Renters take note: It's getting harder to buy a home today, but it may be getting easier to stay right where you are. Home price gains are accelerating, but rents are moderating and could ease substantially in some markets. By the end of this year, rents may actually rise at a slower pace than incomes in many markets, according to a new analysis by Zillow, a real estate listing company.
Zillow is forecasting a 1.1 percent annual rent appreciation rate by December, down from 4.5 percent at the end of 2015, according to Reis, a commercial real estate analytics company. Some markets are still seeing double-digit rent growth.