Retire On Rentals


Turning your hard-earned money into a smart, long-term investment is the simple premise behind single-family rentals and our Rent To Reward program. Unlike other investments, you get to see the tangible investment right in front of you. Here are some more advantages to retiring on rentals: 

This market offers an abundance of space and opportunity. According to a 2011 study from Morgan Keegan (now part of Raymond James), the total U.S. market value of single-family rentals is at about $3 trillion and accounts for just over 50 percent of all rental units in the U.S. (with about 20 million housing units total at an average value per unit of $150,000). But note that as bigger equity firms continue to seek opportunity in this market, it may become increasingly challenging for single or small investors to get in. That's why the time to get in is now—before the window closes.

Tenants make your investment their home. Tenants in single-family homes are more likely to be families, increasing the probability of recurrent and loyal tenants.

Fewer monthly expenses mean more of your capital is free. Regular operating expenses for apartments include utilities and common-area maintenance. These kinds of costs can tie up your cash flow. In single-family rentals, however, utilities are paid by the tenant.

The biggest plus: potential appreciation. Generally, single-family rentals have appreciated more than apartments or multi-unit rentals. While apartments are valued strictly on cash flow, single-family homes are valued not only on cash flow but also the intrinsic value to a future owner-occupant.