Boston Rents Fall 5.8 Percent Year-Over-Year


Banker & Tradesman (July 18, 2020) -- New data from real estate analytics firm Realpage suggests the Boston rental market continues to soften amid uncertainty over demand from students living off-campus and record levels of unemployment.

Rental rates in executed leases fell by 5.8 percent on a year-over-year basis in Boston in June, Realpage reported this week. Effective asking rents are also cooling, with rent cuts of 3.2 percent seen year-over-year in the area compared to annual rent growth of 3.5 percent seen in Februrary, before COVID-19 had begun to spread in the area.

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