Popular areas like the Galle Road are important business hubs and offers plenty of commercial property. Multi story house owners sometimes let out their ground floor for business outlets or offices. Renting property is all too common among businesses too. Lands for sale in Sri Lanka has been experiencing a rise in value with the ever increasing demand for real estate from both locals and foreigners. New business start-ups have triggered a range of property developments such as mixed developments, luxury condominium and modern houses in different parts of the island. Luxury houses for rent are a growing market within properties in Sri Lanka. Since popular cities such as Colombo, Galle and Kandy fall into the high price zone in Sri Lanka, houses for rent is a cost-effective option for many in current times. The country’s low cost of living and unique natural beauty makes this a wonderful living destination.
In 2017, 37,000 homes were built as rentals, according to the National Association of Home Builders. That grew to 43,000 last year, or just under 5% of total single-family housing starts. But that is just homes built and held by builders for rent and doesn't include those sold directly to investors, so the numbers are likely larger and growing more quickly.
Foreclosures, however, are now few and far between. Distressed properties — foreclosures and short sales ) — make up just 2% of home sales today, down from a high of 49% in March 2009, according to the National Association of Realtors. The regular existing home market is very pricey, so investors are now turning to a new strategy: Buy new. And suddenly, the so-called build-to-rent market is exploding.
"We recently entered an agreement with one of our long-standing third-party relationships to build homes that will be purchased by that third-party in a stand-alone rental community," Lennar President Rick Beckwitt said on the company's earnings call. "This community is in Florida and is the first in what we believe will be an ongoing business strategy and relationship where we build and sell homes in bulk on land owned by third parties with no lease-up risk."