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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.

Oregon Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium for Non-Payment of Rent Through December

Oregon Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium for Non-Payment of Rent To Dec. 31

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has extended the eviction moratorium preventing residential evictions for non-payment of rent and other no-cause evictions from September 30 to December 31, 2020, according to a release. In the spring, in...

Multnomah County Extends Non-Payment Eviction Moratorium to Early Next Year

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has approved a local extension of the COVID-19 non-payment eviction moratorium, according to a release. The commissioners voted unanimously to extend the county’s state of emergency over the COVID-19...
Seattle Landlords and Rental Housing Association Sue City

Seattle Landlords and Rental Housing Association Sue City

A group of Seattle landlords and the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA) have sued the city of Seattle over the set of rules restricting evictions for six months after the mayor's order expires,...
Portland Mayor Proposes Making Landlords Who Raise Rent Pay For Tenant Relocation

Portland Approves Measure to Make Landlords Who Raise Rent Pay to Move Tenants

The Portland City Council has unanimously approved a measure effective immediately requiring landlords who raise rent by any amount to pay tenant relocation costs to move tenants who do not want to pay the...
More Than 14,000 Apartment Industry Job Postings In August

More Than 14,000 Apartment Industry Job Postings In August

There were more than 14,000 apartment industry job postings in August according to the monthly jobs report from the National Apartment Association (NAA). The NAA’s Education Institute Apartment Jobs Snapshot showed the markets with the...
Remote Learning Sends Rent Prices Down in College Towns

Remote Learning Sends Rent Prices Down in College Towns

Rent prices in college towns have fallen this summer as colleges and universities across the country have opted for remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Zillow analysis. “The drop throughout college areas...
California Voters Reject Rent Control

California newspapers unite in fighting rent control “rehash”

The San Francisco Chronicle has joined many other newspapers in California warning against passage of Proposition 21, the “housing-freeze” initiative, joining nearly all of the other state’s major newspaper editorial boards in opposing the...
Pandemic Rent Debt Piling Up as Renters Continue to Struggle

Pandemic Rent Debt Piling Up as Renters Continue to Struggle

A new survey shows 32 percent of renters had pandemic-rent debt from previous months still due in the first week of September, but that number had dropped to 10 percent by the second week...
Rent Payments Slowing In Early September

Rent Payments Slowing In Early September

Rent payments are slowing in early September, according to a national rent-tracking service. The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) rent-payment tracker survey found that 76.4 percent of apartment households had paid rent in early September....
Apartments have gotten smaller in the past 10 years while single-family homes have grown

Residents Working from Home Require More Space in Apartments, Homes

The pandemic has meant our homes are required to double as entertainment and working spaces, with nearly half of the U.S. labor force working from home full-time, StorageCafe writes in a new report, but...