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2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

$1 trillion market? Not even close.
Laurie Goodman
As home prices are bid up, smaller investors, who can do their own property management and thereby lower their total property management costs, will remain interested. But these securitizations based on loans to small investors face two challenges.
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SFR so good

The REO-to-rental evolution is just beginning
Rick Sharga
Some industry observers have been predicting the demise of this market since Blackstone, the largest purchaser of single-family rental homes, announced plans to slow down its acquisition volume earlier this year. But the data paints a very different picture.
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Obama administration reveals plan to jump-start housing

Extends HAMP to 2016, announces measures to attract private capital
Ben Lane
Citing the lack of private capital in the market, the dearth of affordable rental options and the abundance of Americans who are facing foreclosure or are underwater on their mortgages, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced three new plans to boost housing in the U.S.
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We need to face the looming rental crisis right now

Closing the affordable rental gap should be a top policy priority
Pamela Hughes Patenaude
The homeownership rate has dropped to the lowest point in 19 years, as families continue to reel from the collapse of the housing market. Looking ahead, tougher underwriting standards and new regulatory requirements are likely to put homeownership out of reach for many and make rental housing the only option.
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S&P: 3 reasons REO-to-rental bonds are not triple-A

Disagrees with Moody's, Kroll, Morningstar
Jacob Gaffney
"Our primary reservations regarding the sector… revolve around the industry's operational infancy, historical performance, the current business model's ability to withstand extreme economic conditions," the company said in a statement.
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SWAY becomes latest home rental investment spinoff

Starwood Waypoint will act as landlord
Jacob Gaffney
The new spinoff, simply referred to as Starwood Waypoint or SWAY for short, will own and operate single-family rental homes and invest in non-performing residential mortgage loans.
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Price inflation pushes U.S. renters to the brink

Half of renters spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Rental prices are taxing lower-income families, with some Americans spending 30% to 50% of their monthly incomes on housing. And while multifamily properties are currently in construction, the trend of higher prices is far from over.
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National vacancy rate edges up 8.3% in 3Q

HousingWire Staff
National vacancy rates slighty increased in the third quarter, hitting 8.3% for rental housing and 1.9% for homeowner housing.
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Three banks set to market Blackstone home-rental bond

HousingWire Staff
Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan Chase launched a marketing campaign for the first-ever bond backed by U.S. home-rental cash flows. Reuters called the transaction a $500 million trade for private-equity giant Blackstone.
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Blackstone to sell bonds backed by lease payments

HousingWire Staff
Taking a new direction in the industry, Blackstone Group plans on selling bonds backed by lease payments from its single-family rental business.
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