- More than one-third of all rental properties have negative cash flows.
- Among properties with one to four units, 54% have negative cash flow, compared with 26% with five-plus units and only 11% of properties with 200-plus units.
- Many rental properties have mortgages with interest rates that are substantially higher than current market rates.
- Property taxes are highest in the Midwest. Even in small, non-metropolitan Midwestern communities, rental properties are taxed at a rate approaching that of large urban centers.
- Investors in rental housing can lose money in any location. Properties that declined in value after their purchase are widely distributed throughout the country, with generally only one-half to two-thirds in any region registering a capital gain.
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