Impact of Institutional Buyers on Home Sales and Single-Family Rentals

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This study:

  • Estimates the market share of institutional buyers to total home sales using property deed records from Black Knight and compares the median price of institutional buyers to the median price of all buyers
  • Looks at the factors that attract institutional investors to a particular market using data from the American Community Survey
  • Analyzes the motivation for home sellers to sell to institutional buyers, the impact of institutional investors on home prices and rents, and the quality of service offered by institutional landlords relative to "mom and pop" landlords based on a survey of REALTORS®.