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St. Petersburg rents : What is happening?

The news currently is that rents are decreasing, so if you are looking at moving, find a new home quickly and lock in the rent with your lease. That is what leases are for, to protect the tenant's rights, including the right to the negotiated rent. So if you are looking for a home to rent in St Petersburg, Florida, then please look around our site RIGHT NOW and try to lock in a low rent.

If you are looking at this site early in the year, be aware that January is one of the busiest months for people looking for homes to rent, so it is wise to contact as many potential rental home property managers and landlords as soon as possible.

Why St Pete rents should be decreasing?

The reasons for the decreasing rents include the depressed economy, the surplus of unsellable homes on the market and seasonal factores. If rents were rising it would be because of the rising interest rates, taxes and insurance premiums. This makes it harder for people to buy their own homes and they have to rent instead and their is greater demand for rental homes. It also means that private investors have to raise their rents in order to cope with these increased costs. Many apartments are being converted to condominiums and that also increases demand for the remaining apartments for rent. Population pressures are increasing as well with the continued migration to Florida.

Ultimately, renters are affected by the insurance crisis, as landlords will be paying higher insurance premiums which will be passed on to the tenants. In some cases, landlords of subsidized housing such as the Section 8 program are only allowed to increase the rent by 25%. They will be absorbing the extra cost of insurance over that 25%, or they are going to get out of the subsidized housing programs. Non subsidized rentals, they can charge to make up the whole cost if they see fit. But only as much as the market can bear (see Why St Pete rents won't rise below)

So, if you are looking for a home to rent in St Petersburg it is better to lock in your rent with a lease now as rents will only increase in the next few months. Don't wait until the end of the month to look for an apartment in St. Pete either. Many of the good ones will be gone by then and you will be in a weaker negotiating position for those that are left.

Why St Pete rents won't rise

Rental property owners can raise the rent as much as they can but but renters in general can't take a large rent increase. They will simply move since they cannot go to their boss and demand a pay raise.

There are many rental property owners who are new to the market. Perhaps they listened to Carlton Sheets and the like and bought as many homes as they could, hoping to flip them for appreciation, and now will find they have empty houses.

Or maybe they speculated on preconstruction of a condo and were hoping to flip it in the never ending real estate boom. Look at the 'FOR SALE' signs in St Petersburg. Besides 'PRICE REDUCED' you will see 'FOR RENT' on many as the reluctant owners need to ease the negative cash flow. Renting the condo or other property will generate some income as opposed to an empty house that generates none.

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