“Real” Rent Index Growth Accelerates in March as Core CPI Declines


In March, the real rent index increased 0.4 percent over February’s reading, after growing by approximately 0.1 percent per month for the previous 6 months (Figure 1). The annual growth rate of the real rent index grew to 5 percent in March, after 3 months of staying in the 1 percent range. NAHB constructs a “real” rent index to indicate… Read More ›

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