Why Commercial Real Estate? 11 Reasons to Invest

There are lots of ways to invest in real estate. You can flip houses; rent out properties; buy real estate-related stocks, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and ETFs; or even take part in crowdfunded deals.

Another great option worth eyeing? That’d be commercial real estate (CRE): a high-risk but also high-reward asset class, which encompasses a whole slew of property types you probably haven’t even considered investing in.

Are you interested in exploring commercial real estate investments? Here’s what you need to know.

What is commercial real estate?

First off, what exactly qualifies as commercial real estate? At its most basic, it’s any property designed to make money. It can include all the major categories you probably expect — retail stores, office buildings, industrial warehouses, restaurants, etc. — as well as more specialized property, like storage spaces, hotels, casinos, and even healthcare facilities.

Why invest in commercial real estate?

Whether you’re coming from a long career in residential property or you’ve never invested in real estate at all, CRE can be a smart place to put your money. But why commercial real estate? Here are 11 reasons you might want to consider it for your real estate portfolio.

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Why Invest In Real Estate

It’s a common misconception that investing in real estate is only for the rich and famous. People often feel left out and forget about the prospect. But investing in real estate need not feel like just a pipe dream. It’s a real possibility for almost anyone, even those with little capital.

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Why invest in real estate?


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There are many reasons to invest in real estate, but we’ll start with the fact that it’s easier than you think. As long as you’re armed with the right information and have a little capital or access to capital, you can invest. 

While you need to understand the technicality of investing in real estate, it all starts with your “why.” If you aren’t sure what your reasons are for investing in real estate, consider the reasons below and then get started by checking out the Roofstock Marketplace.

18 Reasons To Invest In Real Estate

1. Cash Flow and Its Possibilities

The number one reason most people invest in real estate is the cash flow. Cash flow is the money you collect after paying the expenses, such as the mortgage, taxes, insurance, and maintenance/repairs. 


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Shapoorji Pallonji to invest Rs 4,000 crore for real estate project in Pune

a view of a city: Shapoorji Pallonji to invest Rs 4,000 crore for real estate project in Pune

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Shapoorji Pallonji to invest Rs 4,000 crore for real estate project in Pune

Real estate firm Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has announced the launch of a new real estate project near Bavdhan, West Pune, to be developed with an estimated investment of around Rs 4,000 crore.

The project named ‘VANAHA’ is spread across 148 acres of land. It will be a mixed-use development and will be a part of one of the largest townships in India, the company said.

This premium mixed-use development will be executed in phases and will have more than 6000 apartments on completion. In the first phase, over 600 apartments with various unit configurations consisting of 1, 2 and 3 BHK have been launched. The residences are available between the price range of Rs 39 lakh to Rs 89 lakh.

The project will have over 90 acres of open space.

“Pune is an important market for us and the addition of this large project fits well within our strategy of strengthening our presence across the country’s leading real estate markets. Given the current scenario, customers look forward to assurance from trusted brands to reimpose their faith in buying a home and we are

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Should You Invest in Real Estate with Bitcoin?

The volatility conundrum

One concern about cryptocurrency is that it can be used to money launder or protect ill-gotten gains. Turning those assets into real estate legitimizes them. That’s one reason these transactions, like all-cash transactions in certain luxurystyle=”text-decoration: underline”> markets, are carefully scrutinized. In fact, new proposed regulations will increase the ability for these transactions to be tracked by the government. Proposed rules from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network could add more accountability to cryptocurrency, including chipping away at the anonymity that has been one of the things attracting some people to cryptocurrency. While bitcoin records all transactions publicly, a private wallet currently protects some information. However, the new rules call for sharing private wallet addresses used in exchanges with the government, which would mean the U.S. government could have access to a larger history of transactions.

“There are inherent risks when you consider how often the price of coins increases and decreases,” notes Ed Nwokedi, Founder & CEO at RedSwan CRE. “Investing in real estate properties with cryptocurrency provides an efficient and significant opportunity for crypto holders to reduce the volatility of their assets.”

The promise of blockchain technology

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With the real estate market still growing, here’s how to invest this year

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a house on the side of a road: The pandemic housing market will continue to surge ahead for the better part of 2021. Before investing, it's important to do your homework and acquire the necessary knowledge to make the right decisions.

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The pandemic housing market will continue to surge ahead for the better part of 2021. Before investing, it’s important to do your homework and acquire the necessary knowledge to make the right decisions.

Investing in real estate has always been considered a smart move, and with so many Canadians in search of better housing thanks to the pandemic, the moment is right to strike. RBC estimates home resales in Canada increased by 13 per cent last year and predicts sales will hit an even higher level in 2021. Clearly, there is money to be made, but understanding the real estate market requires skill and know-how.

Every good investor takes time to study their intended market before making a move. Investing in a home for your entire family is considerably different from nailing down the perfect time for buying a building to flip when the demand is high. If you have ever considered purchasing an investment property, you’ve probably struggled with deciding which type of home is

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Should you invest in stocks or real estate?


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To invest in real estate or stocks — or both? That is the question.


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Deciding whether to invest in stocks or real estate requires being honest about your risk tolerance and lifestyle preferences. Both investment strategies have their advantages and disadvantages, so it really comes down to your financial goals and budget.

Understanding the differences between the two will help you determine how to move forward. Let’s take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of both and then discuss which investment makes the most sense for your portfolio. Spoiler: it might make sense to invest in both.

Real estate vs. stocks

Investing in real estate means you acquire a physical piece of property. Regardless of the type of real-estate investment you make, most investors make returns on monthly rental income and/or when they sell the property for an appreciated value.

On the other hand, when you buy shares of stock, you purchase a piece of a company. As the company’s value grows, your stock value also grows. You can also receive income in the form of dividends on your shares if you hold on to your stocks over time.

An alternative to

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