rents Archive

Strong Dollar but No Relief on Housing Costs

The Almighty Dollar is showing the world who is the boss.  The dollar has strengthened against nearly all other foreign currencies in the past year.  The strong dollar is a reflection of better economic conditions and greater confidence in...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation

It has become easier to breathe with consumer prices falling by the most amounts in six years.  Lower gasoline prices are everywhere. But wait, renters are getting squeezed hard with fast rising rents. Specifically, the overall Consumer Price Index...

Rents Continue to Increase for Residential Properties

Demand for rentals remained strong in March, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. Among those REALTORS® involved in a rental, 48 percent (46 percent in February) reported higher residential rents compared to 12 months ago. Rising rents may...

Rent Trends

Rents continue to rise but may no longer be accelerating.  As measured by the Consumer Price Index component on the renters’ rent, the annual growth rate appears to have stabilized at near 3 percent after rapidly rising from 2010....

REALTOR® Commercial Sales Rise 10.7 Percent in Third Quarter, Despite Headwinds

With lackluster employment growth, third quarter fundamentals in REALTOR® commercial markets maintained a positive trajectory. However, the specter of government shutdown and the budget debate added headwinds to the market performance. The results of the October Commercial Real Estate...