Single-Family Rental Market Fundamentals

Single-Family Rental Market Fundamentals


Access pertinent monthly single-family rental data and forecasts for 99 markets.

Understand past, current, and projected growth for the single-family rental market

Review relevant data and forecasts regarding the single-family rental market across 99 MSAs such as rent growth, home price appreciation, gross rental yields after property taxes, investor-owned homes, and more.

Monitor single-family rental institutional ownership by number of investor-owned homes by market to understand investor appetite and large players in the space.

Track the investor and fix & flip industry by market.

View economic and macro drivers that impact the single-family rental and build-to-rent industry.

What's Included in This Report

Track where your market is headed

All of our reports are delivered via email with a short summary, and are posted in our client portal for easy access. Every month, here’s what you can expect in the Single-Family Rental Market Fundamentals Report:

Burns Single-Family Rent Index™ and Burns Single-Family Rent Tiered Index™

The Burns Single-Family Rent Index™ (BSFRI), measures new lease effective rent growth, which represents the market median rental price for 3-bedroom homes. The Burns Single-Family Rent Tiered Index™ breaks out new lease effective rent growth by price tier (low, mid, and high).

Burns Home Value Index™

The Burns Home Value Index™ (BHVI) measures home value trends for all homes (new and resale), allowing us to report on and forecast price appreciation without the noise of shifts in the mix of homes selling, as well as other issues.

Burns Affordability Index™ and Burns Under/Overpriced Market Index™

The Burns Affordability Index™ (BAI) measures affordability compared to each market’s historical average, allowing for comparison across geographies and over time. The Burns Under/Overprice Market Index™ measures affordability based on the market’s long-term fundamentals.

Single-Family Rental Institutional Ownership Across Top Markets

Each month, we aggregate public records to create rollups of distribution portfolio size of investor-owned homes within each market (including top 5 operators/managers). This allows clients to understand the appetite and institutional single-family rental presence in each market.

Investor vs. Owner-Occupied Purchases and Fix and Flip Transactions

We aggregate and look at investor vs owner occupied purchases and a percentage of sale closings. We also look at flipped transactions where a home is bought and sold within 12 months of the first sale.

Gross Rental Yields by Market

This report includes gross rental yields after property taxes for the top single-family rental markets for clients who want to measure profitability. Gross rental yield (after property taxes) = percentage of home value that is the rental rate for the first year minus property taxes.

Receive accurate answers for these critical questions

Which markets have had the most single-family new lease effective rent growth across the top 99 SFR markets?

How much single-family new lease effective rent growth and home price appreciation in the 99 SFR markets should I expect over the next four years?

What are the top-emerging single-family rental markets based on market fundamentals?

What is the gross rental yield after property taxes for each market (historical, current, and forecasted)?

Who are the top single-family rental operators by market?

What is the total housing stock and age of structure built by market?

Additional reports available in the
Single-Family Rental Package

Single-Family Rental Analysis and Forecast


A quarterly state of the union report on the single-family rental industry, which includes relevant macro drivers, demand, supply, and affordability indicators, demographic trends, and key forecasts across the industry and top markets.

US Housing Analysis and Forecast


Our national housing thesis on all macro US issues impacting the housing market. Insights and analysis on economic growth and risks, consumer behavior and finances, mortgage underwriting and policy, first-time and investor buyer activity, and national demand and supply. 

Single-Family Rental Survey


In partnership with the  National Rental Home Council (NRHC), this first-of-its-kind resource measures industry conditions for the professionally managed single-family rental industry. 

Contact us to maximize your opportunities in the housing market.

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