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Southeast Sees Rents Rise Despite High Vacancy Rates

While low inventory is blamed for rising home prices, how to explain rising rents in places with high vacancy rates?

Southeastern markets like the Fort Myers, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., have seen spikes in rent, even with vacancy rates in the double digits, according to RentRange. The provider of data for the single-family residential sector recently issue its fourth-quarter rankings of the top 25 metros showing the biggest year-over-year rent increases. Fort Myers ranks No. 2, with the average rent climbing by 10.9% — and an even higher average vacancy rate of 11.4%.

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2017 HW Tech100 Winner: Investability

Investability is an online real estate marketplace. The company's platform allows users to sort and analyze more than 1 million MLS-listed and exclusive properties by cash flow, net yield and gross yield, matching investors with properties that meet their financial criteria.

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Rental rates for homes in South Florida rose 7% last year

Rental rates for single-family homes in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area increased an average of 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.

RentRange Data Services also reported that the vacancy rate among houses for rent in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area was 5.3 percent in last year’s fourth quarter.

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Encouraging News for SFR Investors

“As we begin 2017, it continues to look bright for single-family rental investors,” said Wally Charnoff, chief executive officer, RentRange Data Services. “Compared to the Q3 2016 change in rent, we are seeing the percentage change begin to lessen while rents continue to increase, which should ultimately stabilize demand, keeping vacancy rates down. It remains important for investors to look at stability within a market, focusing on the market’s activity over time to ensure there is a good balance — low historical volatility with a current upswing.”

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Make The Most Of Your Investment!

Did you know 70% of single-family residential (SFR) investors invest in a rental property within 10-mile radius of their own home? Find out some advice from real-estate expert, Walter “Wally” Charnoff about making money from real-estate, including his top 3 tips!

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