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Buying vs. Leasing Commercial Property

Examine pros and cons when buying or leasing commercial real estate
Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on December 09, 2015 in No Category
One of the biggest decisions many businesses will ever make is where they locate their business—a decision that goes beyond the city and right down to the actual physical space. It’s a decision driven by many factors, including everything from size to accessibility and visibility.  But as in all things with business, cost is often the deciding factor. That’s why it’s important to understand leasing and buying options and the pros and cons of each. The primary considerations are fiv... read more

Real Estate Investing: Why Boomers Are Buying Up Commercial Property

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on December 12, 2015 in No Category
First it was the workforce. Then the healthcare system. And now real estate. Boomers are again making waves in the local and even the national economy by buying up commercial property at a heightened rate.What’s behind the trend? It’s pretty simple: they need the money. For years, boomers saved for retirement the same way we do today: IRAs, 401ks and pensions—all of which depend on stocks. While historically stocks have been a pretty good investment when competently managed over the long haul, it ... read more
Business owners know: mistakes can be costly. And when those mistakes involve your office space, they can mean the difference between success and failure. Following are the five most common mistakes businesses make when leasing office space.#1 They fail to plan. Before you begin your search for commercial property, it’s important to know how many square feet you’ll need not just for now but for the next five years—since that’s the average length of a commercial lease.#2 They don’t unde... read more

3 Affiliate Partners You Want on Your CRE Side

Posted by Kristina Fore on March 04, 2016 in No Category
Three Affiliate Partners You Want on Your CRE Side A commercial real estate transaction involves buyers, sellers, tenants and agents, but have you thought about the other partners you may want involved in your commercial real estate transaction? At Coldwell Banker River Valley we know a successful commercial real estate deal requires several trusted vendor contacts who can offer exceptional service for a seamless experience. Consider some of the other players may want on your side. Architect Developing and... read more

5 Questions to Ask When Buying Commercial Property

Posted by Kristina Fore on April 01, 2016 in No Category
When you see that sign in the window that says “For Sale,” and you believe it may be the commercial real estate of your dreams, take a moment to stop and catch your breath before writing that check. There are several issues to consider before purchasing that business property to ensure your investment is sound and the decision is right for you. With help from your commercial real estate agent, here are five essential questions the experts at Coldwell Banker Commercial River Valley (CBCRV) recommend you... read more
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