Apartment Rent and Occupancy Hit Record Highs

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  • Apartment rent and occupancy set new records in November, even as the rental market headed into its traditionally slow season.
  • Apartment occupancy hit a new high of 97.5% in November, according to RealPage, a real estate technology platform. The annual increase in asking rents for new move-in leases hit 13.9%.
  • “The rental market is actually stronger than the for-sale market right now,” said one real estate industry observer.

Apartment rent growth and occupancy set new records in November, yet another sign that the nation’s housing market isn’t following seasonal patterns this year. Rent growth and occupancy usually cool heading into winter.

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Apartment occupancy hit a new high of 97.5% in November, according to RealPage, a real estate technology platform. The rate is up roughly 250 basis points from the long-term norm of about 95% going back over the past three decades.

The annual increase in asking rents for new move-in leases hit 13.9% in November. Renewal lease rent growth usually climbs more slowly than when there’s turnover in a unit’s occupant, but it has still been growing at 8% even during the later part of the year.

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“The demand from renters is really strong, especially for the luxury product. As the economy has recovered we’ve done a better job in high- paying employment than we have in the lower paying jobs,” said Greg Willett, chief economist at RealPage.

www.cnbc.com/2021/12/06/apartment-rent-and-occupancy-hit-record-highs-in-november.html

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