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The Light: Demand Shifting from Owning to Renting

High home prices and rapidly rising mortgage rates have created a rosy backdrop for the rental sector, with many prospective home buyers …

The Light: Much Needed Build-for-Rent Supply Is on the Way

With the backdrop of anemically low resale supply (check out our resale agent survey), as well as for-sale new home supply, we are monitoring growth of the build-for-rent (BFR) market to help alleviate the housing shortage.

The Light: Low Risk Land Acquisition

Home builders have been ramping up their land holdings, and doing so in a way that protects them in the event of a downturn.

The Light: Single-Family Rental Industry Ending 2021 on a High Note For Landlords

As we close out 2021, we are looking forward to what 2022 brings to the rental and housing industry.

The Light: Over $30 Billion in Capital Is Chasing 35-Year High in Single-Family Rent Growth

We identified 43 announcements totaling more than $30 billion in capital (see infographic below) that are targeting US rental housing.

The Light: Good Times Keep Rolling for Top Single-Family Rental Markets

The single-family rental (SFR) sector continues to impress in 2021, with new lease effective single-family rents exceeding double digits in many of the largest single-family rental markets.  Major differences by market In the last year, rents have fallen -1% in …

More Supply Is on the Way

Over the next 24 months, expect home construction to boom as the number of communities will start growing again after a significant decline that has lasted more than 21 months now. Both for-sale and for-rent home builders have been on …

The Light: Lack of Supply Is Pushing Rents and Home Prices

Since the middle of 2019—with one huge pause last spring—housing demand has been greatly outstripping supply. More housing (both for-rent and for-sale) will help alleviate the current environment of rapidly rising rents and home prices. We are well on our …