Year In Review: The 10 Best Markets for Rental Properties in 2014

In 2014 the Rental Housing market grew an annual pace of 3.3%, with occupancy rates at 95% (according to MPF Research)

If you’re looking to grow your rental portfolio in 2015, where should you start? Among the most obvious places would be the best performing rental markets of 2014!  Last year was a surprisingly strong market for growth among rental housing throughout out the entire US, growing an an annual pace of 3.3 percent with occupancy at 95%.

Below are the top 10 markets in the United States, as measured by annual rent growth percentage (annual rent growth equals “effective rent” in this case).

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2015 Will Be The Year Of Millennials In Real Estate

Millennials are the future of Real Estate and will drive growth starting in 2015

millennials_housing_market’s chief economist Jonathan Smoke is launching his first annual forecast, and in an industry crowded with analysis and economists throwing around numbers, he’s determined to stand out. The differences between what Smoke is doing and his slew of competitors – as well as his affiliated economists at the National Association of Realtors – comes down to the data he is looking at and what he’s doing with it.

And so here it is,’s first forecast.

1) Millennials will drive household formations

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