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"I think that these funds, these investor groups are looking at a cultural move away from your garden apartment with elevators, swimming pools, tennis courts and common areas," Ellenburg said. "Homeownership is looking less desirable to some, particularly in the affordable arena, and they have a chance, for very close to the same price, to rent a three-bedroom, two-bath or a four-bedroom, three-bath home and are able to call it their own."
"We've got clients, multiple, well over a couple billion dollars worth of capital looking to place in this space," said Michael Finch, executive vice president at SVN/SFRhub Advisors, a new Phoenix-based commercial brokerage firm focused on single family rental and build-to-rent investment portfolios. "They are looking to acquire 5-6,000 homes in the next two years."

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.

However, remember that leasing a property is not the same thing as buying one, and there are certain things that you should look into before you sign the dotted line. If you are searching for a furnished house such as a 2 story house for rent in Colombo or even an apartment for rent in Colombo, a considerable amount of brainstorming will be required. How much square feet space Whether rooms with attached bath rooms One fully air conditioned bedroom with attached bathroom or bedrooms 3 bathrooms with hot water supply Does it have a separate entrance with car parks Whether the ground floor and living room capacity enough, are some of the things that should be looked into. 
However, remember that leasing a property is not the same thing as buying one, and there are certain things that you should look into before you sign the dotted line. If you are searching for a furnished house such as a 2 story house for rent in Colombo or even an apartment for rent in Colombo, a considerable amount of brainstorming will be required. How much square feet space Whether rooms with attached bath rooms One fully air conditioned bedroom with attached bathroom or bedrooms 3 bathrooms with hot water supply Does it have a separate entrance with car parks Whether the ground floor and living room capacity enough, are some of the things that should be looked into. 
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