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HOW TO BUY YOUR 1st COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

HOW TO BUY YOUR 1st COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Commercial property is an asset that is real estate referred to use as business activities. It serves as land for rental purposes and generates profit. Commercial property can be malls, industrial estate, manufacturing stores, grocery stores, and many more. Investing in commercial property sound always healthy, but the cost of such property is far higher than residential property. But it can aid in getting a long-term source of income. Buying a commercial property is always a tough row to hoe. And some serious points need to be considered while investing an enormous amount in commercial property. There are five primary types of commercial investments, which are as follows.

OFFICE

The office building can be small or big in a different commercial zone.

INDUSTRIAL

A commercialized industrial area can be a storehouse or a manufacturing site.

RETAIL

It includes shop around the corner of your house to any regional shopping

center.

HOSPITALITY

It includes hotels that attract tourists and earn you a rental payment.

MULTIFAMILY

It includes apartments that can be used for several desired purposes.

After deciding on the commercial property that attracts you, you

Have to build up a strategy to invest in it. Some important points that need to be considered are as follows.

 

LEARN SOME COMMERCIAL REAL STATE VOCABULARY

There are a lot of learning things that are required by a person to be familiar with. Some major terms are as follows.

DEBT SERVICE COVERAGE RATIO

It tells how much income will help you in covering the debt annually

CASH ON CASH

It is the invested amount that is equal to the down payment

LOAN TO VALUE

It is the ratio of the amount you are lending with the amount you want to

purchase.

CAPITALIZATION RATE

The ratio of income of the property to the total value of the property

AD VALOREM

It is a tax that depends on the assessed value of a piece of property.

VACANCY RATE

Percentage of property which is available in the area at a specific time that

is vacant.

 

VISIT DIFFERENT PROPERTIES

Go for a tour with your commercial property team and close friends in different areas to look into properties. Listen to the advice made by them. Make points about the location, condition, and prices. Properties near to the downtown area, universities, hospitals, and populated societies have a higher rate and can be sold easily and quickly. Make a list of answers to some questions asked below and make obvious notes of them.

 What taxes are on this property?

 What renovation is required on this property

 What is the reason behind the selling of the property?

 What is a restriction on it to be used for

 What changes are to be expected on a nearby property

 What kind of utility facilities all have?

 

FIND A PROPERTY ADVISOR

It is a complex process to buy a commercial property and for that; you need an expert property advisor. Then you need to hire a real estate lawyer, mortgage broker, notaries, environmental specialist, tax expert, and an accountant. You can do all things yourself, but it is best advised to go for experts.

 

FIGURE OUT YOUR FINANCING

If you are not much wealthy, then you need to have some financing to invest in property buying. You need to have a list of some answers in front of you.

 How much amount do you have in debit?

 How much credit a source can offer you

 How much interest do they want you to pay?

 Ask your close relatives and friends in lending you a handsome amount

 Ask the owner if he is interested in financing, you or giving you enough

time to arrange all the expenses

 

MAKE A DEAL WITH YOUR LAWYER

When you are satisfied with all the terms and conditions presented by the seller to you. Make an appointment with the lawyer and present your case and let him review it. Sign a letter of intent provided by the lawyer, which gives basic outline terms on transactions. Ask your lawyer to explain all the agreements and obligations you have to follow in buying the property.

 

FINAL DECISION

When you have gone through all the pros and cons of the property and have made your decision in buying that property. Then arrange a meeting with the seller in the presence of prays. Don’t go for a cash source, always use bank transfers or paychecks as a payment method.

 

Guest Post: Rachel Maisen

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