The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007.
This coincides with a report released earlier this month in which AxioMetricsannounced that rents are continuing to increase in 2016. The report revealed:
Bottom LineWith rents continuing to rise and mortgage interest rates still at historic lows, let's meet up today to determine if you could turn your monthly rental cost into a home of your own.