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Searching for commercial real estate in Massachusetts' MetroWest region? Connect with Boston City Properties for superior support, guidance and resources. We run one of the most comprehensive online databases of searchable MA real estate listings around. It includes constantly updated MetroWest commercial real estate listings for properties in places like Framingham, Wayland, Natick and Southborough. We don't charge a dime for access; you just have to complete a simple form. We also have skilled real estate agents who are experts in MetroWest commercial real estate, and we can put you in touch when the time comes.

About MetroWest Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate in the MetroWest region runs the gamut. While most of the communities in this part of the state are fairly small, several of them boast fairly robust economies. This region is often ignored by property investors, so there tends to be a bit less competition. If you are looking to round out your portfolio, to branch out into commercial real estate investing or just to move into a different part of the state with your investing activities, you can't go wrong by setting your sights on MetroWest.

You may be on the fence about investing in commercial properties in this part of the state, but there are plenty of advantages to doing so. The I-495/MetroWest corridor has emerged as what is known as the Arc of Innovation, as many tech companies and startups have set up shop in the area. Middlesex County, which is primarily where MetroWest lies, is bursting with business activity, so those who own commercial properties tend to do quite well. The region boasts a population of just under 200,000, and commercial properties span many categories and price points.

Benefits of Commercial Real Estate Investing

If you have invested in commercial real estate in the past, you already know how promising it can be. If you've mostly stuck with residential real estate in the past, you may be intimidated about branching out into commercial. However, there are many advantages to doing so, including:

• Superior Income Potential - The numbers don't lie. The typical residential real estate investment provides an annual return of around 1 to 4 percent of the purchase price. Meanwhile, the annual return on an investment in commercial real estate averages between 6 and 12 percent.
• More Flexible Lease Terms - Commercial leases tend to be much longer than standard ones, with some extending as long as 10 years or more. This ensures better stability. Lease terms tend to be more flexible in general too, as you don't have to contend with as many consumer protection laws and regulations.
• More Dependable Tenants - Tenants in commercial properties tend to stay put much better than tenants in residential properties. In addition to having lower turnover, commercial tenants tend to have a more vested interest in maintaining the premises, as it is a place of business, so you are less likely to end up with damaged property and other problems.

About the MetroWest Commercial Real Estate Market

Massachusetts' MetroWest region extends west of Boston and east of Worcester. It is located in Middlesex County, and it is made up of nine cities and towns: Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Natick, Hopkinton, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury and Wayland. Although most of these communities have fairly small populations, they generally have strong economies and plenty of options for commercial real estate investors of all kinds.

If you'd like to break into commercial real estate investing in MetroWest, the first step is to identify the community or communities that offer the kinds of properties that you need. As long as you have defined goals, this shouldn't prove to be too difficult. It is far better to zero in on a handful of specific communities than to search the region as a whole. In our database, for example, you can select specific communities on which to focus your search. By identifying them early on, then, you will have an easier and smoother time locating what you need. That's truer still when you avail yourself of the considerable resources that are offered by Boston City Properties.

Tips for Investing Effectively in Commercial Real Estate

Regardless of how much experience you have with commercial real estate investing, it never hurts to brush up on the basics. If you are completely new to this type of investing, you have quite a lot to learn. Luckily, Boston City Properties is here to help.

Some things to keep in mind when investing in commercial real estate include:

• Secure Financing First - This rule applies to virtually any type of real estate transaction. Line up financing before starting your search. That way, you will know exactly what you can afford. Keep in mind that you will need to come up with a much larger down payment than you would for residential transactions.
• Plan Ahead - Unless the property that you are buying is brand new and pristine, it will likely need upgrades and other work before too long. Do your best to determine what kinds of expenses you will face in the first few years, and take them into account when creating a budget for your investment activities.
• Take Your Time - If you're new to commercial real estate investing, this piece of advice is especially important: Take it slow. You may be eager to secure a great property and start drawing in rental income, but everything can easily backfire if you make the wrong choices. Even with the help of Boston City Properties' searchable listings, zeroing in on suitable properties will take a while. Once you've identified some, you have to research them fully and completely, and that takes even more time.
• Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - You may already be planning to invest in a particular type of commercial real estate like hotels or warehouses. However, don't back yourself into a corner for no reason. Early on, explore many different property types. You never know which ones will help you to achieve your goals. Without being open to different possibilities, you could miss out on a truly incredible opportunity.
• Know a Good Opportunity When You See One - Finally, if you don't have much experience in commercial real estate investing, you will probably struggle to identify promising opportunities. Many factors come into play, including things like cap rates and net operating income. If possible, find someone to mentor you. Don't forget that the team at Boston City Properties is always here to help too.

How Boston City Properties Can Help

When it comes to accessing timely and accurate MetroWest commercial real estate listings, you can't do better than Boston City Properties. With a few clicks of the mouse button, you'll gain free, instant access to our searchable listings. At any given moment, you'll find listings for commercial properties for sale around the MetroWest region. Thanks to our search tool, you can limit your search to specific towns and cities, and you can use search filters to fine-tune your results even more.

That's not all. Investing in commercial real estate can be very confusing, so it pays to have an experienced expert by your side. When you are ready, contact us to be put in touch with a skilled commercial real estate agent who knows the MetroWest real estate market well. They can get answers to any questions that you may have, and they can take you to tour properties on your list. Later, they can even assist you with negotiations and with other aspects of closing the deal. If you need any assistance at any point along the way, give Boston City Properties a call.