As you will see from this article, Post Properties has reported a 3.5% rise in rates. This could be another sign of the growing strength in the rental market. As an investor, this can be a great time to add to your portfolio of properties. Prices and interest rates remain low and you have a good opportunity to get it rented fast. The long term trend appears to be putting rentals in a very strong position.
See the article about Post's results at this link: http://www.housingwire.com/2011/08/01/post-properties-swings-to-profit-as-rental-rates-occupancy-rise