Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, single-family home REIT Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE:SBY) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Silver Bay and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Silver Bay facts


Minnetonka, Minn.

Market Cap

$761.2 million


Residential REIT


CEO David Miller
CFO Christine Battist

Cash / Debt

$2.8 million / $0


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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, all 12 of the members who have rated Silver Bay believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star tad40, helped bring the opportunity to our community's attention:

[Silver Bay] is a cash-rich, debt-free company backed by [Two Harbors Investment (NYSE: TWO)] with an enlarging portfolio of single-family houses in some of the hardest hit markets, including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas. They specialize in the "acquisition, renovation, leasing and management of single-family residential properties for rental income and long-term appreciation." If you've missed out on purchasing a new home during the recent housing crash, you may want to consider [Silver Bay] as an alternative way to "own" these homes as the market continues to recover.

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