Rent Report

Seattle-Area Rents Increase for Fourth Straight Month

The latest data from Apartment List shows rents rose for the fourth straight month in the Seattle area, and as much as 22 percent in Bellevue.

06/06/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Rent Report

Rents in Seattle Were Up 16 Percent from This Time Last Year

From Seattle to Bellevue to Woodinville, rents were way up compared to May of 2021, as the price to buy a home increases as well.

05/03/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Rent Report

Seattle-Area Rents Were Up 15 Percent or More in March

The cost to rent an apartment continues to go up year over year, especially in Eastside cities like Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, and Kirkland.

04/05/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Rent Report

These 6 Seattle-Area Cities Had the Highest Rents in February

The median cost of apartments for rent in Seattle got more expensive in February 2022 compared to the same month last year.

03/15/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Lease Peeping

Despite a Second Monthly Decline, Seattle Rents Are Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Although median rental prices in Seattle declined for a second month, they're still way up from 2020.

12/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

State of Real Estate

Hazy Return-to-Work Policies Mean the Suburbs Are Still Hot

Seattle real estate trends from October 2021 show a clear focus on areas like Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Burien, North Bend, Skyway, and Renton.

11/19/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Lease Peeping

Seattle's Rental Climate Has Changed, Even If Prices Haven’t

New laws backed by city council member Kshama Sawant, including improved eviction safeguards, have buoyed renters and irked landlords.

11/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

State of Real Estate

Is Downtown Seattle Poised for a Real Estate Comeback?

The Seattle housing market is wild, but year-over-year growth last month means the drama isn't over yet.

10/15/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Lease Peeping

Seattle Rent Prices Are Almost Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Well, the concessions were nice while they lasted.

07/29/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Moving In

Tacoma's Renters Are Trending Gen Z

The city’s share of zoomer rental applications spiked in 2020, per a RentCafe analysis.

03/05/2021 By Karen Reyes

Lease Peeping

Seattle Renters Finally Had Some More Favorable Options in 2020

New data helps explain why.

12/31/2020 By Christy Carley

Deck the Halls

Why a Rented Holiday Is the Greenest Holiday

A local startup serves yuletide sustainability through short-term decorations.

12/02/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Apartment Hunting

Seattle Rent Prices Plummeted in October

Time to upgrade your quarantine quarters.

11/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power LInes

Are High Rents Putting Artists in Danger?

Why the deadly fire in Oakland worries the Seattle arts scene.

01/23/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Regional Report: Rent and Traffic Delays Way Up

A data snapshot from the Puget Sound Regional Council.

08/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Snap Judgment

How Could Free Rent Help You Reach Your 10-Year Goals?

This April a group of Seattle landlords will choose the winner of an essay contest asking that question. The prize: a year of free rent. Publicity stunt or public good?

03/28/2016 By Scott Johnson

Morning Fizz

Endorsements, Kickoffs, Letters, and Texts

Caffeinated news featuring Friday's LIKES and DISLIKES

05/22/2015 By Josh Feit