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RENTAL MARKET DATA – December ’22
2022 – A Rollercoaster Year for Rents
As 2022 comes to a close, the moderation trend in rent prices continues. Asking rent for 1 bedroom apartments continues to be relatively stagnant, flat from November and up only $8 or 0.6% in 2022.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – November ’22
Rent Stagnates After a Year Of Record-Breaking Growth
November rent prices were essentially unchanged, up just 0.1% from October. This comes after a
drop of 2.5% ($52) in median asking rent between August and October that gave renters hope
that rent increases were a thing of the past.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – October ’22
Median Asking Rent Prices Decline by 1.8% from September to October 2021
October brought a continuation of the monthly rent declines we first saw last month, with a 1.8% or $37 drop, following September’s 0.7% drop vs. August. It appears we may be on the cusp of a genuine trend of rent moderation after a year of consistent rent increases.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – SEPTEMBER ’22
Rent Still Up a Staggering 27% Since September 2021
September was the first time in almost a year that we saw a monthly decline in median asking rents, which were down by $15/mo to $2,095 in September vs. August. This decline is actually more significant than just the 0.7%; we would normally expect a 0.5%-1.0% increase in rent prices from August to September as rent climbed to its seasonal peak.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – AUGUST ’22
Rent Prices Rate of Inflation Slowed in August
August brought welcome relief for renters in the form of lower rent increases than we’ve seen in recent months. A 0.5% rent increase is below seasonal norms for August vs. August; we would normally expect rent to move up approximately 1% between these two months as rents approach their seasonal peak in the early fall.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – JULY ’22
Relentless Rent Inflation Continues with Rent Up 40% vs. Last Year
In July, the nationwide median asking rent was $2,110/mo, which is 40% more than the median rent for July of last year. As has been the case for much of the past year, single-family home rentals are pushing up the overall market, with rents for that property type up more than 36%. Apartment rent, in contrast, is up 4.7%.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – JUNE ’22
Median Rent Crosses the $2,000 Threshold for the First Time
In June, the nationwide median asking rent was $2,045/mo, based on the data drawn from Dwellsy’s inventory of over 641,000 available rentals. This sample represents the availability of over 13 million rental properties across the country.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – MAY ’22
Single-Family Rentals Continue Driving Record Rent Increases: 37% Through May 2022
Single-family rentals continue to be the hottest type of rental for renters across the U.S., pushing rents to the highest levels yet. Persistently high demand and lagging supply for this asset class continue to drive prices up across the nearly 300K available single-family home rentals Dwellsy listed in May.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – APRIL ’22
When will renters get a break? 24% increase in median asking rent from April 2021 to April 2022
April brought yet another acceleration in asking rent, according to Dwellsy’s analysis of more than 533,000 available rental units. The nationwide median asking rent for April ’22 was $1920/mo.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – MARCH ’22
Rent Keeps Rolling Uphill: 19% Rent Increase in the Past Year
In March, single-family rentals continued to bear the brunt of rent increases. Over the past year, single-family rent has risen 36% from $1,600 in March of 2021 to $2,175 in March of 2022, while apartment rents have risen just 3.6%.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – FEB ’22
Rent Inflation Strikes Again: 17.5% Median Rent Increase Since February 2021
Rent prices continued to grow rapidly in February, with the median U.S. asking rent up 4% vs. January. In the past year, rent has gone up 17.5% to $1,820/mo, an extra $271 per month compared to 2021. Renters now need to spend an extra $3,250/yr on rent compared to this time last year.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – JAN ’22
Relentless Rent Rise Continues: 16% since January 2021
In any normal year, a 4.8% rent increase would be a big one for the full year. To see that in a single month is shocking. On top of already significant rent increases in 2021, the total rent increase since January 2021 now tops 16%. That’s an extra $245 that renters now need to come up with each month in order to make their rent payments.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – DEC ’21
Inflation Hits Renters: 11% Overall Rent Increase in 2021
Inflation has hit the economy and renters were not immune, experiencing an 11% increase in median asking rent across the country from January to December of 2021. In a “normal year”, 3-4% increase in overall rents is typical. Unfortunately, 2021 is a year for the books in yet another way: The ongoing Covid pandemic has driven this year’s extraordinary rent inflation from start to finish.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – NOV ’21
November’s Data Shows Surprising Rise in Rent
The average cost of rent across the nation typically decreases toward the end of each year. Unfortunately, the average price of monthly rent rose 8% last month. This shift is likely due to an increase in demand for rental homes. This rise is partially due to a continued shift towards single-family housing such as rental houses and townhomes. Single-family rental prices have actually risen 23% this year. Luckily, many tenants are in the process of moving, which should lead to more vacancies in the rental housing market.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – OCT ’21
October’s Data Shows Apartment Rental Prices Are Down
October rent shows a fairly normal seasonal shift, with median rent starting to decline from peak summer highs. Median rent across the U.S. decreased from $1,649 in September to $1,600 in October, a fairly sharp decline of 3.0%. Across nearly 360K available rentals in October, Dwellsy continued to see apartment rents more or less flat for the year, while single-family home rentals continue to be the cause of above-normal rent growth in 2021.
