Real Estate

Jeff Bezos-Backed Real Estate Company Is Launching A New Fund To Acquire More Single-Family Homes Across The U.S.

Many of the world’s largest investment firms have launched new funds over the past couple of years aimed at acquiring or building single-family homes to use as rentals. This comes as no surprise considering that the increased cost of buying a home has forced many Americans into being tenants instead of homeowners.

Arrived, a young real estate company backed by Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, has just announced its entry into the single-family rental fund space. Arrived currently operates a fractional real estate investing platform that has attracted nearly half a million retail investors since its launch in 2021. The platform allows these investors to purchase shares of single-family rental properties with as little as $100.

To date, investors on the platform have funded more than 388 homes with a total value of over $122 million. Properties are often fully funded within hours of going live, which has resulted

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Real Estate

Population ‘moving south in droves’ creates opportunities for U.S. real estate investments

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More investors are turning to alternative investments such as private real estate, equity and debt to help balance their portfolios.

Real estate is particularly appealing to Canadians, both at home and across the border in the U.S. Perhaps not surprisingly, Canadians made up the largest share of foreign buyers of U.S. property, or 11 per cent of purchases, from April 2021 to March 2022, followed by Mexicans, at 8 per cent, and Chinese, at 6 per cent, according to the National Association of Realtors.

For investors, real estate may not sound like a great investment today, given rising interest

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