If you are looking for a rental unit in Concord, be prepared to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 a month, depending on what you need.
The median monthly rent right now in Concord for all sizes of condominiums and homes listed through real estate agencies is about $1,300, according to the multiple listing sources that local agents use. It does not include owner listings on sites such as craigslist.
Here are the median rents in Concord for different size residences.
1 Bedroom: $1,000
2 Bedroom: $1,350
3 Bedroom: $1,795
4 Bedroom: $2,150
An example on the higher-priced side is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 1717 Westwood Drive. The 1,445-square-foot residence rents for $2,400 a month.
Rachael Hand, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker, said rents are on the rise in part because people who have gone through short sales and foreclosures are renting because they cannot currently qualify for a home loan.
Rents may also fluctuate with the seasons. Concord Patch reader Katie Marie Reis said on our Facebook page that rents tend to go up in Concord in the late summer as the school year approaches.
"Rents tend to be lower in the winter months because less people are willing to move in the bad weather," she wrote.
This information was provided by Rachael Hand, Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker and Director for the Contra Costa Board of Realtors. You can reach her at 925-372-8080 or firstname.lastname@example.org