Research - OCTOBER 7, 2019

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Single-family home sector leads the rental market

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The single-family home rental sector is growing by leaps and bounds in and of itself within the housing industry as well as within the rental market. Driven primarily by millennial demand and low rental-home inventory, single-family rental prices throughout the nation rose +2.9 percent year-over-year (y/y) in July 2019, according to CoreLogic.

Single-family home rent growth in August 2019 was propelled by low-end (less than 75 percent of regional median rent prices) rentals. Low-end rental prices increased +3.5 percent compared to high-end rental price gains of +2.7 percent. In fact, again according to CoreLogic, annual increases in the low-end rental market have “consistently outpaced” high-end single-family rentals since May 2014.

Molly Boesal, principle economist with CoreLogic, said, “Rent increases on entry-level properties continued to outpace the rest of the rental market. This trend should continue in the near term with

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