Rents continue to rise throughout the nation, fueled by strong job growth, demand and the continued fall of homeownership, accoridng to real estate data and software firm Yardi. In the 119 markets covered by Yardi, the average apartment rent in the nation topped the June average by $4 to reach $1,217, according to the most recent Matrix Monthly report.
- Yardi monthly report finds average rent across the country increased $4 from June to $1,217 in July.
- Sacramento, Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland and the Inland Empire were the top metros for rent growth in July.
- Houston rent growth ranked very low in July, fueled by a low job growth rate of 0.4 percent.