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NYC's loss of renters, record signed leases in November, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
December 18, 2020 - 4:00PM

Alejandro Leal-Pulido

This week, readers visited Brick Underground to learn how NYC's loss of renters compares to other major U.S. cities. According to a recent RentCafé report, NYC places third, behind Detroit and Oklahoma City, with 25 percent more renters who moved away in 2020 compared to 2019.

Also of interest: Brooklyn and Manhattan saw a spike in new leases signed in November for the second month in a row. But, it took landlords offering steep rent drops and significant concessions to pull renters back to the city after months of declines, according to the most recent Elliman report.

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Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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