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Average rent inches up in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The price of an apartment rental in Fort Wayne is on the rise — but just a little.

The September “Rent Report” from apartment listing site RENTCafé shows the cost continuing on a slow but steady upward trend.

Last month, the typical unit climbed by .9 percent to $783 a month.

In one year, rates have risen by $31.

It’s still one of the cheapest markets in Indiana for rentals. Apartments in Indianapolis now average $878 monthly; South Bend renters pay an average of $946; Granger tops all Hoosier communities at $1,290.

Nationwide, rental costs actually dipped by .1 percent in September to an average of $1,471.


Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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