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Ten U.S. Cities Whose Rent is Predicted to Go Up the Most, Including Denver

Rent prices in Denver have been among the highest in the nation in recent years.

And while costs have moderated to some degree over the past few months, they're no one's idea of a bargain.

That's the takeaway from a Rent Cafe post focusing on the twenty major U.S. markets in which rent is expected to rise the fastest.

We've focused on the top ten for a very simple reason: Denver's on it.


Again.

Look below to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, featuring Rent Cafe data about predicted uptick in 2016, job growth and the average rent as of February. Note that Denver's number is higher than all but three members of the top ten. That's followed by a Rent Cafe graphic showing digits for the entire top twenty. To check out the original Rent Cafe item, featuring much more information, click here.

Number 1: San Francisco, California

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 10.5 percent


Average Rent February 2016: $2,810

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.7 percent


Number 2 (tie): Sacramento, California

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 8.8 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,165

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 2.6 percent


Number 2 (tie): Portland, Oregon

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 8.8 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,252

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.6 percent


Number 4: Dallas, Texas

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 7.3 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,101

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.2 percent


Number 5: Seattle, Washington

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 7.2 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,555

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.1 percent


Continue to see more of the top ten major cities with the highest rent growth.

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