households is positioned to outpace the formation of owner households by four million.

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estate cycle Investors should ideally buy when prices are at a low point. But, just like the stock market, the real estate market is difficult to time. If you’re out of the housing market when pric- es start to trend upward again, you’ll miss the equity bump that comes with the rebound. In the meantime, if you wait, you’re missing out on months of rental income. NO. 7 The sooner you get in, the sooner you enjoy cash flow You don’t have to be in the upper echelons of real estate’s elite to get your foot in the door. But, like most income-generating ventures, you need to be in the game to reap the rewards. The good news? There are single-family rental properties for every budget and investment pa- rameter, whether you’re looking to spend $60,000 or $160,000. If you’re thinking of investing, get in now and get that passive income flowing. • nationwide. The company provides resources for investors to buy, own, and sell real estate online, including data analytics, property management oversight, and other tools. Roofstock’s transparent, innovative marketplace empowers investors to own potentially cash-flowing SFRs, diversify their investment portfolios, and build wealth through real estate. Roofstock has received accolades for its innovations in the real estate industry, including earning a spot on the 2019 Forbes Fintech 50 list and being recognized as “Best Real Estate Platform” at the Benzinga Fintech Awards in 2018. Based in Oakland, Calif., Roofstock has completed more than $1 billion of property sales since launching in early 2015 and has attracted investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Canvas Ventures, Khosla Ventures, QED Investors, Nyca Partners, and FJ Labs. Roofstock is a leading marketplace for investing in the $3 trillion single-family rental (SFR) sector, offering SFRs in 41 markets and 23 states

in coastal markets like Seattle, New York, and San Francisco, some of the smaller real estate markets such as Tampa, FL, Tempe, AZ, and San Antonio, TX are heating up. Fortu- nately, the Roofstock marketplace eliminates the geographic barriers to these opportunities. Note: rental markets tend to follow job growth, so do your research. The monthly costs of owning a prima- ry residence were up 14 percent in July 2018 over the previous year, according to’s July 2018 Rent vs. Buy Report. In contrast, the cost of renting for the same period rose only four per- cent — and buying a home was cheaper NO. 4 The cost of owning a home has outpaced the cost of renting

than renting in just 35 percent of the nation’s counties. This bodes well for many rental markets, especially those with new job creation and the resulting population influx. single-family rental category Today’s rental market represents more than 16 million households, according to Green Street Advisors. With significant demographic shifts either anticipated or under way, new renter households are expected to increase by 13 million by 2030, according to the Urban Institute. As Millennials leave the nest, Boom- ers opt to move into urban centers, ethnic diversity increases, and credit tightens, the formation of renter NO. 5 The future is bright for the

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