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Commercial Real Estate: A Way To Live Your Dreams

Oct 11, 2007
Commercial real estate is like a charmed substance that can exponentially increase the value of your utmost, very limited, resource. That resource is, of course, the hours in your day. No matter what you do, you can't make more time. Wealth seems just as limited, but you can always make more, if you know how. Much people think they know how the two are related, that they can transform their time into money.

There are times that they become frustrated when they ponder about their financial goals and about how many hours they would have to work to make the money they need to make their dreams come true. They become frustrated because they realize it isn't possible, that there simply aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish their financial goals. What they don't know is that with a little financial physics, they can increase the monetary density of an hour simply by investing.

Commercial real estate will help you live by that old saying, "Work smart, not hard." Your output on your job is limited. Even if you could work 24-7, you could only make so much money at any rate of pay and your employer is going to be willing to pay you only so much money for the work anyway. If you could somehow make those hours worth more without having to put out more work per hour, then perhaps you could earn enough money to accomplish your dreams and goals. With commercial real estate, this type of philosophy becomes possible.

It's wondrous how interesting commercial real estate tends to become the older you get, the more you start thinking about money, your future, and how the two relate. Whatsoever your dreams are, you will need two things to accomplish them - money and time. Money, you can make an finite supply of, as long as you can figure out how. Your time, however, is finite.

However, you can, , apply Benjamin Franklin's "a penny saved is a penny earned" adage regarding that limited resource. An hour saved is an hour earned. You can't make proper use of your time if you spend it chasing pennies. That's where commercial real estate comes into play.

When one becomes a real estate investor, he opens the door into an entirely new financial world. Developing an awareness of investment real estate is like suddenly getting a new pair of eyes, which allow you to see farther in each direction.

That is because investing is a way to make your hours represent many more dollars than they would if you simply relied on the income from a job. Look at it like this - if you make a nice salary, say $50 per hour, you are limited by the number of hours in the year it is physically possible to work. Never mind the fact that you are also limited by the number of hours that actually exists in a given year. But what if you make only $15 an hour? How in the world are you ever to make your dreams come true?

What you need to do in order to become a real estate investor is educate yourself. Don't just grab a real estate listing and jump in as though you were playing at the roulette wheel in Vegas. Although there is a certain amount of luck involved, this is not a gamble. You must learn about the real estate market so you can make educated guesses about where to put your money.

Learning to read financial statements and other basic accounting skills is a great first step. In fact, it is necessary. You can't win at the game unless you know the language of the game, and that language is finance. Take a few commercial real estate courses. You will need to know the types of real estate that is out there, as well as the types of investments. You will need to know the terminology and you will need to get to know people in the business arena.
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell (MBA, MSc) is an international internet marketer and business consultant, and has published more information about investments on
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