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Turnkey Real Estate Investing

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Single-Family Rentals Are Vital in a Starter-Starved Market

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 22, 2021

The pandemic era brought with it a surprising flurry of real estate market activity. Even people who aren’t into real estate – investing or otherwise – are aware of just how wild things have been over the past twenty-something months.

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As Unaffordability Rises, So Does SFR Demand

By Chris Clothier on Wed, May 26, 2021

The excitement of the real estate market has begun to turn sour. In 2020, a combination of job flexibility, low mortgage rates, and a pandemic-inspired shift in priorities dramatically increased real estate demand. 

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In Today's Real Estate Market, SFRs Are Essential

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Despite homebuyer activity reaching all-time highs over the past year, the rental market is as necessary as ever. Throughout the pandemic and its subsequent recession, Americans have found themselves feeling at odds with investors. Most specifically, at odds with landlords and property managers. In these trying economic times, many struggled to pay rent. 

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SFRs are the Hot Real Estate Commodity

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Through the ups and downs of the pandemic, one real estate asset class has emerged on top: single-family rental properties. In the past, commercial real estate investors have looked down on the humble single-family home. After all, they were only familiar with management horror stories and the headaches of a bad HGTV fix-and-flip.

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Why Single-Family Residential Homes Fit Our Model of Efficiency

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 23, 2020

At REI Nation, we’re often asked if we would ever buy or manage multifamily properties. Oftentimes, these questions pertain to duplexes, quads, or other small apartments. 

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Despite Real Estate Market Flurry, Renting Reigns

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Real estate has been a wild ride this year. From predictions of a market crash to the unexpected frenzy of market activity, it’s been anything but predictable. Real estate investors have had to cope with their fair share of concerns, too. 

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Investors of Every Size Benefit from Single-Family Rentals

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 18, 2019

According to Forbes, single-family rentals (SFR) are growing in popularity among investors of all calibers. While traditionally investing in single-family homes is seen as a launching pad to bigger and “better” things, more and more investors are seeing the merit in pursuing SFRs for their portfolios.

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Top Tips for Passive Investing in Single-Family Rental Properties

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

We’ve all heard at some time or another that real estate is a great investment. It’s true—investing in real estate can be your key to financial freedom and the retirement of your dreams. Unfortunately, a lot of people make the mistake of conflating “great investment” with “easy investment.”

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The Quick & Dirty Guide to Investing in Single-Family Rental Properties

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Every real estate investor starts somewhere. Deciding how you want to invest is one of the toughest decision you’ll make in the beginning, and you’ll likely find yourself caught between a few big choices: commercial or residential real estate and, if residential, single-family or multifamily properties?

(We’re not here to debate the pros and cons between the types of investments. If you’re interested in that conversation, we’ve covered it extensively here!)

Single-family properties make up a massive portion of the investing market: they’re an easy place to start for new investors, largely because they’re more affordable than buying an apartment complex or an office building. 

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Single or MultiFamily: Which is the Better Real Estate Investment? An in-depth study

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 5, 2016

In residential real estate investment, there’s always contention between investors that prefer single-family investment properties and those that prefer multifamily investments.

We’ll go ahead and say this: absolutely every investor will have their own preferences. Every type of investment will have its own pros and cons, and what attracts certain people may not sway others. What might be your deal-breaking flaw might not be someone else’s.

That said, there are some very clear advantages and disadvantages between single and multifamily properties that should be considered. As a real estate investor, you may want to experiment and try it out for yourself!

Many investors choose to start with single-family properties simply because the barrier to entry is lower. Some prefer to invest in both, while others prefer to deal exclusively in multifamily housing. Others specialize in something else altogether!

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