Diane Tomb is the executive director of the National Rental Home Council, the non-partisan organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of the 16 million home single-family rental industry on legislative, regulatory and capital market matters.
This September, as we recognize the second annual National Renters Month, it is time that we talk about treating renters as we have treated homeowners for years. At the National Rental Home Council, we believe that all renters deserve the same opportunities that homeowners have, regardless of why they rent.
Single-family rental homes have long been an important piece of the housing economy and in recent years have taken on new importance. Following the housing crisis, more Americans and their families are choosing to rent and have decided that a single-family home is the best option to fit their needs.
[Expert commentary] Opposition to the recent decisions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to support the single-family rental market has perpetuated a misguided view that GSE support of the single-family rental home market runs counter to the goal of helping homebuyers. Here's the reality.
The first thing you notice about New American Funding's Rick and Patty Arvielo is how much they like each other. That might seem like a foregone conclusion when you meet a married couple, but when that couple also runs an incredibly successful business together, I imagine it could get complicated. Read on to find out more about how this successful couple manages their life, and business, together.
For the first time since 1981, our industry is experiencing a rising interest rate environment. Some people may assume that the current market shift means their business will take a downward turn from which they will never recover. I don’t buy it. The way I see it, challenging times force us to refine our processes and practices.