Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 30 May 2017, 00:36

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Real Estate Agent: Next year, the occupancy rate for

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 283
Followers: 37

Kudos [?]: 850 [0], given: 23

Real Estate Agent: Next year, the occupancy rate for [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 May 2012, 22:58
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

81% (02:11) correct 19% (00:59) wrong based on 283 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Real Estate Agent: Next year, the occupancy rate for residential rental properties in
Riverton will increase despite projections of decreasing population in the city.

Generally, when a city’s population decreases, so does the occupancy rate for residential
rental properties. However, in the continuing climate of increasing interest rates on home
mortgages, an unusually large number of Riverton residents who would typically buy
homes will opt to rent instead.
The boldfaced statements in the argument above play which
of the following roles?
A) The first is a conclusion drawn by the agent; the second is evidence that weighs against the
agent’s conclusion.
b) The first is a consideration that weighs against the agent’s prediction; the second is that
prediction.
c) The first describes a pattern of cause and effect; the second describes a situation for which
this pattern will not hold.
d) The first is the agent’s prediction; the second is reasoning offered in support of this
prediction.
e) The first is an undisputed statement of fact; the second is a position that is supported by this
fact.

Main CR Qs link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Status: Bunuel's fan!
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 231
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 55

Re: CR - Boldface - #7 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 May 2012, 21:10
I eliminated down to C, D but since there is a word "next year", I picked D.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10298
Followers: 1001

Kudos [?]: 225 [0], given: 0

Re: Real Estate Agent: Next year, the occupancy rate for [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2014, 06:53
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Math Forum Moderator
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1176
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 51

Kudos [?]: 553 [0], given: 61

Re: Real Estate Agent: Next year, the occupancy rate for [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Feb 2017, 01:37
In the first bold statement, the agent predicts, or concludes, that occupancy rates will increase despite decreasing population. The second bold statement describes the reasoning behind this prediction: if potential home-buyers are discouraged by high interest rates on mortgages, they will opt to rent instead. So, the first statement is a prediction, and the second statement supports this prediction.

(A) The second statement does not weigh against the conclusion, but rather supports it.
(B) The agent’s final prediction is made in the first bold statement, not the second bold statement.
(C) The first bold statement does not describe a pattern of cause and effect. In fact, it predicts the disjointed relationship between population and occupancy rates: as population decreases, occupancy rates will increase.
(D) CORRECT. This choice describes the correct relationship between the two statements: the first is the conclusion, and the second supports this conclusion.
(E) The first statement is not an undisputed fact, but rather a prediction.

_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Re: Real Estate Agent: Next year, the occupancy rate for   [#permalink] 09 Feb 2017, 01:37
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 The price of a finished home bought through a real estate agent 5 02 Sep 2016, 08:54
17 Between 1984 and 1989, occupancy rates in college 18 10 Apr 2017, 14:59
13 The total market value of real estate in 13 10 Nov 2016, 19:30
17 In the last year, real estate prices, such as those for 12 19 May 2017, 09:54
9 In some countries, real estate agents negotiating with 9 30 Oct 2015, 21:57
Display posts from previous: Sort by