Buying a new home in the current economy can be intimidating. Besides creating a new budget for all the additional costs that come with purchasing a new home, buyers also want to ensure they have enough savings for emergencies, retirement and their children. While everyone saves and budgets differently, investing in commercial real estate is a sound option that can help you stay financially healthy, even when buying a new home. Commercial real estate generates passive income. This avenue of steady income can become a financial cushion, helping out on rainy days, retirement planning or funding for children's education. Furthermore, investors can also benefit from multiple tax benefits. Thanks to the development of new opportunities and partnership structures, most will find they can start investing in commercial property with far less capital and time.