Single-family Rent Growth Faster in Markets with Low Vacancies: One-percentage point lower vacancy rate leads to 0.5% faster rent growth
Rent growth varies across neighborhoods and over time. For this reason, rent-growth expectations are important not just for families who are deciding whether to rent or own their home, but also for investors who are trying to forecast net revenue on their housing investment.
Looking at the types of properties that renters live in, about 38 percent are 1-family homes. Another 7 percent are rental condominiums, typically a unit in a multifamily structure. And if we include small multi-unit buildings, then 1- to 4-family houses and rental condominiums account for more than one-half of our nation’s rental stock. Read more