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Single-Family Rentals

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SFR Trends to Watch Through the End of 2024

At MCS, we are deeply embedded in the single-family rental (SFR) market. We study industry publications, review the latest trends, and attend and speak at conferences—like this year’s IMN SFR (East) and National Rental Home Council (NRHC) events—to better serve our clients. Here’s a snapshot of what we’re eyeing in the SFR space right now.  

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2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: What to Expect

As we enter the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, coastal communities, emergency responders and meteorologists are preparing for what could be an eventful period this year. The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, which aligns with the timing of water temperatures warming to around 80 degrees and ends November 30, after the waters have cooled again.  

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Single-Family Rentals Smart Home Automation: Upgrading Your Investment

A comprehensive smart home technology package elevates the value of a single-family rental (SFR) property for both the operator and renter. These smart home devices and systems (like lighting, security, HVAC and irrigation) are remotely controlled with ease via a smartphone app. Here are a few of the most important items to consider including in a rental property’s smart home automation package to help you maximize your SFR investments.  

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8 Keys to SFR Tenant Retention

With a highly competitive rental market, single-family rental (SFR) owners/operators understand that tenant retention is more critical than ever. Growing your SFR business is easier (and more profitable) when you’re able to retain your current, quality, tenants rather than regularly having to turn over properties for new renters. But tenant retention takes effort and focus.  

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