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riverwalk terraceProspective apartment rental online searches increased in April after dropping dramatically in March when shelter-in-place restrictions were ordered across the country. According to research from Yardi’s Rent Café, online apartment searches increased 17% in April compared to March. However, according to the data, searches haven’t increased steadily over the month, but rather moved up and down sporadically week-to-week.

Renters today are looking for housing options that are more conducive to health and safety under the pandemic. This includes a preference for new construction properties with higher quality air filtration systems, antimicrobial building materials and storage for pandemic-related materials. “New construction offers renters the ability to be the first person to live in a given unit,” Ryan Shear, managing partner of PMG, tells GlobeSt.com. “These new developments offer technology that limits physical contact, including mobile app-based keyless entry and smart package lockers. Also, new construction projects are able to install ungraded air filters and antimicrobial building materials.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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