vacancy rates Archive

Multi-family Rental Market Still Strong in Many Metros in 2019

The U.S. rental vacancy rate edged slightly higher to 7.1 percent in 2018 Q3, but this is still below the 7.5 percent vacancy rate in 2017 Q3.  The U.S. rental vacancy rate averaged 9.6 percent from 2000 Q1 through...

Foreclosures on the Decline, with Large Inventory in New York, New Jersey, and Florida

Sales of distressed properties accounted for four percent of sales in October 2017, a decline from a peak of about 50 percent in 2009, according to the  October 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.  From October 2008-October 2017, NAR estimates...

Net Operating Income Accelerates in REALTORS®’ Commercial Markets

Commercial market fundamentals marched to a steadier beat during 2016 compared with the investment environment. Demand for properties remained solid throughout the year, leading to declining vacancies and rising rents. There were, however, variations in each property sector. As...

Apartment Supply Outpaces Demand in Q1.2017

Economic activity slowed in the first quarter of 2017, despite a milder-than-usual winter. Based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the United States economy rose at an annual...

Soft Consumer Spending Leads to Flat Retail Demand in Q1.2017

In the wake of a moderate 2016, the rate of economic growth remained tepid during the first quarter of 2017, with a 1.2 percent annual increase, based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the...