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Rental demand will keep growing
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Rental demand will keep growing

Mohtashami expects that the rental demand curve will continue to be strong.

Homeownership is near a 50-year low, and consumers who either can't buy a home or aren't quite ready to buy have been flooding the rental market, which has boosted demand -- and rent prices.

The number of renters who spend more than half of their income on rent is projected to increase by at least 11% in 10 years, to 13.1 million people, according to research from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and Enterprise Community Partners.

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