How Renters Benefitted From the Housing Crisis

No question, renters were waiting in the wings behind homeowners all across the nation. From 2005 to 2013, the number of occupied single-family rental properties jumped from 10.5 million units to 14.2 million units, the Urban Institute reports, citing American Housing Survey data.

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Best Markets to Rent to Millennials in 2015

A couple of weeks ago RealtyTrac issued a report on the best markets for buying rental property in 2015 based on fair market rents for the year set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the most recent median home price data from RealtyTrac sales deed data.

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Renters Are Majority in Big U.S. Cities

American cities—and not just the priciest ones—are more and more the domain of renters. Renters made up the majority of the population in cities at the core of nine of the nation’s 11 largest metro areas in 2013, a sharp change from 2006, when renters were the majority in just five of those cities, according … Continued

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Renters Make Great Neighbors

NRHC members are critical partners in helping restore neighborhoods, renovate blighted homes, stimulate local economies and spur job creation locally. However, critics have recently used misperceptions about renter demographics to suggest that renters don’t make good neighbors. We want to set the record straight.

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Where Have the REO Investors Gone?

It’s important to keep the purchase activity in perspective. According to data presented at the recent IMN Single Family Rental conference in Scottsdale, AZ, the largest 18 institutional SFR buyers account for roughly 1.2% of the current inventory of single family rental properties—about 172,000 of the 15 million homes being rented out today. That inventory, … Continued

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