The Wall Street Journal ran an article this week regarding early sellers scoring big from selling off properties in bulk. The Article’s author, Nick Timiraos, used MACK Companies as an example pointing to the sale of 196 homes to a Scottsdale, Arizona, based real estate investment firm, American Residential Properties. This record deal leaves little doubt that single-family rental homes are now one of the hottest asset classes.
Institutional investors have come to value foreclosures, which can be given new life as rental properties. Nationally homes prices have continued to rise by 6% while much of the nation’s inventory continues to shrink. The perfect combination of economic factors makes Chicago one of if not the best location to invest in single-family rental homes.