Small business owners could see a glimmer of hope in this rough economy in the lower values of commercial real estate, but only 6 percent have purchased property during the last two years, according to the CIT Small Business Commercial Real Estate Study. In fact, more than half reported that they havenbt even thought about purchasing commercial property. Still, another 28 percent do think investing in real estate presents a bgreatb opportunity.

Some of these small business owners still face financial anxiety, as they canbt purchase real estate when they canbt afford the down payment for a loan. Small businesses are important to the overall economy as they employ about half of all private-sector workers.

You can learn more about the studybs results on Market Watch, and then share your thoughts by leaving a comment. Are you a small business owner? How do you view purchasing real estate in the current economy?

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