The Numbers: March 31

Mortgage rates, rent and Wall street bonuses are all on the rise.

$257,500

According to New York State's Comptroller, the median Wall Street bonus in 2021. After a record-breaking year for stock markets, that's a 20% boost. The average incentive outside of the financial sector was worth $20 gift card.

17%

How much the monthly rent has risen nationwide 2021. The median rent is $1,792 today, which is $283 more than two years ago. Good luck moving right now, but especially if you're trying to relocate to the Sunshine State — four of the top ten growing rental markets in the United States are in Florida

-4.1%

According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales have fallen for four months in a row. With a low inventory and 30-year mortgage rates cracking 5% and excellent credit and a well-paying job, you may require a four-leaf clover to buy a house in 2022.

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