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Truth About The Rental Market

It is my job to keep an eye on the market regarding trends in Real Estate in and in the Rental Market. Let’s face it, sometimes keeping a trend on anything can be hard to do as all of our plates are very full.


I wanted to share this Facebook LIVE with  you as a way to keep current on the following things:

  • Occupancy Rates and Rent Growth
  • Renter Migration
  • US Homeownership Rates
  • Age Demographics
  • Affordability

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Nat Kunes shares the 5 Trends he is seeing in the rental market as far as macro trends:

Occupancy Rates

Occupancy rates drive what is happening in the rental market. In 2017, there was a dip from the 2015 high in the market. Nat thought 2018 will be lower than 2017. 94% occupancy is expected for the year.


Effective Rent Growth

You can see here that 2017 was the lowest in the last 7 years. As occupancy dips it is harder to raise rent. We are still high above long term averages. This is good to look at when you are building your rental portfolio.



As we look at these areas of the US – the entire Southwest, Northwest, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado we see in flux of a hotbed of activity. Where other areas of the US are seeing an outflow of activity like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.  


Home Ownership Rates

Home ownership rates are at a historic low all the way back to the 1960’s. This kind of positioning drives the rental market. Many of these factors cater to the market being the way they are right now:

  • Housing Prices
  • Rental Prices
  • Taxes
  • Job Growth

This is going to be an area that will stay low for a while as it is not something that you just bounce right out of. This is backed up by historical data from the real estate trends in America.


Check out the last 8 minutes of this Facebook LIVE to learn more about what is happening in regards to age demographics and affordability in Real Estate and in the Rental Market in the US.



All my best,


Posted by: picketfenceproperties on March 23, 2018