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Single-Family Rental Investment Market Slowing, Shifting Geographically

As home prices stabilize and credit conditions ease, the once wide-open landscape for institutional investors acquiring single family rental (SFR) properties continues to shift. Instead of the largescale ‘land grab’ buys, institutional investors are becoming much more selective in new portfolio acquisitions and are increasingly shifting their focus to managing their properties, collecting rents and … Continued

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Ins and outs of single family rentals

Since the housing crisis, large institutional investment companies have decided to enter the rental business, lured by a supply of low-cost and foreclosed houses. “Institutional investors own an operate an estimated 200,000 single-family homes,” says Matthew Beck, spokesman for the National Rental Home Council, a recently formed trade group that advocates for the single-family home … Continued

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Single-Family Rental Market Sizzles in the South

Investors that buy single-family homes are much less interested in sudden changes in home values as the recovery in the housing market continues. Homes are no longer steeply undervalued. Instead, investors are looking for good long-term returns based on rental income from their properties as well as appreciation in home prices that is based on … Continued

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Racing to Buy Homes Sight Unseen

Advances in how companies use technology to evaluate mountains of data has quickened everything from stock trading to student test-performance evaluations to patient care. Behind the new speed in real estate is a change in how big buyers find most of their properties.

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Market for Single-Family Rental Bonds Growing at Home and Abroad

“The next frontier for the SFR securitization market will be the ability for smaller single-family rental investors to access the securitization market,” Hill said. “While institutional investors have been more visible, and were arguably necessary for launching the securitization market, they own less than 500,000 properties. Small investors own more than 14 million. Suffice it … Continued

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Millennials fuel single-family rental demand

Millennials are delaying home ownership. The result is an extended rental trend among 25- to 34-year-olds that is fueling real estate opportunities of its own. The group, which is the nation’s second largest generation, is starting to form new households, but unlike past generations, that doesn’t mean buying a starter home. Weak job growth and … Continued

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Economy Watch: Will Millennials Continue to Rent?

Perhaps the main new reality is that homeownership isn’t as easy to attain as it has been during most of the decades after World War II. For a lot of people, the money isn’t there, because the American economy simply doesn’t offer as many well-paying jobs as it used to. Less fundamentally—and probably easier to … Continued

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