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Apartment Absorption Steady While Condominium Absorption Climbs

The U.S. Census Bureau produces the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), which tracks what happens to apartments in buildings with five or more units after they are completed. In the third quarter of 2017, 77,900 unfurnished, unsubsidized rental apartments were completed.  This is a 6 percent increase over units completed in the third quarter of 2016 (73,400 units) (FIGURE 1)…. Read More ›

Apartment Absorptions Remain Strong as Completions Rise

The rental apartment market continued to be strong during the third quarter of 2015, as multifamily production expanded. According to NAHB analysis of the most recent data from the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), completions of privately financed, unsubsidized, unfurnished rental apartments in buildings with five or more units totaled 298,500 residences for… Read More ›

Apartment Absorption Rates Remain High

Absorption rates for new rental and for-sale multifamily homes remained near post-recession highs in the fourth quarter of 2013. According to data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), completions of privately financed, unsubsidized, unfurnished rental apartments in buildings with five or more units were up strongly for the four quarter period ending with the third quarter of 2013. A total… Read More ›

Rental Market Continues to Strengthen

The most recent data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA) showed that completions of privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished rental apartments continued to climb in the fourth quarter of 2012. The reported 31,600 completions in buildings with 5+ units were slightly above the third quarter level and more than doubled since the fourth quarter of 2011. At the… Read More ›

Apartment Construction Continues to Improve

Completions of unfurnished apartments for rent or sale in 5+ unit properties climbed to more than 30,000 units during the third quarter of 2012, a 20% increase versus the third quarter of 2011. The Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA) tracks completions and market absorption rates (units rented or sold after construction of the property is complete) for apartments sold or… Read More ›

Multifamily Absorption Rates Increase During Second Quarter

As expected, data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), produced by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, suggest a pickup in rentals and sales of newly built apartments. This followed a slight slowing of absorption rates in the first quarter. The SOMA tracks completions and market absorption (units rented or sold after construction… Read More ›

Multifamily Market Absorption Slows at the Beginning of 2012

Data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), produced by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, reflect the slowdown experienced for housing during the first quarter of 2012. It is worth noting that the SOMA data are published with some time lag, and housing indicators have improved since the time period for which the most… Read More ›

Absorption Rates Rise for Multifamily Units During the Last Quarter of 2011

Data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), produced by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, suggest continued improvement for the multifamily sector. The SOMA tracks completions and market absorption (units rented or sold after construction of the property is complete) for multifamily rental and for-sale housing in 5+ unit properties. Data released in… Read More ›