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The rate at which real estate investment trusts (REITs) are investing in single-family homes in order to rent them is quickly increasing, and they are buying based on a long-range view. But is this a good thing for the single-family market?

At one time, the single-family residence was the epitome of having attained the American dream—white picket fence, and you know the rest.

But today that dream has largely been replaced by the need to survive. You might be wondering at this point, why are things like rent so high that people are just scraping by? First, I want to deal with a few more things and then I will get to that. The dream that I spoke of, the American dream,

Keep reading this article on Forbes Small Business.

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