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The American Dream: Renting?

It would have been easier, and my medical bills less, if we were renters and someone else, i.e. the landlord, was responsible for the maintenance. But I have kids, we wanted some space for them to run around. And plus, I’m of the generation where you grew up and bought a home. It’s just what … Continued

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How Renters Can Build Long-Term Wealth, Too

“The more diversified your assets, the more choices you have in the future. Real estate is a traditional mainstay among asset choices. By not investing in your own home, you’re taking direct ownership out of your nest egg,” Bar-Or says. “So the question is, how can you get diversification with the same characteristics of real … Continued

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Is it better to rent or buy a home in Denver right now?

The study looks at 23 U.S. markets and determines whether it’s smarter to buy or rent “to signal whether current market conditions favor buying or renting a home in terms of wealth creation over a fixed holding period in a particular market relative to historical market conditions and alternative investment opportunities.” Denver joins Dallas and … Continued

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Housing Market Becoming More Favorable for Renters than Buyers According to Latest Buy vs. Rent Index

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates it is becoming more favorable for renters than buyers in terms of wealth accumulation. The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index attempts to answer one of the toughest questions American consumers face: Is it better … Continued

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Rent or Buy: 5 Questions Consumers Should Ask Themselves

“Bankers are well-suited to talk to their customers about their housing options,” said Corey Carlisle, senior vice president, ABA’s Bank Community Engagement Foundation. “Bankers finance everything from single-family homes to apartment buildings giving them valuable perspective for customers searching for a new home.” Before pursuing a rental or homeownership opportunity, consumer should consider the following questions.

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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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