The lead story of last Sunday’s Washington Post Real Estate section caught our eye because its premise—that falling vacancy rates are making apartments so scarce that renters must vigorously comparison shop —seemed to directly contradict a March 3 Washington Business Journal article that said that too many vacancies were calling the need for rent control in the District into question. Of course,WBJ specified the D.C. market; perhaps the Post was covering broader terrain. But wait: The apartment searchers featured in the Post article were looking for digs in D.C. We were now thoroughly confused, but pleased with the Post‘s huge color photo of a young man scanning the classifieds—ours.