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Rent: A Musical and More Costly, Too

There is more evidence that rents are going up, making us wonder about that recent "it's ok to rent, everything is just fine, you are not a failure" NY Times story. Gray Lady, do you lie to us? A survey released today says that in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the average apartment went for $1,588 in March, a 7.2 percent increase from last year. At least Los Angeles isn't as bad off as the San Jose-Silicon Valley region, where rents went up 12.1 percent over the past year to $1,522 through March (less expensive than LA, but faster rate).

In the West, rents remained the cheapest in Tucson, Ariz. at $655 per month, a 4.6 percent increase. We like Tuscon: pretty desert flowers. Here's a pic in case that lovely office building inspires anyone to move.
· L.A. area West's priciest rental market [Daily News]
· Renters Get Some Respect [Curbed LA]