Prodigal single-family rentals are staying put -- for now

A number of factors are making landlording easier and more profitable for mom-and-pop investors
  • Though new home purchases by investors have declined during the housing recovery, most of the nation’s 14 million single-family landlords seem to be staying put.
  • One reason is that new services are making landlording easier for mom-and-pop owners.

During the aftershock of the housing bust eight years ago, flipping or fixing up and renting ex-foreclosures was almost as easy as minting money.