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Seattle Rent Rose 11 Percent in May, Most in Nation

According to a new rental report, Seattle's already high one-bedroom rent just skyrocketed

Rental site Abodo has released their National Apartment Report for May 2016 and it includes a breakdown of the places in the U.S. where average one-bedroom rents rose and fell over the last month. In Seattle, not only did one-bedroom rents rise, they rose more than any other city in the nation.

Seattle's 11 percent rise was the only double-digit rise in the nation and blew way past other big cities such as Chicago and Boston (four percent). $1,906/month puts Seattle in15th place overall according to Abodo's numbers.

That's even higher than what Zumper said in their latest rental report. They had Seattle's median 1-BR rent at $1,770/month, good for ninth in the nation amongst major cities. Either way, both numbers are on the rise and show no signs of stopping.
· National Apartment Report: May 2016 [Abodo]
· Seattle Now Has 9th Highest Median Rent in the Nation [CS]