Single-Family Rental Default Risk Has Fallen, but Where, and for How Long?

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As the COVID-19 pandemic began receding this spring, so did the risk of mortgage default among a segment of real estate investors that appeared to many to be particularly vulnerable: owners of single-family rentals (SFR) who fall into the "mom-and-pop" category. RealtyTrac tracks such things in its business as an online marketplace for foreclosures, and in its latest Rental Property Risk Report for the first half of 2021, it says the average risk of default for such rental properties among the nation's largest 100 counties fell by nearly 16% in the first half of the year.

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