Evolving News on the Single-Family Rental Market

Good news for rental investors but bad news for all of the people needing inexpensive housing. It’s well established that purchasing a starter home remains out of reach for many people. The news isn’t much better for tenants in the single-family rental market that has been experiencing dramatically low vacancy rates for a decade that

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Single-family housing starts up in June, but not enough to meet demand

Single-family home construction was boosted last month, offering small relief to markets affected by an ongoing shortage of available homes for sale. But economists say the pace of construction still isn’t fast enough to meet buyer demand. Last June saw an increase in single-family housing starts, which helped to offset a drop in multifamily production.

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Oregon set to be first state to ban single-family zoning

Oregon is set to become the first U.S. state to alter its single-family zoning laws in order to encourage more homebuilding. Several cities have passed similar bills in recent months, but Oregon could be the first to introduce state-level legislation, NPR reported this week. Oregon’s House and Senate this week passed a bill that will

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Low inventory and strong job growth continue to drive up rental prices

Single-family home rental prices are still driving upwards, thanks to a combination of low inventories of rental homes and strong job growth across the nation, says a new report from

Home rentals growing faster than apartments

Construction of apartments in the multifamily home sector has really taken off over the last decade, but single-family homes were still the fastest-growing type of rental

Fannie & Freddie launch new programs to encourage investment in rental properties

Investors are being encouraged to buy up more single-family rental properties thanks to the introduction of new financing programs with competitive rates from U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

News on the Single-Family Rental Market

The November Morningstar Credit Ratings Report shows the securitized single-family home market remains strong, stable, and slightly improving. The impacts of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey are now well understood.

House prices gain as new home construction stalls

Average home prices across the U.S. picked up a notch last month, a trend that the National Association of Realtors says is linked to a decrease in new housing starts.

Big boom expected in residential construction soon

Builders are likely to ramp up the construction of single-family homes in the next two years, driven by a growing economy, improving unemployment rates and an increase in household formation

California rated worst market for single-family rental investors

A combination of high demand, low inventories and rising property prices means that California is now home to seven of the top ten worst markets for investing in single-family rentals.

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