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How we can help with your commercial title work

One of the important steps of a commercial real estate transaction in Florida is ensuring that the person or business buying or building the property has what is called "clean title" to the property. In a nutshell, clean title means the one who buys the land does so without having to worry about the claims of another party, including other purported owners, holders of easements and lenders or creditors with unsatisfied liens on the property.

Should I invest in commercial real estate or residential?

When Florida residents think of real estate, they think of buying a home to live in or shop to run. However, for many people, real estate is an investment, whether it is a residential real estate or commercial real estate. In fact, many people may already be investing in residential real estate, but adding commercial to the portfolio can help balance it out. However, there are some differences between the two types of real estate to keep in mind when making decisions to invest or not.

Financing commercial real estate may be getting more difficult

Businesses and investors alike often find themselves in the commercial real estate market. For businesses in South Florida, the commercial property will be used as retail locations, office buildings and warehouses, among other uses. Expanding companies need space for their staff and inventory, as well as a place to sell their goods and services. Investors, on the other hand, usually buy commercial real estate in order to turn around and sell it off for a profit. They might keep their eye on an area with growth potential for years, hanging on to a piece of property in order to sell it at just the right time to maximize profits. But, for companies and investors, making a purchase of commercial real estate may be getting more difficult.

Covering all of the details in the sale of commercial real estate

Businesses and investors have all kinds of assets to track. Among the most important assets they own is commercial real estate. In South Florida, commercial property can be a valuable commodity, from office buildings to warehouses to retail locations. The local area is growing, and both residential and commercial property can be valuable assets in the current market.

Is commercial real estate catching up to residential real estate?

Our readers may have seen several of our previous posts here that examine the differences between the commercial real estate market and the residential real estate market. In South Florida in particular, the differences have been stark for the last several years. Since the depths of the housing crisis nine years ago, the residential real estate market in South Florida has, for the most part, rebounded nicely. The commercial real estate market, on the other hand, has lagged behind. But, is the market for commercial property finally catching up to the residential market?

Will South Florida see an increase in the mix of real estate use?

It is common for many people in South Florida who are involved in the real estate market to think of residential property and commercial property completely separately. After all, a person who is looking for a new home probably isn't too worried about the values and uses of nearby commercial real estate, and vice versa, right? Well, according to a recent news story, that separate thinking may be coming to an end.

Can Florida residents view commercial property as an investment?

When South Florida readers think about real estate, they probably envision property that they purchase to make their own. Whether it is a new home or piece of commercial property that will be used for business operations, both residential and commercial buyers are usually approaching the real estate market with this frame of mind. However, can Florida residents get into the commercial real estate market with investment in mind?

Taxes and escrow funds among concerns in commercial real estate

When a business owner in South Florida is making a move toward purchasing commercial real estate, there can seem to be an endless flood of issues and problems. However, that does not always have to be the case. If a real estate transaction for commercial property is conducted properly, the buyer may actually experience quite a smooth process. Whether it is the purchase of an office building, industrial property or a retail location, many buyers will encounter issues related to taxes and escrow funds no matter how smooth the purchase is.

Zoning must be considered when purchasing commercial property

Commercial entities in South Florida, whether they are retailers, wholesalers or manufacturers, deal with all types of individuals and companies in the pursuit of making a profit. Many will enter into contracts with distributors and service vendors, and others will engage marketing firms to maximize their exposure and learn more about their customer base. But, how many business leaders consider that they may need to work with government entities, especially when they are considering an investment in commercial property?

Is it better for a business to rent or buy an office building?

There are many companies that have made the decision to make South Florida the location for their headquarters and other important facilities. There are a variety of reasons why a company would make this decision. South Florida has major urban locations that provide relatively easy access to South America, among other trade markets. In addition, many people in the workforce in South Florida are well-educated and resourceful. Moreover, the pleasant climate in South Florida may just be enough to recruit the right workers.