Rentals have tended to grow past the levels traditionally incurred, mainly as a result of an increase in demand because of the global financial meltdown but also due to the rise in investment levels by investors as a result of attractive increase levels in property values from the '90s onwards although those have of course have bogged down.
This situation has resulted in an unparalleled surge in an occupational rental in rental real estate in Pacific Pines. Whereas the intention of any investment should be to secure the highest returns on invested capital, rentals charged, often, started outstripping the reasonableness, therefore, especially in the present economic conditions.
Rates of interest are the lowest in 30 years, property costs are declining, the CPI rate hovers at about 6-7 % and inflation is reasonably at bay. Rentals charged plus the increases thereon demanded, have in many cases started forcing low-income tenants from homes.
Against a backdrop of a slower economy, a high level of unemployment, low interest and a decrease in the value of a property, on the whole, don't seem sensible, specifically if the traditional 10% annual rise in rentals continues to be demanded.
The recent shock of possible elevated municipal rates on rental properties have disappeared and the market for rental properties remain confident despite some of the troubles described above.
This means that in spite of the growing affordability issue, the demand remains higher than the supply, even though this situation seems to create an environment in some cases of exploitation, seen in the light of reasonable affordability issues.