The Single-Family Rental Surge Is Squeezing Atlanta’s Housing Market

By Jarred Schenke

Demand for single-family rental houses, among both residents and investors, is sweeping across Metro Atlanta. 

As of the third quarter of last year, nearly 43% of all home sales in Metro Atlanta were acquired by investors, the single highest rate of investor activity in the single-family market of any major market in the U.S., according to real estate research firm CoreLogic. 

But some housing experts are worried about the implications of the surge in investment and construction of SFR: At a time of worsening affordability and a lag in new home supply, many potential first-time homebuyers are being forced to rent instead. 

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