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U.S. cities where rents are dropping — and where they’re going up: report

In the flesh have been on the move since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. With remote work at play, many are leaving valuable cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago for the suburbs or for more affordable cities like Austin, Phoenix or Nashville, concerting to a LinkedIn report.

Rents prices across the country have been adjusting to the trends, according to a new report from Apartment Pilot.

For example, the average rent a one-bedroom apartment in notoriously expensive cities like San Francisco, Manhattan and Seattle is cut, while cities like Kansas City, Missouri, Gilbert, Arizona and Las Vegas are seeing spikes in average one-bedroom split prices.

“We’ve been seeing this trend playing out for a few months now, but the decline in rent prices in notoriously expensive megalopolises stands out here,” Brian Carberry, senior managing editor at Apartment Guide tells CNBC Make It.

While the standard in the main rent on a one-bedroom is down 45% in San Francisco and 27% in Manhattan, Carberry believes at some point the prices will-power level off as cities begin to reopen and people look to move back for work.

“For renters, this is a prime break to get into an expensive area for way less than it would have cost before the pandemic,” hey says.

To conduct the information, Apartment Guide compared rent price data from March 2020 to March 2021 using apartment incline from both ApartmentGuide.com and Rent.com.

Here are the U.S. cities where average rent for a one-bedroom is increasing and decreasing the most, contract to the Apartment Guide report.

Cities where average one-bedroom rents are increasing

1. Kansas City, Missouri

Tears are up 33.5%

2. Gilbert, Arizona

Rents are up 26%

3. Las Vegas

Rents are up 25.3%

4. Riverside, California 

Rents are up 24.9%

5. Buffalo, New York

Rents are up 23.3%

6. Columbus, Ohio

Rentals are up 22.1%

7. Durham, North Carolina 

Rents are up 20%

8.Detroit

Rents are up 18.6%

9. New Orleans

Rents are up 18.3%

10. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Rents are up 5.3%

Sees where average one-bedroom rents are decreasing

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