Construction crews work at the Gateway Apartments in Everett on Feb. 16, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald, file)

Construction crews work at the Gateway Apartments in Everett on Feb. 16, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald, file)

Will thousands of new apartments in Snohomish County mean lower rents?

Experts debate the meaning of a recent price drop, one of the biggest decreases in more than a decade.

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