In a recent article from The Street, CIT Group argues that business owners are missing out on a prime opportunity to pick up real estate at great prices.
According to CIT analysts, cheap commercial real estate is one of "the few upsides" for small-business owners trying to operate in a harsh economic climate.
But entrepreneurs aren't taking advantage of the low prices. CIT says only 6% of small-business owners have bought one or more commercial properties, while a majority -- 53% -- say they "haven't even thought about making a purchase."
Overall, only a little over a quarter -- 28% -- of the 300 small-business owners interviewed for the survey say real estate is a "great" business opportunity.
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