DALLAS—Overall renter activity was hampered as the pandemic shortened the start of the rental season, a delay of two months. Each US city had different renter movement, which in turn, affected rental costs, according to RentCafe's year-end report.

Here are some highlights for Dallas:

Renter activity declined this year in Dallas, with 7% fewer rental applications. The renters who applied to move within the city compared to last year declined by 13%. At the same time, 4% fewer renters chose to move to Dallas, while 5% decided it's time to leave the city.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.