April 19, 2022

Year-Over-Year Rent Price Analysis

The subject of today’s snapshot is West Palm Beach, Florida. Based on our analysis, West Palm Beach year-over-year average rents increased across all bedroom types.

Our standard neighborhood analysis uses a 6-month “LookBack” to establish an average baseline rent. The results from the 6-month LookBack analysis are presented in the tables below for West Palm Beach 2-3 bedroom rents from April 1, 2021 – April 1, 2022:

As the table shows, 2BR increased by 51% from last year or $1,021 more, and the 3BR units increased by 39% from last year or $1,134 more. As demonstrated by the table, year-over-year performance for all selected bedroom types increased in rent prices from last year.


Market Activity: West Palm Beach, Florida 

Are you interested in investing in West Palm Beach? Location is an important factor to consider when finding a profitable market for a rental property. The key characteristics of a good location include a strong economy, a growing labor force, and high rental demand. Below are some quick facts about the West Palm Beach rental market that can help you with your investment analysis and overall decision.

  • Price-to-Rent Ratio
    • Avg 2BR House Price: $361,547 (According to Redfin)
    • Avg Annual 2BR Rent: $48,492 ($4,041 x 12 months)
      • Price-to-Rent Ratio: 7
  • Population Growth:
    • Population increased by 18% over the last decade from 2010-2020 (According to US Census)
  • Major Companies & Institutions:
    • Ocwen Financial, Oxbow Carbon, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Seacrest Services, Florida Crystals, Island Hospitality Management, PGA National Resort & Spa, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries
  • Employment Growth:

Employment grew by 7% (According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


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