St Louis Rents Rose While Home Prices Declined Post Boom

St Louis rents have risen 18% since the real estate bubble burst (based upon HUD fair market rents for 3 bedrooms) while median home prices have fallen 12% during the same period.  Part of the reason behind has been the increased demand for rentals as a result of many homeowners who, after the real estate bubble burst, lost their homes in foreclosure or were forced to do a short sale and then had to seek a rental while they rebuild their credit.  This, couple with almost no new apartment construction for several years has created the right environment for increasing rents.

St Louis Rents

St. Louis MSA Median Home Prices – 2008-2014

St Louis MSA Median Home Prices 2008-2014



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