There are already posts on Craigslist and offerings on a number of other websites for rentals for the Jan. 20th event.
- Ben Gross
Friday, November 16, 2012
Every four years, in the days leading up to Jan. 20, the population of the Washington, DC, metro area swells with revelers looking to celebrate the president’s inauguration. A cottage industry of inauguration-related merchandise and other services crop up, including rental properties to house some of the visitors. Craigslist, VRBO, Airbnb and a number of other websites already are offering rental housing for the Jan. 20, 2013 event. So Tell Us: Would you consider renting your house, apartment or condo to inauguration attendees?
Montgomery County residents can expect to see several thousand new rentals being built in the area throughout 2012, while less than a thousand are set to be built in Prince George's, according to a report.
Those looking to settle in Montgomery County over the next year may be looking at lower average rents and more options, The Washington Post reports. Current projects under construction are projected to deliver around 4,500 market-rate apartments to the area by the end of the third quarter, according to The Post. The county has 16 apartment projects set for construction by mid 2012, the highest out of all Maryland suburbs, The Post reports. By comparison, Prince George’s County has one of the lowest, with three such projects. According to The Post, during the economic downturn, the construction of multi-family projects decreased – but since last year, construction on these types of projects has begun to come back. Maryland and D.C. area …