Some Highlights:Interest Rates are still below historic numbers.88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months!Credit score requirements to be approved for a mortgage continue to fall.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watchrevealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007.
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).