Single-Family Home Rental: A Sign of the Economic Times

The American Dream of the single-family homeowner—nuclear family, a mortgage, and maybe a white picket fence—is being turned on its head by two consequences of the Great Recession: lack of demand for home purchases and a glut of unoccupied single-family houses. On the demand side are former homeowners who are unable or unwilling to return […]

Is the Single-Family Rental Market ‘Viable’?

The consensus among the many panelists over the two-hour Property Acquisition Lab is that the SFR market is here to stay despite some naysayers who still don’t believe the market can survive despite so many companies experiencing widespread success in the SFR space.

Single-family homes can help address the affordable rental-housing crisis

Traditionally, single-family rentals were owned by small mom-and-pop investors. But in the last four years, institutional investors have entered the space. Once upon a time, multifamily developers would look at anyone proposing to manage a portfolio of scattered single-family rentals as if they had two heads. But new investors have shown that by using proper […]