FHFA Shuts Door On Renters

| | Single Family Rentals

On January 11, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a new rule amending its regulation on membership in the Federal Home Loan Banking system.  As the regulator for the Federal Home Loan Banks, FHFA decides which institutions are eligible to get the benefits of FHLBank membership, which include low cost financing for lenders …

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The Future of the Single Family Residential Rental Business

| | Single Family Rentals

The future of the Single Family Residential rental business is in flux. Publicly traded companies in this space are suffering from stagnant stock prices. Companies seeking additional capital from publicly traded equity markets are instead having to seek mergers or undertake extensive portfolio adjustments to do so. As we enter 2016, a significant flight to quality …

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Home Price Recovery Signals Boom for Landlords

| | Single Family Rentals

Home prices nationwide increased over 5% in November, according to the S&P/Case Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which tracks home prices in 20 US metro areas.  Since the nadir of the market in March 2012, home prices have increased nearly 35%, although national prices are still below the peak levels seen in late 2007.  …

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The single family rental market remains an opportunity for investors seeking reliable cash flows, strong returns, and meaningful appreciation. Driven by New Year’s resolutions, the dream of a plush retirement, and/or an increasing demand for rentals, the keen real estate investor tracks the high—and low—preforming markets. Any responsible investor will tell you market selection (location, location, location) is the key to building a sustainable investment portfolio.


The volatility of the stock market in 2016 has left some people looking for an alternative investment strategy, including real estate. A new report from HomeUnion, looks at the best and worst markets for Single Family Rentals (SFRs). HomeUnion researched the markets with the highest and lowest capitalization rate. (The capitalization rate is the percentage …

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Whether you are a fix & sell or a buy & hold investor, the single most important factor in successful investing is to find a great deal that will bring you profits on a flip opportunity or a high cap rate on a long-term hold.

There are many known ways to find deals such as real estate listings on popular web sites, trustee sales, probates and foreclosures. However, I want to focus specifically on “Driving for Dollars” and clues to look for, because it is an economical and easy strategy to find potential deals when you are out on the road.