Get ready to pay more rent, even as home prices cool off
March 15, 2019 at 10:41 AM EDT
Home prices may be cooling off right now, but rents are heating up yet again. After taking a breather in 2018, due to new supply on the market, rents for both single-family homes and multifamily apartments are now rising at the fastest pace in nearly a year, according to Zillow. The median monthly rent in February came in at $1,472, an increase of 2.4 percent compared with February 2018. For the typical renter, this means about $400 more a year.