Spring and summer are a big time for moving, as the school year ends and the weather warms up, and this year apartments are in higher demand. A report from data analytics firm RealPage says move-ins in the past few months reached a five-year high. When demand grows, so do prices, and the report found that rents are up 3% on average compared to a year ago. That’s despite an overall decline in renters over the past few years.
Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Marketplace is on a mission.
We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.
Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?