Apartment Absorption Declined While Completions Increased in Q3 2020

By March 24, 2021Housing
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA) shows that the absorption rate of unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments (the share rented out in the first three months following completion) fell by 5 percentage points to 51 percent in the third quarter of 2020 (from 56 percent in the third quarter of 2019) (Figure 1). The number of apartments completed rose… Read More ›