Leverage location for greater profits with single-family rentals

Single family rentals are fast becoming popular investment vehicles. They provide investors cash flow and potential appreciation. While changes in demographics and consumer preferences have made renting more popular, changes in the tax code have made renting financially more attractive for both renters and landlords.

Advances in financial technologies have opened up this $3 trillion asset class to a wider audience. Websites such as Entera, Home Union, Renters Warehouse, and Roofstock make it easy and convenient for both “mom and pop” and institutional investors to participate in this burgeoning market.

Evaluating opportunities among the over 16 million single-family rental properties in the US is challenging. Calculating the cap rate, net operating cash flow, and annualized return is a starting point. However, much as with stocks and bonds, profits can be improved by incorporating additional information. Insights about price trends, demographics, and the local economy can provide investors the edge in articulating an investment thesis, selecting the right properties, constructing a portfolio, and improving profits. 

HousingIQ™ provides investors that edge. With the Housing Market Vitality Indicators, investors can compare local markets, see where they are headed, and determine how they will perform in the future based on the economic conditions prevailing in the local market. Armed with in-depth coverage of over 400 metro markets, investors can explore across demographics and local economies to identify markets that meet their investment criteria, support their portfolio needs, and suit their preferences.

Based on data through Q1 2019, investors might identify situations such as:

To explore how HousingIQ can power your profitable single-family rental decisions with local market knowledge, contact us.