Increased demand and slow-moving construction are making national rents higher, according to new data from the RentCafe and Yardi Matrix. The national average rent in August rose 3.3% year over year to $1,472.
However, rents are rising at a slower pace. The August data marks the slowest rise since February, the report notes. Ninety-seven percent of the cities analyzed saw a seasonal slowdown in August with rents either dropping or only rising slightly by 1%.