Rent Cuts Follow a Two-Year Streak of Historic Growth

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U.S. apartment operators initiated rent cuts in September, following a nearly two-year streak of historic growth. Month-over-month prices ticked down 0.2% in September, marking an end to 20 months of continued rent hikes. Following the pandemic-related downturn in 2020, when monthly price cuts got as deep as 1% in April 2020, the apartment market rebounded, with rent growth hitting historic peaks above 2% in summer 2021. While the September cut is not especially deep, it does suggest a return to a more normal pace, similar to what the nation saw before the pandemic decline.  

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