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A Country of Renters?

Home renting vs. home-owning trends in the US are clear: we are becoming a nation of renters. Home-ownership is at 50-year lows.By extension, we are also becoming a nation of landlords.

In 2016, “37% of homes sold were acquired by buyers who didn’t live in them,” so said a recent report created by ATTOM Data Solutions and Inc. In 2004, only 24% of all homes in the US were not owner occupied.

(A percentage of those homes include second homes, or fix an flip investor acquisitions.)

Many of the new landlord class are small investors who buy one or two homes for investment, or professional investors, who may own from 10 to several hundred homes.

The percentage of institutional class investors – private equity firms – has declined as smaller investors have increased. “In 2012, institutional investors accounted for 7.8% of home sales,” according to the study. At the end of 2016, by contrast, institutional investors comprised 2.9% of all homes owned.

The new landlord class “see rental properties as an attractive way to save for retirement,” according to ATTOM.

Please click here for the full story on Bloomberg.

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Harold Willig is the Manager of SpringView Investment Management, LLC, which he founded in 2012. Mr. Willig also served as HFZ Capital Group’s Chief Financial Officer, and was responsible for the oversight of HFZ's Finance and Accounting team. He has over 16 years of finance and accounting experience.

Mr. Willig also ran a consulting practice and provided valuation, analysis, and transactional support services to multi-billion dollar real estate companies. Previously, Mr. Willig served as the Senior Controller and Vice President of Financial Analysis and then the Chief Financial Officer of the Athena Group, a multifamily development company and fund manager.

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