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Apartment Absorption Continued to Soar while Condo Absorption Flat

Data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), produced by the Census Bureau, suggest continued improvement for the multifamily sector in the third quarter of 2021 due to strong demand and low vacancy rates. The absorption rate of unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments (the share rented out in the first three months following completion) surged by 25 percentage points to… Read More ›

Apartment Absorption Surged while Condominium Absorption Remained Steady

Data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), produced by the Census Bureau, suggest continued improvement for the multifamily sector in the second quarter of 2021 due to strong demand and low vacancy rates. The absorption rate of unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments (the share rented out in the first three months following completion) rose by 15 percentage points to… Read More ›

Apartment Absorption Shows Weakness

In the fourth quarter of 2018, 56,950 apartment units were completed, an 18 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2017 (69,640) (Figure 1). Apartment completions in the fourth quarter of 2018 were at their lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2013. These data come from the US Census Bureau, in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and… Read More ›

Apartment and Condominium Absorption Increased in Q2 2017

The Census Bureau, in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), produces the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), which tracks apartment and condominium completions, absorption rates (the share of apartments/condos rented or purchased within the first 3 months after completion), and asking rent prices. In the second quarter of 2017, completions of unfurnished, unsubsidized, privately financed apartments… Read More ›

Apartment and Condominium Absorption Rates Drop

According to the most recent release of the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), produced by the US Census Bureau in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, completions of nonsubsidized, unfurnished, rental apartments in buildings with 5 or more units totaled to 73,300 in the fourth quarter of 2016, about 9 percent higher than completions in the… Read More ›

Rental Apartment Absorption Flat While Condominium Absorption Jumps

The US Census Bureau, in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, releases data on completions and absorption rates for multifamily buildings with at least 5 apartments. The most recent release shows that completions of nonsubsidized, unfurnished, rental apartments amounted to 73,800 in the third quarter of 2016. This is 11,700 more than the second quarter of 2016, but… Read More ›