Retail investors buying majority of rental homes

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By Ryan Bolger
27 Apr 2015

Retail investors are purchasing the majority of single-family rental properties in some regions and are expected to supply the next round of single-family rental securitizations.

The trend has been especially apparent along the southeast Florida coast. In the years immediately after the housing crisis, foreclosure auctions were packed with institutional investors purchasing homes and converting them into income-producing single-family rental properties. These investors also sought out non-performing mortgages which could be foreclosed upon.

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