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Apartment Absorption Steady but Rent Prices Fall

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA) shows that the absorption rate of unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments (the share rented out in the first three months following completion) inched up to 60 percent in the second quarter of 2020 (from 55 percent in the second quarter of 2019) (Figure 1). Meanwhile, the number of apartments completed fell slightly, from… Read More ›

Absorption Rate for Apartments Remained Stable in Q3 2019

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA) show that the absorption rate of unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments (the share rented out in the first three months following completion) remained essentially flat at 58 percent in the third quarter of 2019 (from 57 percent in the third quarter of 2018) (Figure 1). The number of apartments completed in… 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 ›