Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: November, 2014

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November 2014

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With increased competition for units, rents are shooting up, and the increases are biting renters’ wallets as they find themselves increasingly getting priced out of the market, with wages failing to keep pace.

Nationwide rents have risen about 6 percent from a year ago, due to rising demand and still-limited supply, CNBC reports. Renters in San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Chicago are paying more than 30 percent of their wages on a two-bedroom rental, according to an analysis by Trulia. Financial experts often recommend spending no more than 30 percent of wages on housing expenses. 

"Both rents and [home] prices are outpacing income growth, so neither renting nor buying has become more within reach of what people

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