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 […]
Beth O’Brien, CEO of Colony American Finance, said the fact that the firm was able to reach this lending milestone in less than two years, shows the demand for acquisition capital and long-term financing among investors in single family homes.
With the costs of labor and materials increasing, investors and contractors are constantly searching for ways to lower the cost of doing business when it comes to renovating or rehabbing their rental properties.
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.
A confluence of factors has created the “perfect storm” for sustained growth in the single-family rental market, according to one expert in the Securities Lab of the Inaugural Five Star Institute Single-Family Rental Summit on Monday, October 12, in Las Vegas.
One of the key drivers of the booming single-family rental market is the desire for flexibility, and it’s not just millennials that are choosing to rent a home over buying.
The location of most SFRs is another reason why policymakers should consider SFR as a viable affordable housing strategy, according to the report. Many SFR units are close to downtown, on bus lines or other transit routes, established suburbs, or overall more apt to be located in central cities than single-family owner-occupied homes (34 percent […]
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 […]
No matter how you crunch the numbers, the outlook for rentals looks strong for the foreseeable future.