Rents for single-family rentals (SFRs) increased 3% year-over-year in May according to CoreLogic’s latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI) report.  The index measures rent changes among single-family rentals using a repeat-rent analysis to measure the same rental properties over time. CoreLogic says rents have been climbing steadily since 2010 with annual increases over the past 12 months fluctuating between 2.9% and 3.2%.

Key findings:

  • Rents for lower-priced homes increased faster than those of higher-priced homes.
  • Phoenix once again outpaces other metros for rent increases.
  • Houston and Orlando had the largest deceleration in rent growth in May.

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