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Examining the Nation’s Apartment Rent Growth Leaderboard

Metros in the West region of the country continue to dominate the apartment rent growth leaderboard, including a few new additions that had previously been laggards.

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U.S. Apartment Rent Growth Levels Further Accelerate in Q2

Going into 2015, most prognosticators expected apartment rent growth levels to ease. Halfway into the year, the opposite has occurred. Year-over-year growth in new leases hit a new high for the cycle in Q2 2014, boosted by rapid acceleration in late-recovery markets combined with continued strength elsewhere.

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All Millennials Are Renting, and Other Millennial Myths

MPF Research economist Shane Squires discusses his recent research into the much-discussed, but often-misunderstood Millennial generation.

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Is Denver’s Apartment Market Strength Extending to Colorado Springs?

The apartment sector in Colorado Springs has followed a pattern quite different from the consistent strength seen just north in Denver. But more recently, Colorado Springs has notched some impressive numbers.

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Raleigh/Durham Apartment Market Showing Signs of New Momentum

The Triangle apartment market is one of a handful that saw fundamentals weaken under the weight of large supply volumes in 2013 and 2014. But Raleigh/Durham could be turning the corner.

Boston Apartment Market
 

How is Boston Handling Big Wave of New Apartments?

Boston is one of the few Northeastern metros seeing strong economic growth. And yet, apartment rent growth remains below the U.S. norms. Is new supply to blame?

Houston Apartment Market
 

No Signs of a Slowdown (Yet) in Houston’s Apartment Market

With oil prices plunging in 2014’s second half, energy-dependent Houston was on everyone’s watch lists going into 2015. Did Houston’s hot apartment market show any signs of slowing down in 2015’s 1st quarter?

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Bay Area Gets Dethroned from #1 Spot in Nation’s Apartment Rent Growth Leaderboard

Make no mistake: Apartment rent growth remains substantial in the Bay Area. But which metro surged ahead of the Bay Area and claimed the #1 spot in 2015’s 1st quarter?

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Jackson’s Apartment Markets Remains Steady But Lackluster

Job growth has disappeared in Jackson, thanks to backtracking in the all-important government sector. That has kept apartment fundamentals at lackluster levels. However, as usual, performance remains bifurcated between the city of Jackson and its suburbs – with materially better numbers in the suburbs. SHOW MORE

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Apartment Rents Continue to Soar in Southwestern Florida Markets

Florida’s tourism-dependent markets in Southwest Florida took a big hit in the downturn. But the bust has been followed by a boom. Apartment markets in Sarasota/Bradenton and Fort Myers/Naples have seen some of the biggest rent hikes nationally in recent years. Can it continue? (Image Source: Shutterstock)

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