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Leveraged landlording (access required)

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Wall Street is at it again, slicing and dicing securities, hoping to sell pieces of the pie to investors hungry for better returns. But instead of offering investors bonds backed by mortgages, private equity firms are looking at new financial ...

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Congressman wants hearings on rental-backed securities (access required)

U.S. Rep. Mark Takano of California has asked the House Financial Services Committee to hold hearings examining the rise in investor owned rentals and the new rental-backed securities being created by Blackstone Group and American Homes 4 Rent, the two ...

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Wall Street taps Main Street: Investment firms looking for return on Charlotte’s rental homes (access required)

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Led by the behemoth Blackstone Group, the largest alternative investment company in the world, institutional investors are buying a lot of single-family homes in Charlotte, fixing them up, renting them out and holding onto them to see if they rise in value. One of every five houses sold in May, June and July in the Charlotte market went to big investors, a higher percentage than in any other market but Atlanta.

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