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Closing Process on a SFR Portfolio

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Stern posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Real Estate Agents, Flipnerd's REI Classroom

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OwnAmerica President, Adam Stern, hosts Flipnerd's REI Classroom and shares how the closing process works when closing on a rental portfolio.

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Predictions for the Single-Family Rental Market in 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Stern posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Real Estate Agents, Flipnerd's REI Classroom

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OwnAmerica President, Adam Stern, hosts Flipnerd's REI Classroom and explains his thoughts on how the rental market will change with the new presidential administration, including home values rising along with a rise in homeownership.

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On Market vs Off Market SFR Portfolio Sales

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Stern posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Real Estate Agents, Flipnerd's REI Classroom

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OwnAmerica President, Adam Stern, hosts Flipnerd's REI Classroom and talks about how the MLS isn’t a good fit for rental properties or rental portfolios and how posting them off market can make more sense.

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Everything You Need to Know About Build to Rent SFR

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Stern posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Flipnerd's REI Classroom

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OwnAmerica President, Adam Stern, hosts Flipnerd's REI Classroom and talks about how many investors bought land during the downturn, and are now building multiple properties (or even full neighborhoods) and renting them out.

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Consolidation in Single Family Rental Portfolios

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2017 9:50:09 AM / by Adam Stern posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Flipnerd's REI Classroom

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OwnAmerica President, Adam Stern, hosts Flipnerd's REI Classroom and talks about where the single-family rental market is today and how it might change over the next 10 years.

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The Trillion Dollar Consolidation of SFR

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2017 12:42:16 PM / by Greg Rand posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Press Release

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Article first published in DS News.

By now most everyone knows that the institutionalization of the single-family rental (SFR) market is a permanent trend. The pioneers in the sector set out to prove that America’s most fundamental real estate asset class could be tamed, and they succeeded. The returns that large-scale SFR is producing is now measuring up to institutional standards and the management is under control. It wasn’t pretty, but the naysayers who said it was impossible to operate massive national rental portfolios have been proven wrong. The results are in, and the institutional investment world loves SFR.

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OwnAmerica SFR Platform Releases New Features

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jaclyn Harris posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Real Estate Agents, New Features

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OwnAmerica, the #1 platform worldwide for the buying and selling of stabilized portfolios, has released innovative new tools to help SFR investors.

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OwnAmerica CEO Greg Rand Says the National Association of Realtors is Hurting Renters when it Attacks Investors

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2017 9:20:28 AM / by Jaclyn Harris posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Real Estate Agents, Press Release, NAR

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Ever since the initial public offering for Blackstone’s Invitation Homes with Fannie Mae’s backing, opinions have been circulating regarding the Single-Family Rental market. One of particular interest is that of the National Association of Realtors. 

To quote HousingWire, “NAR made its stance on investors clear on several occasions: Investors are creating more competition for first-time homebuyers, possibly even keeping them from homeownership.” 

NAR President William Brown wrote a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, making it clear he believes Fannie Mae’s involvement is only assisting large institutions to compete with homebuyers. He goes on his letter to state that, “investors drive up the price of rents and remove affordable inventory from the hands of American homeowners.” 

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Blackstone Goes Public With Single-Family Rentals: What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 4:15:30 PM / by Jaclyn Harris posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Real Estate Agents

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About a week ago, Blackstone announced it’s taking its Single-Family Rental bet public to raise $1.6 billion, and Fannie Mae seconded that it’s going to be backing the major housing player with $1 billion in debt.

Why is this important?

#1: Big Players in the Single-Family Rental Space are Seeing Results

Blackstone invested about $10 billion into distressed homes. Beginning in 2012, the real estate leader purchased more than 60,000 homes and invested $1.2 billion in renovations.

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3 Ways OwnAmerica is Changing the Single-Family Rental Sector

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2017 12:13:00 PM / by Jaclyn Harris posted in Insider, SFR Owners, Real Estate Agents

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Since launching its platform in September, OwnAmerica has taken the Single-Family Rental market by storm. While transforming the way SFR investors do business and manage their investments, OwnAmerica has also created opportunity and training for real estate agents to enter the SFR sector.

Read on to discover three ways OwnAmerica is changing the game for Single-Family Rental investments, and discover how you can jump aboard the train!

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