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U.S. Rental Market Crosses a New Threshold of Affordability

In a first for the country's rental market, most U.S. apartments are asking for more than $2,000 to rent, according to data recently published by Redfin.

June 21, 2022 - Redfin

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U.S. Rents Spiking As More Renters Enter the Market

All of the nation's largest metro areas are experiencing sharp growth in costs and demand for rental housing, posing even more challenges for low-income renters.

October 11, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab


Tight For-Sale Market Leads to Record Price Spikes in the Rental Market

A supply-demand imbalance in the for-sale housing market will eventually spill into the rental market.

August 25, 2021 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek

San Francisco

U.S. Rents Match Pre-Pandemic Projections—Except in Big, Expensive Cities

Rents are resetting to pre-pandemic projections around the United States. Cities like San Francisco and New York are lagging behind, however.

July 5, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

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First Steps Toward Rent Control in Minneapolis

The state of Minnesota requires local rent control law to be approved by general election, so the city of Minneapolis is forced to take several preemptory steps to get a rent stabilization ordinance on the ballot.

May 4, 2021 - MinnPost


Rents Rebounding Around the U.S., Report Says

Apartment List's May National Rent Report indicates that the brief reprieve in rising rental prices caused the economic disruption of the pandemic might already be a thing of the past.

April 29, 2021 - Apartment List

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Rents Rising Despite the Pandemic

The latest data from CoreLogic from December 2020 shows that despite headlining-grabbing rent declines in San Francisco and New York, some rents are continuing and even surpassing pre-pandemic trends.

February 23, 2021 - Inman News

New York Apartments

Rents Falling, Vacancies Spiking: The NYC Rental Market Is Shifting

The rental market is triggering metrics not seen since the depths of the Great Recession, according to a new report on the state of the rental market in three New York City boroughs.

October 27, 2020 - StreetEasy

For Rent

Rents Dropping Across the U.S., but Especially in Big, Wealthy Cities

People are moving less and rents are dropping, according to a new report from Apartment List.

October 2, 2020 - Apartment List

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How Much Does it Cost to Rent an Apartment, Anyway?

Geoff Boeing of the University of Southern California writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

March 10, 2020 - JPER

Tiny House

The Downsides of Tiny House Living

Advocates argue the array of small dwelling options provide much-needed affordable housing. But, living in these units, many of which are extremely small, isn't the alternative many people would choose.

October 7, 2019 - Fast Company


Washington Post Editorial Sides With Economists on Rent Control

The Washington Post Editorial Board responds to the growing wave of approved and proposed rent control measures—from Oregon and California to the campaign platform of Bernie Sanders.

September 24, 2019 - The Washington Post

Del Mar Station TOD

Rent Control Falls Short of the Ballot in Multiple California Cities

Support for rent control is building at the state level in California. Support hasn't been as easy tt rally at the local level, however.

June 25, 2018 - Curbed LA

Adaptive Reuse

As New Rental Units Hit the Market, Rent Growth Slows in Pittsburgh

A new report from CBRE analyzing the Pittsburgh rental market lends evidence to the house of pro-supply arguments.

February 28, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Vital Statistics on the U.S. Housing Market

A big data dump from Trulia, supplemented by helpful analysis, helps make sense of the U.S. rental market.

January 26, 2018 - Trulia


When Rents Rise But Wages Don't

Renters in smaller metropolitan areas are struggling to deal with the realities of rising rent and stagnant wages. At least wages have increased in high-priced areas.

December 13, 2017 - The Spokesman-Review

Mt. Rainier

Census: Seattle Quickly Ascending the Ranks of Most Expensive Cities to Rent

New American Community Survey Data reveals the cities where renters are paying the most.

December 7, 2017 - The Seattle Times


As Rents Increase, Atlanta Ponders a Future Like San Francisco's

Rents are spiking in the city of Atlanta—and the roster of big cities struggling to manage the costs of living grows.

October 10, 2017 - WABE

For Rent

Rents Dropping in Every Corner of the San Francisco Bay Area

Housing prices are still well above the national average in the Bay Area, but some relief at least, has emerged in recent months.

January 29, 2017 - The San Jose Mercury News

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In Denver: Rents Drop as Record Numbers of Units Enter the Market

The number of apartments in Denver has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, the cost of rent is plummeting. Expect to hear this example cited by YIMBYs many times in the coming months.

January 27, 2017 - The Denver Post

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