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  • May 9, 2019
    The rent burden is growing faster for some college graduates than it is for those without a four-year degree, according to a HotPads analysis.

    Rising rents and slow income growth are making it harder for early-career renters to afford housing, according to a new HotPads® analysisi. In fact, the rent burden has grown more quickly for...

  • Apr 24, 2019
    In these three markets, plenty of outsiders are looking to move in, and not many people are looking to leave.

    Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta are currently the most popular rental markets in the United States, according to a new HotPads® analysisi. These markets are the most popular among renters...

  • Apr 11, 2019
    Renters could have afforded a unit 225 square feet larger for the same monthly rent just five years ago - about the size of two more bedrooms

    It's not just your imagination; renters are getting less bang for their buck these days. U.S. renters have to squeeze into homes 15 percent smaller than they would have five years ago to keep...

  • Mar 29, 2019
    After slow growth in 2018, rents are rising faster now than they were last year in 36 of the country's 50 largest markets.

    Across the U.S., rent growth is picking up its pace following a year of relatively stagnant appreciation, according to the latest quarterly HotPads® Rent Report. The U.S. median rent is $1,530...

  • Mar 21, 2019
    Deposits, application fees, pet rent and parking costs add up to more than two months' rent.

    Beyond the listed rent, U.S. renters can spend $3,420 a year on costs associated with moving into and living in a rental, according to a new HotPads® analysisi. Nationally, the median rent is...

  • Feb 28, 2019
    It takes a typical renter in the U.S. eight years to save for a 20 percent down payment, compared to about five years for renters without housing expenses.

    Housing expenses add two years and 10 months to the time it takes a typical renter to save for a 20 percent down payment on the median U.S. home, according to a new HotPads® analysis. The median...

  • Feb 20, 2019
    Renters in the most expensive markets typically save the most by renting a room in a shared home or apartment, according to HotPads' first Rooms for Rent Index.

    Renters can save $515 a month by sharing their home or apartment with at least one roommate instead of renting a one-bedroom unit on their own, according to the inaugural HotPads® Rooms for Rent...

  • Jan 25, 2019
    A typical studio apartment costs more than a one-bedroom rental nationwide and in 45 of the country's largest metro areas.

    Renting a typical studio apartment costs more each month than renting a typical one-bedroom home or apartment, according to a new HotPads® analysis. Across the United States, the median rent for...

  • Dec 21, 2018
    Renters spent more on housing than ever before in 2018, even with fewer renter households

    U.S. households spent a record amount on rent in 2018 despite a decrease in the number of households who rent their home, according to a new HotPads® analysis. Overall, the U.S. spent $504.4...

  • Nov 29, 2018
    Los Angeles and Chicago are the most common destinations for rental shoppers searching outside their current location

    San Jose, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah, have the highest share of people looking at apartment and home rental listings outside their current metro area, according to a new HotPads® analysisi....

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