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Rent Price Increased for Fifth Consecutive Quarter

Data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), produced by the Census Bureau, suggest continued improvement for the multifamily sector in the first quarter of 2022 due to strong demand and low vacancy rates. However, the decline in the number of apartment and condominium completions in the first quarter of 2022 reflects the ongoing supply chain challenges. The… Read More ›

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 Declined While Completions Increased in Q3 2020

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) fell by 5 percentage points to 51 percent in the third quarter of 2020 (from 56 percent in the third quarter of 2019) (Figure 1). The number of apartments completed rose… Read More ›

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 ›

Apartment Absorption Inches Up in the Second Quarter of 2018

The US Census Bureau’s Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), which is produced in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, recently released data from the second quarter of 2018. The data show that completions of unfurnished, unsubsidized rental apartments in buildings with five or more units totaled to 78,510, which is up by approximately 3 percent from the… Read More ›