Investors are capitalizing on smaller, single-family homes, as a Forbes report states single-family assets are “viable and a class in and of itself.”
The report states that most institutional-level investors began showing interest in single-family rental following the Great Recession, purchasing foreclosed homes.
“Recent advances in technology, increasing transparency and the removal of operational difficulties have all given rise to the ability to not only invest in, but also manage properties from afar,” the report said. “All of these factors have combined to help establish [single-family rental] as a large-scale, fully-fledged asset class.”
Forbes states that single-family, along with multi-family residences, make up more than 53% of U.S. rentals—approximately 23 million units. An estimated 13 million new rental households are expected to arrive by 2030.
“Housing stock isn’t projected to keep up with this demand, meaning there’s great potential for investors who own income properties,” Forbes said.
Also contributing to the growth of single-family investments is that many operations difficulties have been removed. The report added that many management services accommodate the needs of larger investors, with property managers providing services at scale.
“No longer do they max out at 20 or 30 properties. Instead, many have the resources to oversee hundreds, if not thousands, of properties,” the report said. “This frees up investors to purchase properties that are out of state, and it allows them to invest in more units than they could manage if they were overseeing everything on their own.
Increase your knowledge of investment from industry experts at the Single-Family Rental and Investment Roundtable on September 23, during the Five Star Conference and Expo.
Leading the roundtable will be CEO of RCN Capital Jeffrey Tesch, and industry insiders will discuss strategies for increasing values of investment, lending tools, the mechanics of investing, improving your ROI, and technological innovations.
Subject-matter experts from companies such as Bayview Loan Servicing, CoreVest Finance, LendingHome, and more will speak on the evolving world of investment.