(Rob Pitingolo)

What’s driving D.C.’s rental trend is less clear. A few leading theories include heightened demand for city-living, a strong local economy and a more transient population that’s not interested in buying, compared with other cities. Whatever the case, it’s clear that the District’s rents are definitely trending upward.

Rob Pitingolo blogs at Extraordinary Observations. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.