Change in rent
: +11.8 percent Change in sales price
: +6.9 percent Price drop from peak
: -35.5 percent Job growth, 1 year
: +2.53 percent
During the recession, home prices in the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills area of Michigan fell 35.5 percent, among the biggest drops in the country. Recently, however, asking home prices in the region, which is part of suburban Detroit, have recovered rapidly, up 6.9 percent in the past year alone. Compared to homes, however, rent prices have truly skyrocketed in the past year. In the last quarter alone, rent went up 4.5 percent. In the past 12 months, rents have gone up 11.8 percent. The likely reason for this increase is the 2.5 percent growth in employment in the area, the 10th-highest jump in the U.S.
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