Rents Increase Nationally, Small Cities Lead the Hike

Rents Increase Nationally, Small Cities Lead the Hike

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Tara Bellucci
Jan 6, 2015
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Across the US, apartment rents rose for the fifth consecutive year, an average of 3.6% in 2014. The national average rent is now $1,124.38, the highest recorded, and the vacancy rate is 4.2%, the lowest since 2000. While most rent increases affect the largest cities, this one squeezed the small- and mid-sized ones, with sizable hikes in San Jose, Denver, Seattle, and Charleston.

Smaller Cities Led Way in Rent Increases in 2014 | Wall Street Journal

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