Renting Archive

High School Years and Future Housing Demand

From a parent’s point of view, teenagers never listen. From a teenager’s point of view, parents are not cool and are plainly immature.  There is as nothing as exhilarating as living the fast times at Ridgemont High and taking...

Apartment Rents Are Rising

Realtors® have been reporting rising rents on a year-over-year basis. In recent years total housing production (single family, multifamily, manufactured housing) has been running in the neighborhood of 600,000 units, while the demand for new space due to housing...

Commercial Markets Soften Due to Weak Economy in Second Quarter 2011

Economic activity weakened during the second quarter of 2011. Economic activity as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) advanced a modest 1.3 percent during the quarter. In addition, the figures for the first quarter were revised downward from 1.8...

Rising Apartment Rent

A downside to the home buying market has brought an upside to the rental market.  Occupied rental units have risen from 2005 when people were getting priced out of the bubble prices and then accelerated in light of rising...

The Rental Pool

The number of rental households fell in the decade leading up to the housing bubble year.  Way too many people became homeowners, many with easy loans that overstretched their budget, which then led to the subsequent downfall. Since the...