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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.

How the Pandemic Will Affect the Future of Apartments And What People Rent

How the Pandemic Will Affect the Future of Apartments And What People Rent

Space in home and community design is more important than ever with the pandemic and with so many people working from home,  John Burns Consulting took a look at the future of apartments and...
Pandemic Leads to Rent Decline in Portland

Pandemic Leads to Rent Decline in Portland

Portland has seen a rent decline of 0.3 percent in the past month as rents in many places have started to dip during the pandemic, according to the latest report from Apartment List. Other cities...
Coronavirus Causes Biggest Annual Rent-Growth Slowdown in at Least 5 Years

Coronavirus Causes Biggest Annual Rent-Growth Slowdown in at Least 5 Years

The pace of year-over-year growth saw the biggest one-month rent-growth slowdown since at least 2014, up just 2.9 percent in April after 3.4 percent growth in March. Rents fell in 16 major markets, according...
durable jobs and Cities That Keep the Most Jobs During Downturns

Cities That Keep the Most Jobs During Downturns

Keeping jobs during downturns, often called “durable employment,” shows up much more in some cities than in others, according to new research from Yardi Matrix. Job stability is key to tenants being able to pay...
Are Fraudulent Rental Applications a Risk to Your Business?

Residential Rental Companies Lose $4.6 Million Annually to Fraudulent Rental Applications

Two-thirds of property managers say they’ve fallen victim to fraudulent rental applications, which drive higher evictions, property damage, and criminal activity, according to a new survey. Applicant fraud has increased nine percent month-over-month since the...
A Rise in Work From Home Could Lead to a New Suburban Boom

A Rise in Work From Home Could Lead to a New Suburban Boom

Now that more than half of employed Americans (56 percent) have had the opportunity to work from home, a vast majority want to continue, at least occasionally, according to a new survey from Zillow. The...
More Americans Missed Housing Payments in May

More Americans Missed Housing Payments in May

A recent survey shows missed housing payments jumped in May, showing that 31 percent failed to make their full housing payment compared to 24 percent in April, Apartment List says in the survey. “Our May...
candidates on housing oregon election

Where the Major Candidates In Oregon Stand on Housing

By Jennifer Shuch HFO Research Analyst As Oregon’s May 2020 primary approaches, a large number of local, regional, and national candidates have entered the race with housing as a top priority. Housing affordability, both for renters...
April Rent Collection Better Than Expected; May is a Concern

April Rent Collection Better Than Expected; May is a Concern

April rent collection was better than expected, but May rent collection is still a concern, according to research presented in a recent National Apartment Association webinar. Mindy Price of J. Turner Research presented during the...
Top 50 Apartment Companies in 2019 Multifamily Industry

Top 50 Apartment Companies in 2019 Multifamily Industry

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) has released its 2020 NMHC 50, the sector’s chief ranking of the nation's largest apartment owners, managers, developers, builders and syndicators for the year 2019. “Before the outbreak of...