2018 Arizona Rental Market: Invest Now


Arizona currently has the 22nd highest rent in the country out of 56 states and territories. In Maricopa County alone, with an estimated population of 3,817,117, the average 3 bedroom home rents for $1474. In Pima County, with an estimate population of 980,263, the average 3 bedroom home rents for $1242.

There is a high demand for 2018. This is due to two factors that will greatly impact Phoenix real estate: job and population growth. Phoenix real estate will benefit from the city’s growing economy. In 2017, Phoenix real estate investing was given a boost because of the additional 51,000 jobs added during the year. As of October 2017, Phoenix had an unemployment rate of 4.5%, the lowest the city has seen since 2007.

Phoenix has gone through a 140% increase in the number of companies that moved their location to the city, meaning good things for the Phoenix housing market.

Phoenix investment properties will be affordable, compared to the national index for housing affordability. According to the Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, the national index is 58.3% for a median income of $68,000. For the Phoenix real estate market, the index is 65.8%. In comparison to other states, Phoenix investment properties will be pretty affordable for real estate investors and homebuyers.

Single family homes used as rental properties are also a good option for investing in Phoenix real estate. Real estate investors should even consider turning single family rental properties into dual occupancy rental properties to get more rental income.

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2018 Rental Market Shift


There have been, and will continue to be, some big changes in the 2018 rental market. It’s important to understand the changes, meet owner and renter expectations and create a strategy.

It’s expected three specific groups will show high demand in rentals in 2018.

  • Young Millenials; those who are just old enough to start renting

  • Older Millenials; who are saving up for a down payment for a home

  • Older Baby Boomers; who are looking to downsize

Rental analysis shows that dramatic rental increases will slow down for higher end properties. However there will be a steady increase for the low to mid-range home. Currently, there are fewer houses for sale among bottom- and middle-tier homes, which are the most affordable to new home buyers. Single-family rentals are also concentrated in the bottom tier, and activity there has increased in the past decade. This is key for landlords and investors looking for what will have the best ROI.

Rent growth, while remaining steady since 2012, is speeding up again. In general, keeping rent increase to 2-3% is favorable. Any higher and they outpace income increases. In fact, the areas where rents are increasing the most are those with good, high-earning jobs coming in.


New Generation of Renters Part 3: Generation Z


Generation Z is defined as people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. Generation Z make up 25% of the U.S. population, and have quickly become the largest generation since the Baby Boomers.
What Generation Z is looking for:
  • Technology: They are the first generation to live their entire lives in a world of smart phones, internet connectivity and social media platforms.
  • Mobile Capabilities: Not only does Generation Z rely on the internet for most needs, they also use mobile devices to search for goods and services to a much greater extent than their predecessors.
  • Electronically: Given their highly mobile lifestyle, property management should be prepared to exchange all information with Generation Z electronically as a rule of thumb. This likely includes leasing documents, utility/vendor information, renewal documentation, rent payments, and all property communication.
  • Quick Turn Around: Given their connectivity, Generation Z is used to getting what they want, when they want it. Waiting days for communication from on-site community staff isn’t going to fair well.
Although this generation hasn’t hit the rental market in full force yet, over the next few years you’ll be seeing a lot more of them! Are you ready for Generation Z?
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New Generation of Renters Part 2: Millennials


Who are Millennials? : roughly a person born in the 1980s or 1990s

  • There are about 80 million or about 25% of the population

  • 35% of Millennials are self-employed

  • Gadgets and the latest amenities are top priority

  • Convenience is key

Millennials no longer live by the conventional wisdom that once you have financial resources, you should buy a home and start building equity. Some reasons why:

  • Desire for flexibility and mobility

  • Value experiences over material possessions

Mortgage Professional America reports that homeownership among those 35 and younger has fallen from 43.6% to 35.9% in the last 10 years.

Millennials are just looking to have their slice of the “American dream” while maintaining their freedom and flexibility. They are finding the best of both worlds in single-family rentals. Gone are the days when the two options were to live in an apartment or buy a house. By renting a single-family home, millennials get beautiful neighborhoods, a yard and a two car garage, but can pack up and move fairly quickly if needed.

No matter what the reason, it's pretty clear that renting is becoming the popular choice.

New Generation of Renters Part 1: 55+


According to the National Association of Home Builders, the rental market for the 55+ community is at an all-time high.

  • Baby boomers are the fastest-growing group of renters, Census figures show.
  • More than 5 million baby boomers are expected to rent their next home by 2020.
  • Many boomers want amenity-rich full-service buildings like millennials, brokers tell CNBC

In specific areas, such as Arizona and Florida, there is a huge opportunity in housing for retirees. Experts say that the shift is, at least in part, a result of the long-term decline in homeownership caused by the Great Recession. Another reason is their children are now older and have moved out. Older Americans are taking advantage of the sellers' market to cash in on their family homes and downsizing. While the oldest Boomers are in their early seventies, many residents of this generation plan on aging in place.

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