Renters Renting Regardless of Rising Rents

The Denver rental market is more than just healthy; it’s got a rosy glow. With vacancy rates low, prices for rental properties have risen and according to Poppy Harlow of […]

July 8, 2012 // Tracy Shaffer // No Comments //

The Denver rental market is more than just healthy; it’s got a rosy glow. With vacancy rates low, prices for rental properties have risen and according to Poppy Harlow of CNN’s Early Start, Denver is one of the top five cities for rent increases, 10.9% over the past twelve months. That’s great news if you’re a landlord!
As the market fell and foreclosures soared, I have been focused on helping clients build wealth through investing in rental properties. Where are you going to move when you lose your home? A clean, safe, single-family home to rent where their lives and families can live and recover from the ordeal they’ve been through would be ideal. Many of these tenants would have had no problem paying their mortgages had they stayed at the pre-adjusted interest rates, or the troubles that befell them has passed. They are willing and able to pay good rent for a well-kept property that makes them feel back in balance. A recent survey on the rental market bears this out.
After surveying property managers, TransUnion found that increasing prices aren’t keeping tenants away. Overall, managers reported they are doing better than the year before and are having an easier time attracting in residents despite the increase in prices.
The credit bureau’s June survey included 1,248 property managers across the U.S. who represented a range of property sizes.
Read the Survey: Rental Market Attracting Residents Despite Price Increases. and let me know what you think.
There are some very attractive deals out there for those who want a good annual cash-on-cash return on their investment that owning real estate investment property provides, but the market is moving swiftly. I would recommend you do as well. “I don’t want to be a landlord” you say? I can help you with that through a few concise classes or introduce you to some affordable pros.


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