What's behind significant rent increases in some U.S. cities?

Apr 27, 2022
People looking to break out of shared housing are increasing demand for rentals, but supply is limited.
Some markets across the U.S. have seen double-digit percent increases in apartment rents.
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How private equity is changing the rental market

Mar 2, 2022
Heather Vogell of ProPublica finds short term-oriented corporate investors are increasingly becoming apartment landlords.
"I think what we're seeing is that these companies are acting in ways that are problematic for tenants to meet their investment goals," said ProPublica reporter Heather Vogell.
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Vacancies are down, demand is up and rents are rising

Feb 1, 2022
The rental vacancy rate is just under 6%, the lowest it's been since the 1980s. And that's driving prices up.
A competitive housing market is part of why so many people are renting right now. Above, a "rent" sign is displayed on a Miami apartment building.
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How becoming a landlord broadened one renter’s horizons

Sep 13, 2021
Zarrish Khan used to dream of owning a home, and then her dream got bigger.
Dr. Zarrish Kahn and her husband in front of their new home in Iowa City, Iowa, in June.
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“I just don’t know where we’re gonna end up”

Aug 18, 2021
A Springdale, Arkansas, family's search for an affordable home spotlights an increasingly expensive rental and housing market.
Amid a boom in residential real estate, Sandy Lewis and her family have struggled to find an affordable rental.
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Even house flippers are being priced out of the market

Jun 23, 2021
Record-high housing prices are making life difficult for house flippers looking to make a quick buck.
With a hot housing market, some house flippers have switched to a flip-to-rent model instead of resale.
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Home construction is surging, but it's leaving out struggling renters

Aug 18, 2020
Apartment market tracking firm RENTCafé predicts apartment construction will be down 12% from 2019 to the lowest level in five years.
Even with the surges in homebuilders' confidence and some construction metrics, there is still an affordable renting housing crisis.
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Rents are down, vacancy rates are up in NYC rental market

Aug 14, 2020
A July report shows landlords are having a harder time finding tenants in the pandemic.
The notoriously pricey rental market is in upheaval.
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The rent is too damn high, according to a new Pew report

Apr 19, 2018
Since 2001, rental price increases have outpaced median household income growth.
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Soon, the house next door could be a rental

Oct 20, 2016
One in four single-family homes is now investor-owned, and rented by a tenant. And that percentage is increasing.
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