Better Buy: Mid-America Apartment Communities vs. American Homes 4 Rent

Liz Brumer-Smith, The Motley Fool
·4 min read

Shifting tenant preferences into more rural and suburban areas are pushing rental rates down in most major metros while demand in other markets is on the rise. Couple that with eviction moratoriums and high unemployment rates, and real estate investors are left trying to figure out how to navigate opportunities and risks in the current marketplace. Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE: MAA) and American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) are two of the leading residential real estate investment trusts (REITs) that operate two very different business models within the same sector.