31 May
2021

Why Investors are Buying into Single-Family Rental

first_img Single-family rents increased 3% year over year in August 2019, according to the latest CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI). Low-end rentals, with rents 75% or less of a region’s median rent, made up a large chunk of August’s growth, as rents on lower-priced rental homes increased 3.7% year over year and rents for higher-priced homes, defined as properties with rents more than 125% of the regional median rent, increased 2.7% year over year.In an interview with DS News, CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel discussed how the increase in single-family rentals has impacted the housing market as a whole, and why many potential homeowners are turning to rentals.“Some of the demand has come from households displaced by foreclosure and some has come from millennial households who are looking for a single-family home but are not ready to buy,” Boesel said. “Just as the market has a low supply of for-sale housing, some markets also have a low supply of for-rent housing, which has driven rents up.”According to a post on the NAHB’s Best in American Living blog, renting by choice–instead of owning outright–is becoming increasingly popular among millennials.The blog said that this was where newly constructed built for-rent single-family homes came into the picture. These homes, according to the blog, present millennials “with a terrific opportunity to live the American dream–without the additional responsibilities and stress of homeownership.”According to realtor.com, investors are using the popularity of single-family rental to their advantage. Real estate investors purchased 7.7% of all homes in the second quarter of 2019, up 0.6% year-over-year, the most speculation the market has seen 2013. St. Louis is considered the most appealing destination for both flippers and landlords, with 18.8% of sales as investment properties. “Twenty years ago, [real estate investors] were all locals,” says St. Louis broker and landlord Dennis Norman of MORE Realtors. Now, “we have a lot of investors from California, from Colorado, and even international investors.” Home / Daily Dose / Why Investors are Buying into Single-Family Rental Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News October 15, 2019 1,341 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Why Investors are Buying into Single-Family Rental Tagged with: Investment Rent SFR Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Mortgage Contracting Services and M&M Merger: Industry Outlook Next: Financial Stress and Foreclosure Activity  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Investment Rent SFR 2019-10-15 Seth Welborn Subscribelast_img read more

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