Which U.S. city offers the best rental returns? | Forum

Trevor Chan Feb 17 '15


Cities in Atlanta, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia offer U.S. real estate investors the highest potential rental returns, according to a new report.

RealtyTrac’s Q1 2015 Residential Property Rental Report, which ranks the best U.S. markets for buying residential rental properties in the first quarter of 2015, found that rental returns are the highest in Clayton County, Georgia (25.83 per cent), which is in the Atlanta metro region.

This was followed by Bibb County, Georgia, in the Macon metro area, at 22.33 per cent; Baltimore City, Maryland, at 20.99 per cent; Richmond City, Virginia, at 20.42 per cent; and Wayne County, Michigan, in the Detroit metro area, at 19.34 per cent.

“With homeownership rates at their lowest level in 20 years, historically low levels of housing starts and relatively low home prices in many parts of the country, there is still plenty of opportunity in the U.S. housing market for single-family rental investors employing a variety of investing strategies,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.

Look out for the March/April issue of Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine, which will feature a full report on investing in the U.S. residential real estate market.


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Lindsay Schroeder Feb 20 '15
One market I keep hearing about is Houston, TX. While maybe not hot right now for rentals, it is expanding rapidly. Looking forward over the next few years, it may be worth looking into to purchase rentals now while still reasonably priced.