South Haus Living is a privately held real estate brokerage, investment and asset management company based in Houston, Texas. Our firm invests on behalf of individuals, families, trusts, institutions as well as public and private funds. Established by the firms’ Chief Investment Strategist, over the decades, has resulted in developing, managing, investing in and leasing over $1 billion of institutional quality real estate throughout the United States and Canada.
Presently, we are focused on assisting in the acquisition and management of high-quality assets in Houston’s employment and education centers on behalf of global investors.
Single Family Homes
There are over 135 million housing units in the United States. Of those, nearly 84 million are 1 to 4 unit homes. Of those 1 to 4 unit homes, nearly 22 million are for rent, representing approximately 16% of the US rental market.
Only approximately 1.5% of these 1 to 4 unit homes are owned by institutional or strategic investors.
The vast majority of these rentals have been owned and operated by individual investors renting houses for supplemental income. These owners may not have the resources, know-how or appetite to maintain and invest in the homes over time.
This has resulted in dramatic variations in upkeep, maintenance and service for what is by far the largest segment of America’s renting families.
Home ownership versus home rental patterns in the United States have changed dramatically over the past decade.
The impact of the last global financial crisis, increased cost of housing, stiffer mortgage qualification standards and higher personal debt have caused renter households to form at multiples of owner households. Home ownership has fallen to historic lows, while the average rental period has gone from about 2.3 years to approximately 6.6 years for the average American household.
Although many investors flocked to high-end luxury apartments targeting the affluent, South Haus Living perceived the need to provide high quality units for young professionals, students and working families in Houston neighborhoods near employment and education centers where the cost of ownership can be the steepest.
Our firm is presently working with investors in the acquisition of small to midsized multi-family units in neighborhoods of Houston’s employment and education centers.
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