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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.

Portland Apartments’ Digital Passport Supports Local Businesses, Drives Website Traffic

Portland Apartments’ Digital Passport Supports Local Businesses, Drives Website Traffic

How Portland apartments digital passport provides benefits to residents as well as local businesses. By Paul Bergeron Like in many parts of the country, downtown local businesses have endured tremendous challenges caused by the COVID-19 economy....
Multifamily Transactions Down In 2020, But Set To Rebound

Multifamily Transactions Down In 2020, But Set To Rebound

The impact of the pandemic was not felt evenly across the county as multifamily transactions in 2020 were down and sales plunged in due to COVID-19, according to a new report from Yardi Matrix,...
Federal Dedicated Rental Assistance Coming, Finally

Federal Dedicated Rental Assistance Coming, Finally

Federal dedicated rental assistance is coming after Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the first coronavirus relief package since the July expiration of many critical relief efforts, including enhanced unemployment benefits, according...
Oregon Governor Calls Special Session For Tenant, Landlord Aid

Oregon Governor Calls Special Session For Tenant, Landlord Aid

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has called a special session of the Oregon Legislature for Monday, Dec. 21, and included in her budget priorities is aid for tenants and landlords, according to a release. The governor...
During the pandemic renters were staying in their apartments and not moving

2020 Report: Rent Fell, Pandemic Kept Renters From Moving

An analysis of actual rental prices and applications shows a 10 percent drop in rental applications in the 2020 rental season, as the pandemic motivated renters to stay in their apartments, according to RentCafe. RentCafe...
Job Losses During COVID-19 Differ Greatly By Metro

Job Losses During COVID-19 Differ Greatly By Metro

Job losses during COVID-19 have varied greatly by metro area. An analysis by Yardi Matrix found that high-cost gateway metros and metros with large tourism concentrations have fared the worst, while growing Sun Belt...
Cars pass by the Amazon distribution warehouse in the industrial area of Fontana, California in the Inland Empire where Secondary Market Rents Soar

Secondary Market Rents Soar While Primary Markets Plummet

Secondary market rents are growing as rent growth is varying across markets as the divide between gateway and secondary metros continues to increase with the pandemic, according to the October report from Yardi Matrix. “With...
For rent and How 2020 Can Positively Affect Your Assets And Rentals In 2021

How 2020 Can Positively Affect Your Assets And Rentals In 2021

David Pickron offers some thoughts on how the year 2020, like any challenging circumstance, should cause us to take the time to pause and reflect on what we learned and how that will serve...
Affordable Housing Demand Skyrockets in COVID’s Wake

Affordable Housing Demand Skyrockets in COVID’s Wake

Affordable housing demand is greater than ever and the pandemic exacerbated a problem that is already approaching crisis levels. By Matthew Davies President Harmony Communities  The affordable housing industry is in dire straits. Record-high costs for construction...
Renters Now a Majority in 23 Cities, Including Seattle

Renters Now a Majority in 23 Cities, Including Seattle

Renters became a majority in 23 cities over the past decade even as ownership increased, according to a new study by Rent Café. “We looked at 10 years of U.S. Census housing data to determine...