With Low Apartment Vacancy Rates, Seattle Rent is on the Rise

apts seattle: seattle skylineAs a follow up to my article on Seattle rent I found this and wanted to link to it.

Finding a complex with low vacancy rates is difficlt, and now Seattle rent prices are on the rise.

The basic issue is supply and demand. “Finding an apartment for rent is tight right now,” said appraiser Tom Follis  “It’s a trend that will continue until supply catches up with demand.”

Follis believes a lack of available land and financing are to blame for the problem.

“Residential construction is still perceived by some banks as a high risk,”  Follis said according to http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/16/2061377/with-low-vacancy-rates-whatcom.html. But it seems that banks in the Seattle area are showing a willingness to fund apartment projects.

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