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Rents in the 'Burbs Outpacing Urban Rents: Should You Invest?


Apr 12, 2021 by Aly J. Yale

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This pattern is very different from historic standards. Typically, rents grow at a constant average percentage across the board or rents grow faster in urban areas in times of rapid urban growth. The pandemic set off a series of trends -- notably, migration away from large, expensive cities -- that caused rents in the suburbs and rural areas to outpace rents in urban areas.

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