Rents are on the rise once again. After eight months of slowdowns, rent growth in the largest metros saw an increase in March, rising 1.1% year over year, according to realtor.com®’s Monthly Rental report released on Tuesday.
The median rent nationwide for the 50 largest metros averaged $1,463 in March. Over the last eight months, rent growth decreased from 2.2% in July 2020 to just 0.6% in February.
“Although we’re still below the 3.2% growth we were seeing before COVID, average rent growth in the nation’s largest housing markets saw its first uptick since July 2020, and rents are poised to rise at a quickening pace as recovery continues,” said Danielle Hale, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “However, rents are not rising in all markets. The tech markets and several big metros like Chicago and Los Angeles continue to see rent declines, but generally at a slower pace than in recent months, which could signal a turnaround in the coming months….Read More