SANTA ANA, Calif., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its April CoreLogic MarketPulse report. The monthly economic publication provides insight into the current and future health of the U.S. economic climate with particular focus on housing and mortgage metrics. Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Senior Economist Sam Khater authored the articles and commentary.
Indicates "now is a good time to buy," with housing affordability at its highest level ever (as of February 2012), and shows many of the key housing metrics are holding steady through the typically slow winter season.
Reports the single-family rental market is strong and vibrant with high and stable rents, low months' supply and a healthy pace of signed rental leasings. The report reveals what markets offer the best return for single-family rental investors. "The potential size of the rental market for REOs this year (and annually over the next few years) is over $100 billion dollars," said Khater in the report.
Shows capitalization rates for single-family rental properties in 26 geographically diverse markets. Capitalization rates are the most common metric for determining the profitability of an investment property.
Provides a chart of the rent-to-mortgage ratio for Miami, Fla. The chart indicates the point in time when it became cheaper to buy than to rent, providing insight to investors buying and holding rental properties, as well as to new first-time home buyers.
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