News And Trends

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.

Landlords mortgages are a challenge in this time of the pandemic as renters have trouble making ends meet

Landlords And Tenants Face Difficulty Making Ends Meet With Mortgages And Rent

As the pandemic stretches into its sixth month, renters and landlords face difficulty making ends meet with rent and mortgage payments, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Avail,  in August, 2020. Smaller landlords in...
Renters consider moving due to pandemic

Renters Considering Moving Options Due To Pandemic

Renters are considering moving options as many formerly hot markets have cooled and renters are looking at rearranging their living situations based on the pandemic, according to a renter-migration report from Apartment List. The report,...
downsizing to apartments What the Downsizing Trend Means for Apartment Living

What the Downsizing Trend Means for Apartment Living

Downsizing is becoming more popular and driving rental demand in both younger and older generations. By Holly Welles More people than ever are moving out of their homes and transitioning or downsizing to apartment living. Apartments offer...
2020 Apartment Construction Down 12%, a 5-Year National Low

2020 Apartment Construction Down 12%, a 5-Year National Low

New apartment construction across the country is starting to mirror the downward trend following the 2008 crisis, down 12 percent and hitting a five-year low for buildings of 50 units or more, according to...
Seattle rents decline for third month

Seattle Rents Continue Decline For Third Month

Seattle rents continued to decline for the third month, falling 0.4 percent in July, according to the latest report from Apartment List. Rents are down 0.9 percent year-over-year in Seattle, where rents lag both the...
Portland Rents Held Steady Over The Past Month

Portland Rents Held Steady Over The Past Month

Portland rents held steady over the past month, but are down moderately by 1.1 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from Apartment List. Median rents in Portland are $1,119 for a one-bedroom apartment and...
Yardi Matrix multifamily outlook for the summer of 2020 shows more pain ahead for the rental housing industry

More Pain Ahead for the Rental Housing Industry Says Multifamily Outlook

With the pandemic continuing to spread and additional federal funds to help uncertain, the second half of the year could mean pain ahead for rental housing and a challenging time for apartments, Yardi Matrix...
multifamily smoking should be banned in buildings and near buildings group says

Group Says Multifamily Should Ban Smoking Inside and Near Buildings

Multifamily buildings should have complete smoking bans inside and near buildings in order to protect nonsmoking adults and children, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The association said in...
Negative rent growth has showed up for the first time since 2010 according to the June Multifamily Report from Yardi Matrix

Negative Rent Growth Year-Over-Year For First Time Since 2010

The pandemic is impacting rents now and negative rent growth year-over-year is showing up in statistics across the country for the first time since 2010, according to Yardi Matrix. National rents declined by $2 in...
Apartment Market Conditions Weaken Due to Continued COVID-19 Impact

Apartment Market Conditions Weaken Due to Continued COVID-19 Impact

Apartment market conditions weakened in the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions for July 2020, as the industry continues to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release. The Market...