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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 ›

Apartment Absorption Remains Steady

The US Census Bureau’s Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), produced in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides users with the opportunity to take a look at apartment completions and absorption rates on a quarterly basis. According to the SOMA, completions of unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments in buildings with five or more units totaled to 70,400 in the… Read More ›

Absorption Data Indicate Multifamily Market Leveling Off

The US Census Bureau recently released data on multifamily completions and absorption rates from the second quarter of 2016. Completions of privately financed, unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments in buildings with five or more units totaled to 62,600, which is approximately 5,000 fewer than completions in the second quarter of 2015 (Figure 1). Examining Figure 1 further indicates a leveling off of multifamily… 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 Absorptions for the Second Quarter

The rental apartment market continued to be strong during the second quarter of 2015, as multifamily production levels remain elevated. 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… Read More ›

A Look Back: 2013 Apartment Market Absorption

Annual data from HUD’s Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units provide details concerning the types of apartments completed and the speed of rental absorption after construction. In particular, the current edition of the annual report finds that for units completed during 2013, 12-month absorption rates were 94% or higher across building types. The annual report provides details for units located in properties… Read More ›