RENTAL MARKET DATA – SEP ’21
September’s Data Shows Apartment Rental Prices Are Down
To the surprise of many, the general rise in rental home prices is not actually reflective of the entire market. This year’s overall rent increases are coming solely from single-family rentals (SFR), while apartment home rental prices are actually decreasing. The price of apartments nationwide has actually decreased by 2.3% since January.
|Dec 2022||Savannah Morning News||First City Progress: Apartments Slated for Chatham Parkway|
Geared Towards 'Middle Income' Workers
|Dec 2022||KTLA Los Angeles||Single-Family Home Rental Prices Up Nearly 30% Since Last Year;|
Coastal California Cities Are the Priciest
|Nov 2022||Orlando Sentinel||Strong Demand for Orlando Rental Homes|
Keeps Prices High
|Nov 2022||Naples Daily News||SW FL Rent Prices on the Rise;|
Hurricane Ian Doesn't Dampen Demand
|Nov 2022||ABC24||Memphis Housing Summit Addresses Rising Rents,|
Lack of Affordable Units Being Built to Meet the Need
|Nov 2022||San Diego Community|
|City Council Declares Housing as a Human Right|
|Nov 2022||The Street||Fed-Up U.S. Renters Heading to the Polls|
|Nov 2022||Cleveland.com||Rent asking prices jump 9% in Cleveland,|
Akron metro areas
|Oct 2022||KUOW||Seattle home prices down a smidge,|
but nowhere close to affordable yet
|Oct 2022||ABC30||Housing Watch: Price difference between|
renting homes and apartments in Valley
|Sep 2022||FOX Carolina||Two Upstate cities among fastest|
growing rent prices in US
|Sep 2022||Phoenix Business|
|Phoenix's median rent grew by nearly 46%|
in a year, report says
|Sep 2022||Providence Business|
|Report: Providence metro median rents|
drop 0.7% in August Y/Y
|Sep 2022||ESPN Southwest Florida||Naples Has The Fifth Highest Home|
Rental Prices IN THE COUNTRY
|Aug 2022||Cincinnati Enquirer||Rents still high in Cincinnati|
but may be stabilizing
|July 2022||Cleveland.com||Median rent now over $2K nationally;|
increases seen in Cleveland
area but still about half national level
|July 2022||Boston Agent Magazine||Boston is the most expensive|
rental market in the country
|June 2022||Milwaukee Journal|
|Rents rise 18% in metro Milwaukee|
as inflation pressure mounts
|June 2022||Des Moines Register||Des Moines metro home prices still rising,|
but Realtor group
head expects slowdown
|May 2022||Baltimore Fishbowl||Median Rent in Baltimore-Townson|
Area Rises About 18%
from April 2021 to April 2022, According to Dwellsy
|May 2022||Triangle Business Journal||TBJ Plus: Raleigh Rents|
(still) Off the Charts
|May 2022||The Oklahoma City|
|Dwellsy Data Finds Rent Up 24%|
April 2021 to April 2022
|April 2022||Des Moines Register||As Home Prices Soar, Market-Rate Rents in Des Moines|
Metro Remain Surprisingly Steady, Data Show
|April 2022||Columbus Business First||New Life on the Near East Side|
|April 2022||Orlando Sentinel||Orlando Residents Face 'Financial Eviction' as Rents|
Skyrocket with No End in Sight
|April 2022||Hartford Business||Despite Active Apartment Construction, Rent Increases|
Likely to Continue
|Mar 2022||Argus Leader||Sioux Falls residents are being priced out of rent,|
with some increases at nearly 50%
|Mar 2022||Dallas Business Journal||North Texas Numbers Are on the Rise for Single-Family|
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