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U.S: Investment firms look to single-family rentals

Posted on 22 October 2012

As homeownership rates continue to fall, a new type of single-family home buyer has emerged: large corporate investors. With house values still depressed in many areas, investment funds and real estate trusts have been scooping up thousands of foreclosures across the U.S. in the hopes of managing houses the same way large real estate funds hold apartment complexes and office buildings.
That trend has accelerated recently as Fannie Mae announced its first two bulk sales of foreclosed homes to investment companies, selling 94 Chicago properties and 699 in Florida to firms that have pledged to rent them for at least three years………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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