Sale-Leaseback Deals Could Be the Next Big Trend for Single-Family

Sale-leaseback transactions have been common in certain aspects of the commercial real estate market—and now may be spreading to other sectors. A new analysis from Trepp Commercial about the single-family housing market sees an opportunity for homeowners to use sale-leaseback structures to pull equity out of their homes without having to move.

More significantly, institutional players also see an opportunity in this area. One indicator of this interest comes from Invitation Homes, which, per the Wall Street Journal, is planning a sale leaseback program as another channel to add to its 80,000 homes.

The pandemic has catalyzed the potential for sale-leaseback transactions to find a place in the single-family market. While the housing market is much more stable today than it was during the last recession—when many homeowners faced foreclosure—the market has been stabilized partially by widespread forbearance policies. When those policies expire or when past-due mortgage payments add

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What is the Reshoring Trend and How Will It Impact Industrial Real Estate?

With upcoming elections and the major impacts of COVID-19, it has been a tumultuous year. One consistent theme has been prioritizing the U.S. economy. Many factors come into play when discussing how to do this, but reshoring has long been a hot topic for boosting jobs and increasing national resilience. Learn what the reshoring trend is and how it can potentially impact industrial real estate.

What is reshoring?

Reshoring means bringing production and manufacturing back to the U.S. (or the country of origin in discussion) from being outsourced overseas. This process can potentially boost the domestic economy by creating more jobs in the country of origin. These jobs are typically well-paying, secure positions.

Offshoring also helps the economy by rebalancing imports and exports for trade deficits within the country. From a resilience standpoint, it diversifies and creates a more skilled workforce, which is more capable of providing for the needs

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$185K homes planned for Fort Worth suburb part of ‘pocket neighborhood’ trend

North Texas residents 55 and older may be getting a novel housing option that emphasizes green space and community involvement.

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Shannon Arnold, a developer for the firm Kara Casa, plans to turn six acres at 439 Mansfield Cardinal Road into a “pocket neighborhood.” The area would hold 48 houses, divided into a series of community pods that open into communal parks, gardens and lawns. The cottage-style homes, ranging from 800 to 1,200 square feet, would include porches and an enclosed parking space.

The houses will sell at around $185,000, Arnold told the Kennedale City Council, offering empty-nesters and people looking to downsize an affordable housing option more personable than an apartment complex.

“They don’t encourage the community, even though they set out to do that,” Arnold said, referring to apartments. “The end result is it’s not for everybody.”

For comparison, the median home price in Tarrant County was

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