Are Rising Rents Too Much of a Good Thing?

Oct 19, 2012 12:18 PM, By Bendix Anderson, Contributing Writer

It seems like such good news—apartment rents are rising faster than inflation. That means more profits for real estate investors.

But there’s also a risk. When rents rise faster than the paychecks of your residents, then that puts pressure on their budgets. Eventually they may look for other options. If you’ve carefully marketed your apartment community to a certain set of residents—say retirees or workers at the local hospital—it’s bad news for you if those people can no longer afford… [Full Article]

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