Reigning Renters

Experts are split on whether the inventory of renter-occupied homes will continue to increase at a significantly faster pace than owner-occupied dwellings in the coming 1-2 years.

According to the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey (released this morning), 44% of 103 expert panelists who expressed a view on the topic believe that current trends will continue, while 42% say that owner-occupancy will rebound and renter-occupancy will slow down.

Here’s summary analysis of the factors the survey respondents cited in connection with the two predominant answer choices.