Apartment rents climbed 4.5% during the past year for households who stayed in place at initial lease expiration. Renewal-lease rent growth now has stayed a little under the 5% mark for three consecutive years, after price inflation came in at higher levels during 2014 and 2015.
Rents are continuing to climb faster for renewal leases than for leases where a new resident is renting at a property for the first time. That new-resident annual rent growth has been running around the 3% mark since late 2016, specifically registering at 2.8% as of the end of 2019.
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