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Years After the Real Estate Crash, Renters Are Still on the Rise

Perhaps most surprising, single-family renting—initially perceived by many as a temporary solution for families who lost their homes due to foreclosure—continued to rise in popularity. The number of single-family rental households grew by 2.1% from 2013 to 2014, compared with 1.8% growth for households occupying multifamily rentals and virtually no growth in single-family ownership households.

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Investors snapping up new homes for rentals

It was widely deemed a temporary play: Large-scale investors buying thousands of discounted foreclosed properties during the worst of the housing crash and turning them into single-family rentals. When home prices recovered, they would surely sell them for a hefty profit. The housing market is recovering, albeit more slowly than expected. Foreclosure volume is way … Continued

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Why renting is a growth opportunity for years to come

Hardly a week goes by without another study or poll on what millennials will — or won’t — do when it comes to housing. Last year, the prevailing wisdom seemed to be that millennials were into sharing, not owning. This year, if you listen to Fannie Mae and the National Association of Realtors, millennials want … Continued

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Delinquency Rates Remain Low Across SFR Securitizations

Delinquency rates remained low in July across single-family rental (SFR) securitizations, and for a majority of the deals, the delinquency rates improved, according to data reported by Morningstar Credit Ratings in its August 2015 Single-Family Research: Performance Summary Covering All Morningstar Rated Securitizations released Monday.

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