Housing Market Drop Now Affects Renters

Renters are now beginning to face the downside of the housing market as landlords are suddenly raising rent prices across the country.

According to the article, “Renters are next victims of the housing market” on today.msn.com, the rental market has shifted from a tenants’ market to a landlords’ market.

Chris Herbert, research director at Havard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, said in the msn article, that the supply of properties is becoming sparse thus causing vacancy rates to drop, and therefore landlords are raising rent prices.

Rent prices are predicted to rise 5 percent this year and another 5 percent in 2012, and not moderating until 2013. Which is also the same year that Moody’s Analytics predicts the prices of the housing market to rise.

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