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Have you faced a bidding war trying to rent an apartment?

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You've probably noticed rents have been skyrocketing in many places, as the country struggles with a historic housing shortage. Now with mortgage rates rising there's even more pressure on the rental market. Many people are facing the kind of intense competition usually only seen with buying houses.

If you've experienced a rental bidding war — whether you've won, lost, or just turn and ran from it — NPR wants to hear from you! Has this changed how you're going about the search, or where you're looking? And if you're a realtor or landlord we'd love to hear how you're navigating this as well.

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Jennifer Ludden
NPR National Correspondent Jennifer Ludden covers economic inequality, exploring systemic disparities in housing, food insecurity and wealth. She seeks to explain the growing gap between socio-economic groups, and government policies to try and change it.