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Real Estate

Real Estate can be a valuable investment that appreciates over time yet it can also be a purchase that can serve a personal or business purpose.  Usually, purchasing real estate requires very careful consideration given the high value of property and the investment involved.  After the housing bubble experienced in recent years, it has become more difficult to obtain real estate loans.  Property values have declined making the market more unstable.  Another factor to consider is that banks have stricter criteria in approving loans and therefore require the customer to have both good credit and a substantial amount of cash to obtain a loan.  

If you are interested in finding out more about commercial real estate, contact a local real estate professional today for assistance with your buying, selling, or leasing needs.

The recession has created a housing crisis where foreclosures are at an all time high and banks lending power at an all time low.  Consumers’ purchasing power has declined if they do not have sufficient credit for a loan or enough cash to use as a down payment.  Reverse mortgages were created for seniors that hold equity in their properties. Reverse mortgages have become a popular option for seniors to cash in on the equity on their homes while continuing to occupy the property.

When dealing with real estate, a local professional can help with the following:

  • Property Rights and Estates
  • Fixed and Adjustable Rate Loans
  • Income Properties
  • Commercial Leases
  • Premises Liability Issues
  • REITs
Commercial Leases are a popular option amongst businesses trying to obtain commercial property.  It is a great solution for a business that does not hold enough capital to construct a building in which to operate or simply does not want the long term commitment involved in owning the property.  Income properties produce income for the investor in the form of rental payments.  Given current market conditions, leasing is becoming a more popular option and properties used solely for income have risen.
A real estate investment trust, or REIT, is a company that owns, and in most cases, operates income-producing real estate. Some REITs also participate in financing real estate. The shares of many REITs are traded on major stock exchanges.  In the past 50 years, REITs have become an important segment of the U.S. economy and investment markets.

The real estate market is constantly changing in today’s economy.  It is imperative to be up to date with the latest rules and regulations to avoid a costly mistake or not miss a valuable opportunity.  Information and assistance is readily available to help with commercial real estate issues and a qualified professional can make a huge difference in the outcome of a real estate transaction.

Do these situations apply to you and your business? Find a local commercial real estate professional in your area who can help address your concerns.