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Sorry renters, but the days of low rents and lenient landlords are over — at least for now.

Nationwide, the average rate for apartment and home rentals is up 6.7% from June 2010, according to a new report from housing search engine HotPads.com. Prices for studio apartments are up 14.3%, and a five-bedroom home is 12.1% more. One- and two-bedrooms got off relatively easy, with average increases of 2.3% and 2%, respectively. Tenants will see the bulk of rent increases this year, predicts listing site Rent.com, but can expect another 3% jump when it’s time to renew in 2012.

At the heart of the increases: vacancy rates have dropped from about 8% to 6.2% nationwide over the past year. “That’s a really steep decline in a 12-month period,” says Christina Aragon, a spokeswoman for Rent.com. The drop indicates pent-up demand from people who made-do with roommates or stayed with family during the recession. Nearly half of property managers say they have also seen an increase in applicants moving from a foreclosed property, according to a recent survey from credit bureau TransUnion. “Landlords have the power right now,” Aragon says.

In past years, renters could negotiate a lower rent or other concessions, like a waived pet fee or free parking. That’s largely disappeared, leaving consumers little recourse but hunting around.

Renters have a glimmer of hope for better deals in coming years. Landlords are so thrilled with the market that they’re starting to take out permits to build new multi-family buildings, Aragon says. Prices may loosen somewhat once those properties come in the market, as early as 2013.

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    • I would pay up to 1300 maybe 1500, but I would want to have 2 bathrooms I pay 800 for a 2bd with a den and 1 and 1/2 bath. It’s a loft. The 2bds and and den are on the main level. The loft hold an extra area I have a sorta 2nd den. Its in a dencet area, no real crime or anything it’s just not a fancy area thats all. It’s an apartment/condo I rent but some people there own their apartment.

    • This is getting out of hand. When you lose your job then lose your house and can’t afford to pay your $3000 a month mortgage how in the heck are you suppose to pay rent that runs $2700 to accomadate your family! Landlords and Apartments you should think about this. There has to be a better resolve!

    • Sharon, did you recently buy a home for yourself or are you just trying to find some suckers to get your commission from?

    • If your rent is going up or if it is already close to a house payment then what are you waiting for? This is a perfect time to stop thinking about buying a home and go talk with your favorite lender about your options. Long term mortgage interest rates are at historical lows and housing prices are down to a level that may already be at the bottom. There are a lot of lending programs available if you just stop thinking about owning your own home and take the first step call your local lender and find out what you can qualify for.

    • Landlords dont have it so easy. My earthquake insurance went up by 45%, garbage, water, etc., skyrocketing.

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need to know
IMF: China slowdown threatens global outlook
Australia defers decision on Shell deal for BG
Novartis to begin selling Neupogen copy in U.S.
Syngenta to sell unit, plans $2 billion buyback
Rio Tinto sees solid demand for iron ore, steel
EasyJet lifts outlook following strong summer

The 11 richest people on the planet under 35

5 things to watch at today’s ECB meeting

ECB forecasts to come under close scrutiny
French jobless rate holds steady at 10.3%


As investors flee China, they should consider India

History’s lessons in surviving market crashes

Bill Gross calls a Fed rate hike ‘too little, too late’
FDIC chief: Rates may catch banks off-guard
Junk-bond stress level climbs to 5-year high

China stock markets close for World War II anniversary
China tightens controls to fight capital outflows

Apple’s biggest challenge: Topping the iPhone 6
Apple set to join content contest
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9

Liberal arts may become a thing of the past

Almond milk and other notable Fed nuggets

Fed Beige Book finds increasing wage pressures
Where every Fed member stands on rates
Rate-hike question is what Yellen didn’t want
Boston Fed president: Sept. doubt remains

They tangled with student debt all summer
College help for low-income families

Why gold now looks more risky than stocks
Why gold now looks more risky than stocks: Reeves
Still too many gold market bulls: Mark Hulbert

GoPro’s stock rocked by supplier’s outlook

Intel hopes its chip retool can revive PC sales

Private sector adds 190,000 jobs in August: ADP
Productivity rises at fastest pace since 2013

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton playing game of liar’s poker with the voters
Trump, Clinton play game of liar’s poker: Delamaide
Bush mounts ‘germophobe’ attack on Trump

Salesforce’s new target: rationalizing medical info

Medicare premiums will be going up for many

Growing doubts among Viacom investors lead to 50% stock drop
Growing doubts among Viacom investors
Hulu rolls out ad-free option for $11.99 a month
Digital subscriptions can exceed our cable bills

Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
How estate planning can be stress-free
Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?
Is this all the investing advice you’ll ever need?

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention
Best time to buy a new car may be just ahead

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA
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133.48MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 113.01M
Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
4480
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
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  • 1 Year
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,351 +293 1.82%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,750 +114 2.46%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,949 +35 1.83%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,322 +9 0.39%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,133 -1 0.10%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46.25 0.00 0.00%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,177 +94 1.54%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,229 +180 1.80%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,620 +66 1.44%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,892 +280 1.29%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,041 +102 1.03%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 359 +5 1.44%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,710 +7 0.26%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,182 +87 0.48%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 20,935 -250 1.18%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,160 -6 0.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,764 +311 1.22%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,906 +28 0.96%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 +0.00 0.08%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.35 +0.02 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.25%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 0.00 0.27%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.90 -0.09 0.09%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.59 +0.03 0.03%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.18 0.00 0.08%
German 10y
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Crude Oil
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Gold
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Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 366 -1 0.34%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,393 +63 0.39%
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.34 4.62 4.29%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 614.34 16.55 2.77%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.85 0.32 2.06%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.75 0.81 1.59%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.15 1.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.82 0.50 1.55%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.20 0.06 0.19%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
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Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
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