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GTIS Partners and 643 Capital Management Announce Launch of StreetLane Homes; Emerges as Top-10 Vertically-Integrated Provider of Single-Family Rentals to Millennial Marketplace

January 18, 2017

Portfolio Comprises More than 3,500 Properties in Seven Markets; Company Looks to Acquire Additional Homes Opens 77-Person Management Office in Dallas January 04, 2017 10:11 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTIS Partners LP (“GTIS”), a real estate private equity firm headquartered in New York City, with offices in São

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Look Who’s Driving the U.S. Housing Market

December 05, 2016

Not very long ago, it was fashionable to ask if millennials would ever crawl out of their parents’ basements and into a realtor’s office. Enthusiasm for that view, which had gained wide exposure by 2012, lost steam as mortgages got easier to come by and millennials kept insisting that no, actually, they

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This Startup Is Changing The Way People Invest In Single Family Homes

December 05, 2016

Up until recent years, REITs were pretty much the only option for investors who wanted to invest in real estate, but lacked a strong professional background in the industry. The economic crisis, low interest rates and the rise of algo-trading led millions of investors to search for real estate investment opportunities and

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Oakland startup raises $20 million to trade houses like stock

December 05, 2016

Oakland-based startup Roofstock has raised $20 million in Series B funding to support its platform, which allows users to invest in the $2 trillion single-family rental home sector in a manner similar to traditional asset classes like stocks. Roofstock, which publicly launched in March, has started a marketplace for single-family

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House Flippers Are Back Together With Wall St. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

March 28, 2016

Real estate buyers seeking money to renovate and flip U.S. houses are getting help from some of the world’s biggest investment firms. Colony Capital Inc., Blackstone Group LP and Cerberus Capital Management are among the companies that have started making bridge loans to investors who buy homes to sell them

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Big investors buy fewer homes but see bigger gains

March 28, 2016

Some credit them with saving the housing market. Others blame them for taking advantage of a crisis and bullying real homebuyers out of the American Dream. Whatever their role, large institutional investors put a floor on home prices during the housing crash by buying up thousands of distressed, single-family homes.

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BlackRock Said to Start Financing Rental-Home Investors

March 28, 2016

BlackRock Inc. is the latest company planning to finance investors who buy single-family homes, capitalizing on soaring rental demand as the U.S. homeownership rate sits at a five-decade low. BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, will buy loans from a network of partners that offer financing to the firm’s specifications

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What real estate industry experts say will be the top trends in 2016

March 28, 2016

1. 18-hour cities 2.0 Last year Emerging Trends identified the rise of the 18-hour city. This year, the real estate industry is expressing growing confidence in the potential for investment in these markets. Potential workers are drawn to these markets due to the availability of services and amenities similar to

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Will Buy-to-Rent Strategy Continue Gaining Momentum in SFR Space?

March 28, 2016

The newest business feature of the single-family rental market is comprised of large investors—backed by private equity—that use a buy-to-rent (B2R) strategy, but how does this size up compared to traditional, professionally-manged apartment complexes and will these businesses last? Freddie Mac’s January 2016 Insight & Outlook report reviewed B2R investment

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Investors, Take Note: Single-Family Rental Market’s Popularity is Still Surging

March 28, 2016

The single-family rental (SFR) market in America has gained momentum in the last couple of years as the homeownership rate has fallen to nearly a five-decade low. The greater demand for SFR housing has resulted in an increase in the price of rents, which means greater opportunities for investors looking

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The Steady Rise of Renting

March 28, 2016

Writing in the wake of the great financial crisis of 2008, I argued that the ultimate impact of the crash would be a “Great Reset,” as the U.S. gradually shifted away from its decades-long obsession with suburban homeownership and toward a greater role for renting in cities and urban areas.

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Roofstock Launches First Dedicated Marketplace for the $2 Trillion Single-Family Rental Sector

March 28, 2016

Roofstock launches first dedicated marketplace for the $2 trillion single-family rental sector Tweet this Created by investors for investors, Roofstock is a new, more efficient way to buy and sell investment properties. For sellers, properties can be sold without having to wait until tenants move out, avoiding the lost income

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Single-Borrower SFR Asset Class Remains Strong

March 28, 2016

The performance of the single-borrower, single-family rental (SFR) class remained strong in January as vacancy rates improved slightly and delinquency rates remained low, according to Morningstar Credit Ratings’ Single-Family Rental Performance Summary, covering all Morningstar-Rated Securitizations as of the end of January 2016. Delinquency rates dropped in January after a

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Single-Family Rentals Pay Off for Bulk Investors

March 28, 2016

In many towns across the country, single-family rentals are proving to be solid investments. A recent report from bond-ratings agency Morningstar notes that “Performance of all single-family rental transactions has met or outperformed Morningstar’s original forecast.” Families that might prefer to buy their own homes often still cannot secure mortgage

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Jump In Single-Family Homebuilding In February May Signal Turn In Housing Market

March 28, 2016

Groundbreakings on new homes rose significantly on a year-over-year basis on the strength of single-family home construction, a housing report indicated Wednesday. February housing starts rose 5.2% to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 1.178 million from January’s downwardly revised rate of 1.12 million, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday.

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Equity Firms Are Lending to Landlords, Signaling a Shift

March 03, 2015

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, large private equity firms spent tens of billions of dollars buying foreclosed homes across the United States to operate them as rental properties. Now some of those same firms are providing loans to smaller investors seeking to do much the same. Three big

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Colony Said to Team With Landlords for Rental-Home Loans

February 18, 2014

Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital LLC is teaming with two other single-family rental-home landlords to offer as much as $1 billion in loans to similar operators this year, said three people with knowledge of the agreement. Colony’s partner in the venture is San Francisco-based Dwell Finance LLC, said the people, who asked not

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Leading Real Estate Companies Team Up to Launch Dwell Finance

February 18, 2014

Leading Real Estate Companies Team Up to Launch Dwell Finance Partnership between 643 Capital Management and Five Ten Capital offers financing for acquisition and term loans to investors of single-family homes Two leaders in the rapidly growing single-family rental business, 643 Capital Management(643) and Five Ten Capital (Five Ten), have combined forces to

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Home Rentals – The New American Dream

June 06, 2012

GILBERT, Ariz. – Steve and Jodi Jacobson bought their Phoenix-area “dream home” in 2005. They built flagstone steps to the front door. They tiled the kitchen and bathroom. They entertained often, enjoying their mountain views.                              

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Bay Area Sees Patchwork Recovery from Housing Crash

April 16, 2012

The Bay Area’s recovery from the housing crash is proceeding ZIP code by ZIP code, with only a few upscale communities nearing the values they saw before the bubble popped five years ago. It may take another three to five years for the entire region to return to a healthy

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