Renting stinks!! And it may get worse —

L.A.’s high rents $2,000 for a median priced 1 bedroom, and low vacancy rate 3% , mean that our city is a nightmare for those on the market for a new apartment.

Two years ago, a study by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate famously concluded that Los angeles was the least affordable city in the nation because the gap between wages (the median individual take here 1s $28,555) and lease rates in L.A. was the largest that the researchers could find.

Since then, rents have continued to increase, and incomes have essentially remained flat. Now, a new report from personal finance site WalletHub places Los Angeles among its 10 “worst Cities for Renters ”

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Of the 150 American cities analyzed for affordability, quality of life, vacancy rates, safety and other factors, L.A. came in 141st.

On specifics, Los Angeles came in 141st for affordability, 108th for quality of life, and 125th for our vacancy rate.

Los Angeles ranked 129th for cost of living, 127th for job openings, and 77th for the number of households that spend at least half their income on housing.

Our best ranking,  interestingly, was safety, where we ranked 35th!!

The best American city for renters, the site says, is Scottsdale, Arizona, with the worst, Oakland.

The site says July is peak season for moving, and, according to a spokeswoman, “the share of U.S. renter households” increased “in 2015 to more than 36 percent — the highest since the 1960s.”

UnknownThe good news, depending on how you see things, is that L.A. is the midst of a building boom, which could add much-needed apartment units to the market.

Until then, hold on —

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