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Metro Detroit Property Management Finds that Rent is the New Buy By: John Deeby

It’s an Investors Market
According to a recent national renters survey, renters are committing to their rental properties long-term. The survey shows the percentage of single-family home property renters committing to their rental properties for more than 5 years is 22%, 3-5 years is 14%, and those expecting to commit for at least 2 years is 59%.
These figures show on average that 25 percent of single family home renters plan to stay put for more than five years. This trend impacts the Metro Detroit investor market through lower vacancy rates and more stable tenants.
The Rental Life for Me
The millennial generation is known for putting important life events off till later in life. Owning a home is no different, as 60 percent of those surveyed said they don’t plan on purchasing a home of their own in the next five years!
When asked why they did not foresee homeownership in the near distant future, respondent answers were divided into three reasons:
29% said they are unable to attain a mortgage
33% didn’t want to be tied down and burdened by homeownership
42% said they just enjoy the freedom and mobility that comes with renting
Featuring a Great Lifestyle
The survey also revealed renters top priorities when choosing where to live, and results were pretty consistent to past years.
Proximity to good schools (84%)
Safe neighborhoods (97%)
Proximity to parks (71%)
Access to a community center (64%)
Friendly neighborhood (94%)
With this explosive growth in the rental market and the rising rent rates nationwide, the Metro Detroit property management industry is growing as well. If you are in need of assistance to manage your rental properties, contact the leader in residential Metro Detroit property management today!
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
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