Rising Rents Make Home Buying a Better Choice

Fallen home prices and record-low mortgage rates have pushed housing affordability to a 40-year high. Meanwhile, rental prices are continuing to rise at a fast pace, according to a new report released by Hotpads.com, a rental listing service.

Rental prices in 20 of the largest metro areas increased 3.75 percent in 2011, and prices are expected to continue to rise in 2012. Meanwhile, home prices fell by 1.83 percent in 2011, according to the report.

“In a lot of cases it’s getting to a point where it makes more sense for people to buy because rent has been going up significantly faster, while home prices have been falling,” Paul Gleger, author of the report, told AOL Real Estate.

According to the report, New York has the highest rental prices, with a two-bedroom apartment’s median rent at $2,653. Other cities posting some of the highest median rents in the country: Boston ($1,929), Miami ($1,748), San Francisco ($1,607), Los Angeles ($1,717) and Chicago ($1,552).

For complete City Data on Redding click here: http://www.city-data.com/city/Redding-California.html

Kasey Stewart
Stewart Real Estate Company
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www.StewartRealEstate.com

530-255-4133

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