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Boston apartment rents flat: One-bedrooms now cheaper than in D.C.

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Two-bedrooms behind L.A.

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The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Boston is $2,200, the same sum as a month ago, according to real estate listings site Zumper.

That makes the city the nation’s fifth most expensive for renting a one-bedroom—behind San Francisco, New York, San Jose, and now Washington. For the longest time, Boston ranked behind only San Francisco and New York in the Zumper analysis, which tracks rents on vacant or available apartments.

At the same time, the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Boston increased only 1.2 percent, to $2,630, from the start of June to the start of July.

That makes Boston the nation’s fifth most expensive for renting a two-bedroom—except this time Los Angeles takes the place of D.C.

Are these numbers for July the continuation of a trend or short-lived relief for Boston tenants? Stay tuned.