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Single-Family Rents Rise by Double Digits Year-Over-Year 

Led by Miami, U.S. single-family rent growth continued its hot streak in April, with prices up by 14% year-over-year, the 13th consecutive month of record-breaking annual gains, CoreLogic said Tuesday. As in prior months, a shortage of rental properties on the market is putting pressure on prices, along with a thriving job market. 

The Y-O-Y U.S. rent price growth once again was more than double April 2021’s increase and more than six times higher than the April 2020 growth. Rental cost gains slowed in early 2020 amid the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic but rebounded by autumn of that year. 

“Single-family rents continue to increase at record-level rates,” said Molly Boesel, CoreLogic principal economist. “In April, rent growth provided upward pressure on inflation, which rose at rates not seen in nearly 40 years. We expect single-family rent growth to continue to increase at a rapid pace throughout 2022.” 

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