Metro Atlanta one of the top 5 investor markets in the U.S.

by Peter Thomas Ricci


The Metro Atlanta metro area offers housing investors the fifth-highest yields in the nation, according to a new study from HomeUnion.

Basing its research on single-family rental yields, HomeUnion predicts that Metro Atlanta’s yields will be 7.6 percent, which spots it just ahead of such markets as Chicago, Tampa and Charlotte. Meanwhile, pricey housing markets on the coast – San Jose, San Francisco, and Orange County – offer investors the lowest 2017 yields.

It is true that HomeUnion’s study covers single-family rentals, and not yields to individual homeowners; however, it is still valuable to know of such projections, as they do speak to the market’s overall 2017 strength.

Here is HomeUnion’s full top 10:

Metro Area 2017 Yields
Cleveland 10.9%
Columbia 9.3%
Memphis 8.5%
Philadelphia 7.9%
Atlanta 7.6%
Chicago 7.5%
Jacksonville 7.4%
Tampa 7.1%
Charlotte 7.1%
Detroit 6.9%

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