According to Smartmoney.com while the sale of single family homes remain sluggish, the sale of multi=family homes is on the rise. The ability to count on rental income to help pay the monthly mortgage has lured some buyers back into the market. The article also points out that with so many buyers holding off on purchasing, the demand for rentals has gone up significantly. This means that there will be many opportunities to rent out the apartments in the home for a decent amount. Read more.