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Thursday, June 02, 2022

Rent Increases Up Sharply Year-over-year, Pace is slowing

by Calculated Risk on 6/02/2022 09:11:00 AM

Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Rent Increases Up Sharply Year-over-year, Pace is slowing

A brief excerpt:

Here is a graph of the year-over-year (YoY) change for these measures since January 2015. All of these measures are through April 2022 (Apartment List through May 2022).

Note that new lease measures (Zillow, Apartment List) dipped early in the pandemic, whereas the BLS measures were steady. Then new leases took off, and the BLS measures are picking up.
The Zillow measure is up 16.4% YoY in April, down from 17.0% YoY in March. This is down from a peak of 17.2% YoY in February.

The ApartmentList measure is up 15.3% YoY as of May, down from 16.4% in April. This is down from the peak of 17.9% YoY last November.

Case-Shiller House Prices IndicesClearly rents are still increasing, and we should expect this to continue to spill over into measures of inflation in 2022. The Owners’ Equivalent Rent (OER) was up 4.8% YoY in April, from 4.5% YoY in March - and will likely increase further in the coming months.

My suspicion is rent increases will slow over the coming months as the pace of household formation slows, and more supply comes on the market.
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