While many millennials find themselves priced out of the real estate market, many are investing in real estate in other parts of the country. Using online platforms such as Roofstock, they are able to pick properties on risk factors and various returns.
Generally smaller cities offer the best opportunities for consistent monthly returns. In some markets, appreciation of the real estate asset outpaces the monthly cash flow.
According to CoreLogic, 11 percent of single-family homes sold in 2018 were bought by investors, the highest percentage on record.