San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose continue to lead the country in percentage of median-priced apartment decline but also continue to be among the most expensive places in which to rent. However, the percentage decline for all three metro areas was the lowest since March and may signal that the “freefall” of the last six months is ending.
Since March, rents are down in 41 of the largest 100 U.S. cities, with most of the declines coming in coastal cities. Midszie cities such as Boise, Idaho have seen an increase in rates.
In the Bay Area, Pleasant Hill is the only city to see an increase year over year, at 1.8%, with a one-bedroom median price of $1,761. Dublin currently has the highest Bay Area rental prices with a two-bedroom median of $3,275.