14 Jan 2015

Rental Property

Rental Property –

Securitization of the single family rental home market is Wall Street’s latest foray into the estimated trillion dollar bond market. If everybody pays their rent and doesn’t trash the property, both the big companies who’ve become landlords and the bond holders should earn a nice return. Although American Homes 4 Rent and Blackstone’s Invitation Homes are examples of the big companies getting into the market, Wall Street has found a way to finance the Mom and Pop landlords too. As a result, the opportunity for investors is nationwide and investors are clamoring to get in on the ground floor.

CourthouseUSA is offering a cell phone crowd-sourcing app that allows homeowners to help local governments keep track of the rental properties in their neighborhood. It’s free to the public, costs local government about $500 per month, and serves as a great PR tool promoting citizen involvement.

To read the latest on this new investment opportunity driving up the price of rental homes, check out these two articles:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-21/blackstone-to-colony-face-rental-bond-glut-as-yields-rise.html

http://finance-commerce.com/2014/10/premium-point-buying-rental-homes-after-30-gains/

And for a little background information regarding the securitization of the rental home bond market, check out these two articles:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-06

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/29

Please contact Marlene Jeffers for more information
marlene@courthouseusa.com
(816) 529-9169