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Market Uncertainty Continues to Propel Rental Inventory Growth in Q3 2023, HouseCanary Report Finds

HouseCanary, Inc. ("HouseCanary"), a national brokerage known for its real estate valuation accuracy, today released its latest National Rental Report, showing that Single-Family Rental (SFR) inventory continues to expand with a 31.5% surge in Q3 2023 compared to the previous year.

Average days on market grew 28.4% year-over-year to 27 days, attributed to the surplus of available-for-rent inventory, while price increases were marginal at just 0.7% indicating SFR prices may have reached their peak, particularly when compared to the 6% increase observed in Q1 of this year.

Southern states have experienced the most upward growth in the number of listings available for rent in the market. Most notably, MSAs located in North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama accounted for 100% of the top 10 MSAs seeing the largest listing increases.

Chris Stroud, Co-founder and Chief of Research at HouseCanary, commented: "Q3 2023 reaffirms the single-family rental market's resilience, with steady year-over-year growth in listings and rental prices. Lingering market uncertainties are mainly driving this, with potential buyers opting to rent for property investment risk mitigation. The marginal rise in median SFR prices, much smaller in comparison to the substantial growth in days on market and net new listings (up by 28.4% and 31.5% year-over-year, respectively), reflects a surplus of available-for-rent inventory."

Brandon Lwowski, Senior Director of Research at HouseCanary, added: "Projections align with our Q2 2023 outlook, indicating that median SFR prices may have plateaued, with limited room for further escalation. Anticipated smaller rate increases, along with the initiation of student loan repayments, promise a more favorable environment for purchasing activity to gain momentum in the future."

Following a thorough analysis of the aggregated data, HouseCanary's report identified the following key findings about the rental market for single-family detached listings in the third quarter of 2023:

The full report with all additional findings can be viewed here.


HouseCanary's Q3 Rental Report compares insights from Q3 2022 and Q3 2023 to explore trends shaping the U.S. rental market for single-family detached listings, including price and supply shifts across 46 states and 204 metropolitan statistical areas ("MSAs") with the most rental market activity. The findings in today's report represent an aggregation and summary of all single-family detached listing records between July 2023 and September 2023.

This report is run at a quarterly cadence in order to capture the quick changes that can occur in a volatile market that has been experiencing record-level growth and prices over recent years.

While the Rental Report is a nationwide snapshot of the health of the market, detailed rental statistics are available for 204 MSAs for SFR investors looking for insights into specific markets.

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