Rents Still Skyrocketing

Rents Still Skyrocketing

Rents-Skyrocketing-Home Loans by Karen Jones

Zillow recently revealed that the 43 million renter households in the US spent $535 billion on rent in 2015. Aggregate numbers like these often make it difficult to truly assess a situation. For more clarity, we want to share some points that were made in a Wall Street Journal article earlier this month. The article made two important points:

1. Rents are increasing faster than the last several years:

 “Apartment rents increased faster last year than at any time since 2007.”

2. Rent increases are accelerating

“Another report from Axiometrics Inc., a Dallas-based apartment research company, showed that rents increased 4.7% in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter a year earlier, the strongest year-end performance since 2005”.

Rents Rising- Home Loans by Karen Jones

So the question is:  Invest in yourself or invest in your landlord?  Learn more about how you can prepare your homeownership goals today.

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