Rental prices rise as area inventory drops

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Posted: March 26, 2013

The Winchester Star

Joe Higgs Jr., maintenance technician with OakCrest Companies, is preparing a two-bedroom town house for new tenants in Orchard Hill. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Joe Higgs Jr., maintenance technician with OakCrest Companies, paints the interior of a rental property in Orchard Hill on Thursday. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — This might not be a good time to open a local business selling “for rent” signs.

A perfect storm locally has led to a scarcity of housing rentals — and higher prices.

The combination of…



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