3 Signs You Should Invest In Commercial Real Estate Vs. Residential Real Estate

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If you're already a real estate investor or if you are thinking about investing in real estate for the first time, then you may only be looking at residential properties. It's true that investing in residential real estate can be a good idea, but it's not the only option. For many investors, investing in commercial real estate can be a good idea. A few signs that you may want to invest in commercial buildings instead of residential properties have been listed here.

1. You Have a Little More to Spend

Of course, in many cases, commercial properties are more expensive than residential properties. This means that you may need access to more money in order to get started with investing in commercial real estate. If you have the capital to do so or if you think you will qualify for larger loans and if you don't mind investing a little more money than what you have in the past, though, it might be a good idea to explore this option.

2. You're Hoping to Make More Money

Even though investing in commercial real estate does often require more capital, it can often help you make more money, too. If you aren't happy with your income from your real estate investments, then you could be wondering what you can do to bring in more profits. It might be time for you to switch to commercial real estate investing so that you can increase your income.

3. You'd Prefer Longer-Term Leases

One thing that you might not like about owning and renting out real estate is dealing with constant turnover. When you deal with residential real estate, then you often have to worry about your tenants moving out after just one year. This means that you have to go through the hassle of fixing up your rental and looking for new tenants on a regular basis, which can be time-consuming and can cause you to lose money. In many cases, though, commercial tenants will stay in their commercial rentals for a long time. After all, your tenants might establish successful businesses in your commercial properties and may not want to leave. This can help you greatly cut down on turnover, which can save you time and money.

If you're a real estate investor who has only invested in residential real estate in the past, then it might be time for you to start thinking about looking into commercial investment options. 

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