Demand is high and growing for rental housing. That's why you can expect to pay more.
This is good news for renters who dream of owning their own home.
New census report shows that 2.7% of homes normally occupied by owners are vacant, and the rate of homeownership continues to fall.
In areas of the country where income has fallen, it often is.
As apartment vacancies drop, more landlords balk at granting concessions.
Some people never want to buy a home. The government is rethinking its attitude toward homeownership perks.
Rent is just one of the new expenses you'll face when you move out on your own.
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