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Unique lending options can support commercial investors

When people plan to get involved in the California real estate market, they may be planning to finance their investments in a variety of ways. Some people might be investing cash, while others may use FHA loans or home equity loans to get started buying commercial real estate. There are also special commercial real estate mortgages that are especially designed for investors. Unlike a traditional residential mortgage, these types of loans close quickly and qualifications are based on rental income and investment history. Typically, they offer shorter lending terms and some are designed specifically for short-term financing processes.

Warehouse space in short supply in California

Businesses in California are finding it difficult to find industrial space according to a report released in recent weeks by a leading commercial real estate firm. A Colliers International study of commercial property trends in the Golden State reveals that Los Angeles has the lowest warehouse vacancy rate in the country. Only 1.6% of the city's 1 billion square feet of warehouse space is currently available, and companies looking for storage facilities in Orange County face an almost equally tight market.

The similarities between golf and real estate

Being a commercial real estate agent is a lot like being a professional golfer. This is because agents in California and elsewhere will be working for themselves but will also need a team to help them. This team will provide market research, help with marketing and provide other resources an agent needs to succeed. Like golf, it is important that real estate agents act with integrity at all times.

The basics of commercial property valuation

Commercial property can be appealing to anyone in California looking to either find the perfect spot for a business or make a profit renting out a desirable space. One of the most important pieces of information that perspective buyers want to know before investing in a commercial property is how much it's worth. There are several ways to accomplish this goal.

Climate change and property investment

California real estate investors know the importance of doing due diligence before purchasing a property. One issue that may have a significant impact on the long-term value of a property is climate change. Climate and weather issues can trigger incidents that damage property and communities.

Reasons to invest in Southern California commercial real estate

Prices, competition, barriers to entry and a poor infrastructure for transportation are among the elements that may discourage some commercial investors in California. There is also growing concern over availability of water; although, technologies are being developed to help deal with this. Despite these challenges, Southern California remains an attractive commercial real estate market.

Changing CRE investment strategies for 2019

California commercial real estate investors may want to consider modifying their strategies for staying on top of the market in 2019. While many investors may opt to continue to use what has worked for them in the past, others may have to use new methods to set up capital in order to address a volatile equity market, slow growth in the industry and trade disputes.

Commercial real estate and blockchain technology

Making the decision to invest in commercial real estate in California or any other state can result in profits if wise investment decisions are made. However, it is important that investors recognize how the commercial real estate industry is changing. One significant change is the integration of blockchain technology.

Preparing for commercial real estate premises liability

When someone gets injured on a property, the owner of that piece of real estate is generally considered liable. Thousands of such premises liability cases are filed in court every year in California and throughout the rest of the country. In order for property owners to protect themselves, it's important that they prepare for as many potential liabilities as possible. While records show that personal injury cases on commercial properties have started to go down, they still cost owners a lot of money every year.

Understanding the commercial real estate market

California investors may be curious about the potential of entering the commercial real estate market, especially if they've already been active in residential properties. There are a number of unique characteristics that can make the commercial property market particularly appealing to investors. Commercial leases are often long-term, reducing the level of effort needed to keep or find new tenants on a regular basis, even though the negotiation of any particular contract may require additional work. In addition, as commercial properties are often multi-unit, investors can receive several revenue streams from one property.

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