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Single-Family Investor Activity Stalls in the Fourth Quarter of 2021

Investors’ recent acquisition spree showed its first signs of slowing down in the fourth quarter of 2021. After hitting historical peaks in the second and third quarters of 2021, the share of homes purchased by investors reached its zenith last October at 26.9% of total home sales

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Vacation Locations Saw Large Home Equity Gains in 2021

The Mountain-West region is the hottest housing market in the country, and according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Phoenix had the fastest year-over-year appreciation. Denver and Boise, Idaho, also showed up as desirable locations.

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Single-Family Annual Rent Growth Off to a Fast Start in 2022

U.S. single-family rent growth increased 12.6% in January 2022, the fastest year-over-year increase in over 16 years , according to the CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI). January marked the 10th consecutive month of record-level rent growth.