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Wisconsin Rent Report – October 2019

  • The national average rent went up by 3.2% in the past year and 0.1% month-over-month, reaching $1,476 in October, according to data from Yardi Matrix.
  • West Allis, WI renters saw the highest annual rent increase in October, with the average rate reaching $998 per month. 
  • Brookfield apartments are the most expensive, while apartments in Racine have the cheapest rents. 

The national average rent reaches $1,476 per month in October, up by 0.1%

A sluggish fall rental season has the average national rent at $1,476, following a 3.2% ($46) annual increase. Typical for this time of the year, fewer people are moving into new apartments. The national average rent inched up just 0.1% ($1) in October, with apartment rates essentially flat for the past few months.

Renting in Wisconsin in October 2019

The average rent in Wisconsin cities is generally lower than the national average rent. The fastest-growing rents in October were in West Allis, where rental apartment prices increased by 14.6% year over year, $134 more since last year. Menomonee Falls apartments saw the second highest annual increase, jumping by 8.6%, making them $103 more expensive than last year. In Brookfield, prices remained the same compared to October last year.

Brookfield apartments are the state’s most expensive for renters, with an average rent of $1,484, followed by apartments in Wauwatosa, where the average monthly rent is $1,349. On the other hand, the cheapest city to rent an apartment of the cities analyzed is Racine, with an average apartment rent of $833.

To compare the rental market in Wisconsin with other cities in the U.S., you can also check our national October rent report.

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States.

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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Sanziana Bona

Sanziana Bona is a creative writer and researcher for RENTCafé, with a strong passion for the dynamic real estate market, covering topics from lifestyle to market trends. She has a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Michigan State University, a LL.M. in International Business Law, Contracting and International Relations from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía. You can connect with Sanziana via email.

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