The big shift: Apartment vacancy rates in Boulder County rising – Boulder Daily Camera

Landlords say decreases in rents may be coming soon

The tide might be turning in Boulder’s crazy rental market, as vacancy rates hit highs not seen since the Great Recession and property managers say apartments are sitting empty through several price drops.

Boulder’s vacancy rate (not including the university area) rose to 7.2 percent in the past three months in the city, according to the Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD.)

The last time it was that high was 2009. In fact it’s only been over 7 percent twice in the past decade: third quarter ’09 and today.

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