- The national average rent reached $1,469 in July, up by 3.4% ($48) year-over-year, and 0.2% ($3) month-over-month, according to data from Yardi Matrix.
- West Allis, WI renters saw the highest annual rent increase in July, reaching $1,043 per month.
- Brookfield apartments are the most expensive among the state’s largest cities, while apartments in Racine have the cheapest rents.
The national average rent inches up another $3 in July, reaching $1,469 per month
Nationally, the average rent went up by 3.4% year-over-year, reaching $1,469 in July. Overall, renters had to pay $48 more than they did at the same time last year, according to the latest rent survey from Yardi Matrix. However, July also displayed the slowest month-over-month increase since February, which at 0.2% is a clear signal that peak rental season is nearing its end. The trend is in line with last year’s data – once the busy late spring to early summer period winds down, rents are expected to slow their growth throughout the rest of the year.
Renting in Wisconsin in July 2019
The average rent in Wisconsin cities is generally lower than the national average rent. The fastest growing rents in July were in West Allis where rental apartment prices increased by 13.1% year over year, $121 more since last year. Greenfield apartments saw the second highest annual increase, jumping by 5.7%, $58 more expensive than last year, while the slowest rising rents were in Sun Prairie, where prices increased by 2.1% ($23) compared to July last year.
Brookfield apartments are the state’s most expensive for renters, with an average rent of $1,539, followed by apartments in Wauwatosa, where the average monthly rent is $1,376. On the other hand, the cheapest city to rent an apartment of the cities analyzed is Racine, with an average apartment rent of $814.
To compare the rental market in Wisconsin with other cities in the U.S., you can also check our national July rent report.
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The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.
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