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  • Jul 2, 2019
    The rental market is heating up nationwide, and markets in the Southwest and Southeast have seen the largest price increases.

    As the rental market continues to heat up nationwide, rent prices are rising the fastest in sun belt cities, according to the latest quarterly HotPads® Rent Report. Of the 10 fastest-rising...

  • Jun 18, 2019
    Most of the country's largest rental markets peak in June, and renting at the peak can cost renters in some markets more than $100 a month

    As the school year winds down, many renters prepare to find and move into a new home before the next school year begins. However, a new HotPads® analysis finds that renters can pay a premium for...

  • May 30, 2019
    Move-in specials are harder to find this year as rent price growth accelerates, according to a new HotPads analysis

    Fewer rental listings nationwide are advertising concessions – move-in specials such as rent discounts, gift cards, ride share offers or free streaming services – than one year ago, according to a

  • 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...

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