Part of the nBuy Life Event Network

Our home planning centers: 

5 Things to Do Before
Investing in a Commercial Property

home equity articles and tips


Investing in a commercial property may seem like a wonderful idea, and it is in many cases. A commercial investment can bring you a ton of money. However, such an investment can go awry if you do not have some essential elements. The following is a list of five things that you should have before you make that move to buy a property that you want to use for potential income:

Check the Natural Disaster History

One of the first things you should do it ensure that you have chosen a smart area to buy a property. You should check the disaster statistics for the area, for example. You are taking a chance if you decide to invest in property in a flood area or an earthquake area.

Get Building Envelop Surveys

There is a need for building envelope surveys when you are thinking of investing in a property. The building envelope has to do with the way a structure is built, and you need to know if the property in which you are investing has been built using the appropriate methods. For that reason, it would be wise for you get a survey done before you put forth the money.

Compare Insurance Quotes

Obviously, you are going to have to get insurance if you purchase a property. You will need insurance that protects you and your investment in case something goes severely wrong. What you will want to do is speak to some insurance agents and try to find the best possible policy that can suit your needs.

Check the Crime Statistics

Crime statistics are another important factor that you will want to review before you invest in a property. Bad crime statistics can make it difficult for you to rent the property and profit in any way off of the rentals. It may also make it difficult for you to get any reliable renters for your property.

An Extensive Pest Inspection

You must have an extensive test run to check for pests such as termites, mice, roaches, ants and other problematic pests. Termites, for example, can utterly destroy the foundation of a property. You would not want to invest in a property that has termites because it may be a long time before you are able to rent it to anyone.

After you have done all these things, then you can feel confident investing your funds into the project. You’ll have a profitable and valuable property to resell or add to your portfolio.