For the first time in more than 18 months, research firm Yardi Matrix’s monthly report on apartment rents shows a city other than Sacramento with the greatest year-over-year percentage gains.

Blame Hurricane Maria.

Orlando, Florida, which has become the favored destination of Puerto Ricans leaving the island after last fall’s devastating hurricane, bumped Sacramento from the top in February. Compared to February 2017, Orlando apartment rents were 7 percent higher, while Sacramento was 6.8 percent…

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