The article cites bargain prices in many Division I-A college towns filled with plenty of student renters. Also, landlords have additional measure of protection if they insist that a parent co-sign with the student renter. Given these factors, it could be a compelling reason to invest.
You don't have to be Big-Landlord-on-Campus to benefit from group living. After all, affection for beer pong can endure into the post-grad years. Just ask these commune-living yuppies.
Here are some shared housing opportunities culled from RentedSpaces's listings...
Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)
Why search for a cedar-lined closet, when you can have your very own cedar-lined bedroom?
University of Akron (Akron, Ohio)
Need a jungle gym? You do? Great. We'll throw in the gazebo for free.
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
A red carpet entrance and exit can be yours, 24/7, right here.
Find your very own "Animal House" here.