Median asking rent for the U.S. as a whole rose 1.7% between March and April and 1.1% year over year. But that pattern is far from the one followed in individual metros, where some saw median asking rents dive on both a monthly and annual basis and others suffered annual declines but slight rises during the month.

A new analysis by Redfin of median asking rents in newly listed apartment buildings with five or more units reveals significant variation among the 33 metro areas studied. The biggest year over year rent decline was experienced in Seattle, where it plunged 7.3%, though it rose 1.7% between March and April to reach $2,072.

Nine Sunbelt cities also underwent significant annual rent declines. The annual drop was 6.6% in Austin, where monthly rent also dipped 4.9%. In Nashville, annual asking rent fell 5.9% (monthly up 1.4%), in Jacksonville 5.6% (monthly down 0.7%), in Miami 5% (monthly up 2.1%), in San Diego 4.7% (monthly down 2.6%), in Phoenix 4.6% (monthly up 1.8%), in Charlotte 4.5% (monthly up 1.5%), in Tampa 4.3% (monthly down 1.9%), and in Orlando 3.3% (monthly up 0.1%).

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