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At News & Trends you will find trends in rents, real estate sales, apartment development, the economy at large and property management and investing industry matters.

Government Policies Create Conditions for Spread of Rent Regulation

Government Policies Create Conditions for Spread of Rent Regulation

Government policy response to the pandemic has also created the conditions for the spread of rent regulation such as rent freezes and rent cancellation in many places, the National Apartment Association (NAA) writes this...
Utah’s Economy Recovering Faster Than the Nation’s

Utah’s Economy Recovering Faster Than the Nation’s

Every September the Utah Apartment Association brings together economic experts to present how the rental housing market and Utah economy are doing. The following are info and charts “we think you will find interesting,” says...
Yardi Matrix September report Affordable multifamily markets in high demand

Affordable multifamily markets in high demand

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rents have only fluctuated by a few dollars each month – contrary to what many in the multifamily markets initially feared, according to Yardi Matrix. “However, there are significant...
CDC Issues Guidance on FAQs About its Eviction Moratorium

CDC Issues Guidance on FAQs About its Eviction Moratorium

Some guidance on frequently asked questions about the CDC eviction moratorium has been provided by the CDC, and the National Apartment Association (NAA) has provided a look at these questions and answers, according to...
Hottest Cities for Millennial Renters

Hottest Cities for Millennial Renters

Most millennials are renters, and have been shifting away from the two-kid, white-picket-fence American dream. This means they’re also less likely to get tied down to a specific city. So where are the hottest...
Renters Struggling to Make Housing Payments Less Likely to Vote

Renters Struggling to Make Housing Payments Less Likely to Vote

Americans who are not able to make housing payments today are significantly less likely to vote and those who are struggling most are least likely to make their voices heard at the ballot box,...

Former Factories, Office Buildings Becoming Apartment Conversions

Apartment conversions reached an all-time high in the 2010s from about 2,000 rental units in the ’50s to almost 97,000 units opened in converted structures last decade, according to a new study by RentCafe. In...
Portland rents decline for 7 straight months

Portland Sees 7 Straight Months of Rent Decline

Portland rents continued to decline in September for the seventh straight month, dropping another 0.2 percent over the past month, according to Apartment List. Rents are now down sharply by 5.7 percent in Portland year-over-year. Rents...
The Looming Debt Trap Facing Renters

The Looming Debt Trap Facing Renters

The looming debt trap facing renters post comes from Growing Homes Together, a project of the National Multifamily Housing Council. By Growing Homes Together While the CDD and state and local governments are issuing eviction moratoriums...
Salt Lake City rents increased slightly over the past month

Salt Lake City Rents Increased Slightly Over The Past Month

Salt Lake City rents have increased 0.2 percent over the past month, according to the latest September report from Apartment List. Overall rents have increased in the city by 2.0 percent year-over-year. Median rents in Salt...