New Hampshire Sees Nation's 5th Highest Rent Price Hikes

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SALEM, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The days of the Granite State serving as a destination for Massachusetts commuters to save on housing may be slipping away.

A report from shows New Hampshire had the 5th-highest rent increase out of any state in the country over the past year. Median rent in the Granite State was up 19% year-over-year as of September — now just under $1,900 a month.

And it's not just New Hampshire seeing a big rise in rental costs. Rhode Island also made the top ten, up 16.5%.

Massachusetts is still the most expensive place to rent in New England, however median prices actually dipped nearly 1% in the past year.

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