The New Housing Play: Helping Priced-Out Renters Become Long-Distance Landlords

MarketWatch, July 30, 2018–Andrea Riquier
Rather than trying to swing the purchase of an expensive home, platforms like Roofstock, HomeUnion and Investability make it possible to for people in high-cost areas to purchase, finance and manage single-family rental properties. For many investors, those investment properties are thousands of miles away, where prices are vastly cheaper, rental demand is constant, and in many cases courts and regulations tend to side with landlords, not tenants.