Skyrocketing rent hikes across San Diego county


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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — In case you’re a renter, you probably perceive how laborious it’s to hunt out an reasonably priced place to reside as of late. 

New analysis reveals rent has skyrocketed over the past yr across the San Diego house.

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“All through 2021, we had been seeing rent progress far above the standard tendencies that we’re used to in pre-pandemic years,” acknowledged housing economist, Chris Salviati. 

Based on researchers at, over the past yr, San Diego seen a staggering worth of progress in rent costs at 18.3%. 

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Surrounding cities seen related rent hikes with Vista, Escondido, Oceanside, and Carlsbad all by means of 20%. Chula Vista was not far behind at a 16.9% rise in rent over the course of 2021.

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“That 17% that we’re seeing in Chula Vista remains to be an especially excessive price of rent progress,” acknowledged Salviati. “However actually, across the board, we’re seeing actually quick rent progress all through the area.”

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The charges of enhance across the county are terribly excessive as compared with earlier years.

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“I imply, it’s big,” acknowledged Dr. Alan Gin, economics professor on the College of San Diego. “Usually inflation, by way of rent, is within the low single digits so when you’ve got one thing approaching 20%, that could be a actually huge quantity.”

Dr. Gin says rent progress numbers like these actually put stress on the cost-of-living for individuals with decrease incomes.

“Folks on the decrease finish usually tend to be renters and so if the rent goes up nearly 20%, that’s more cash out of their pocket,” acknowledged Dr. Gin.

Based on, median rent costs in San Diego are $1,850 for a one-bedroom and $2,450 for two-bedrooms. 

Wanting across the county, Carlsbad tops the rules with $2,230 for one-bedrooms and $2,830 for two-bedrooms, whereas Chula Vista reveals up as definitely one in every of many additional reasonably priced choices with one-bedroom fashions at $1,630 and two-bedrooms at $2,250.

“You have a tendency to search out decrease costs each within the south bay and likewise in east county as properly,” acknowledged Dr. Gin. “So rents are typically decrease in these areas.”

Rent costs year-to-year usually see progress wherever from 1% to five%, so why did the numbers rise so drastically closing yr?

“We’re seeing increasingly more people simply merely renewing leases, so I feel lots of that’s simply people not wanting to maneuver through the pandemic,” acknowledged Salviati. 

“On the similar time, we’ve been seeing delays within the development pipeline associated to the pandemic as properly. Labor shortages, enhance in supplies prices, notably lumber, are having an element there,” said Salviati. “General, what it comes right down to is we’re seeing lots of demand proper now and really low vacancies, so not lots of stock accessible and lots of people competing for what is obtainable.”

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