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Buy-to-Rent: Business Model or Quick Profit Plan?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Are the big companies who have purchased large number of single-family homes over the last few years looking for a quick profit or are they in the buy-to-rent business for the long haul? Freddie Mac, in its latest issue of Insight & Outlook says there are going indications it might be the latter.

Landlording single family detached houses is generally assumed to be a sideline.  A 1996 survey found that three quarters of such dwelling units were held by individuals or partnerships which owned fewer than 10 units and others have estimated that about half are the only rentals held by their owners.


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