, 2022
Property auctions in a highly competitive real estate market like Chicago can be intimidating for both buyers and sellers. Investing wisely in a new property – or getting the most out of your current investment – rely on the ability to understand and efficiently manage all aspects of the auction process. Whether you are a buyer or seller, these eight real estate auction tips will help ensure that your experience is a more financially rewarding one once the gavel falls.
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