Are Boston Rents Slowing?

WBUR_logoA new housing report from real estate firm REIS says monthly rents in Boston increased by just .1 percent in the first quarter of this year. After five years of increases, the slowdown appears to be good news. Yet, the average apartment in Greater Boston still rents for over $2,000 a month.

It turns out, if you look beyond the high-end, luxury condos, prices are still soaring throughout the city.


Barry Bluestone, professor of political economy at Northeastern University and founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. He tweets @BarryBluestone.

Listen to the interview here.

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