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Volume 2014 - Number 9

March 7, 2014

Cracks in the Façade of a Once Promising Market: Securities Backed by Single-Family Rental Property

Although investors and participants initially showed a great deal of interest in the fledgling market for bonds backed by single-family rental properties, rating agencies are starting to take a closer look at the business and don’t like everything they see. “Rising U.S. home prices have pushed down rental yields in many single-family rental markets, a trend that will likely discourage some institutional investors from buying distressed properties and converting them into rental units,” according to a recent report from Moody’s Investor Service. The rating agency adds...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

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2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


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