Markets with stable and unshakeable appreciation rank higher. Markets that have demonstrated the greatest volatility, and therefore unpredictability, fall lower on the list.
Locally verified net yield:
Certified field operatives conduct due diligence on single family assets in a variety of geographic segments for each market analyzed. An underwriting standard is applied to all markets uniformly to establish a baseline yield that each market provides as “face value” (good condition at market value and rent). It is our assertion that any yield data that is not locally verified as to condition, price and rent potential is not of institutional quality.
Major economic development trends are tracked to find those cities that have captured opportunities, effected turnarounds, and/or have some other wild card benefit that compels OwnAmerica to elevate its rank.
While this is a ranking of winning cities, it also represents an ideal mix of markets that are best aggregated together. Geographic mix offers diversity or opportunity and risk. This list of winners represents a balanced portfolio of American cities that OwnAmerica believes will provide the highest long-term returns with the lowest risk.