By Ryan Dezember | The Wall Street Journal
Millennials aren’t the only ones having a hard time finding houses to buy. So is Wall Street.
A shortage of houses in the entry-level price range where first-time buyers and big rental-home companies both shop is prompting some institutional landlords to start building new ones themselves.
These companies are racing to meet demand for rental homes from a wave of young families too saddled with student debt to buy, as well as from investors wagering that the suburban renter class that swelled after last decade’s housing crash is here to stay.