Articles by Lynn Effinger

Here come the mom-and-pop REO-to-rental investors!

Institutional interest in the asset class peaks
According to several panelists who spoke at the MBA Single-Family Rental Summit, large institutional participation in this market may well have peaked and is giving way to smaller investor groups and individual investors.
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Here's proof the housing bubble is about to burst

This recovery is an illusion
If those economists who believe the government will continue to intervene are right, the outcome would further fuel a false demand for available housing. But will this government or even a new one want to step in again to bail out consumers?
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Here's why investors are flooding into REO-to-rental

Makes good dollars and sense
In less than two years the REO-to-rental concept on a large scale has grown from what many real estate professionals and mortgage servicing industry experts believed would be at best a flash-in-the-pan fad or worse a crash-and-burn exercise in futility, to become a growing new asset class.
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