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Entering the world of commercial real estate

Commercial real estate can be a great investment opportunity for people in Texas who want to enjoy excellent returns in a stable, long-term investment. Many wealthy people have made their fortune through real estate investments, and a number of investors enjoy a significant real estate portfolio as part of their wealth management systems. Because of the opportunities and stability provided by these types of investments, many are interested in expanding their reach to benefit from commercial projects.

Because commercial real estate is a long-term investment that sells infrequently, this means it is a good choice for investors who are not looking to flip their purchase quickly. It is a less liquid asset and should be combined with more liquid assets as part of an overall investment portfolio.

There are a number of ways to get involved in the market; for example, small business owners can purchase the building from which the business operates. Owning the building in the long term can provide an ongoing income stream even after the business owner retires. Real estate investment trusts are another way to enter the market but opt for a more liquid choice. These REITs trade on the stock exchanges and distribute around 90 percent of their earnings each year as dividends, so they can offset the traditional illiquidity of these types of investments.

In addition, people with individual retirement accounts can create a self-directed IRA held by a trust company with holdings in commercial real estate. This can be one excellent option to earn substantial gains for a retirement portfolio.

People considering jumping into the commercial real estate investment market may benefit from consulting with an attorney. Legal assistance may provide guidance about the contracts involved in the process of a purchase as well as work to protect an investor's legal rights throughout the transaction and any disputes.

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