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Why are rent prices so high? Here are some answers

How much can you afford to pay for rent? How much of your household income are you willing to put toward "home sweet home"?

The issue has become a hot topic here, evidenced by many comments on WANE's Facebook page regarding the story on Dupont Meadows, a luxury rental home development under construction just behind Walmart on Dupont Road in northwest Allen County.

Household income in Allen County has increased, according to Rachel Blakeman, director of the Community Research Institute at Purdue Fort Wayne. Blakeman said focusing on household income rather than wages is a better way to focus on local spending power.

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