/ Modified jan 13, 2017 5:04 p.m.

Rent in Tucson on the Rise, But Still Reasonable, Realtors Say

Rent costs are growing in the local market, but have not climbed as notably as some parts of the country.

for rent sign spot A "for rent" sign.
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The cost of renting a home in Tucson is on the rise, climbing 3.5 percent in 2016, according to statistics from the Tucson Association of Realtors.

Rent on a single-family home climbed from $1,252 to $1,295.

“I don’t think we’ve seen a spike in monthly rental prices like we’ve seen in other markets, so I think we’ve still got good options there for people,” said association President Pam Ruggeroli.

She said such rent increases are sustainable, and healthy, for a market.

Ruggeroli also pointed to another sign that the rental market is moving at the same healthy pace as the residential real estate market. A rental property stays on the market an average of 45 days, comparable to the average length of time a house is on the market, 49 days.

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