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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....

  • Nov 8, 2018
    Landlords and property managers are offering more move-in specials as the rental market softens, according to a new HotPads analysis

    Across the United States, the number of rental listings advertising concessions – move-in specials such as rent discounts, gift cards and free streaming services – is greater now than it was a...

  • Oct 17, 2018
    Las Vegas and Raleigh have large rentals that cost less per square foot, according to a new HotPads analysis

    Renters in Las Vegas and Raleigh, NC, can find the largest rentals for the least amount of money, according to a new HotPads® analysis. To determine the location of the most spacious, affordable...

  • Sep 28, 2018
    Annual rent appreciation has slowed in 19 of the 35 largest metro areas, according to the latest HotPads Rent Report

    Median rents in the U.S. hit a new high this month, but rents are rising at a slower pace now than they were last year, according to the latest quarterly HotPads® Rent Reporti. The current median...

  • Sep 12, 2018
    If Amazon chooses Raleigh for its second headquarters, the city would need to build an additional 2,520 rental units each year to keep rent growth steady

    Among all U.S. cities on Amazon's HQ2 shortlist, Raleigh, N.C., would need to build the most rental units each year to keep up with rental demand from Amazon's second headquarters, according to a...

  • Aug 29, 2018
    Monthly child care costs more than the median monthly rent payment in more than a quarter of the metros analyzed by HotPads

    More than a third of renters have kids at home,i and may find themselves balancing the rising costs of raising a family with the rising costs of renting a home or apartment. According to a new...

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Renters in expensive California markets can expect to spend more than two decades saving for a 20 percent down payment on the median valued home - Rising rents and home values extend the amount of...

  • Jun 29, 2018
    Monthly rent for two and three-bedroom homes are appreciating 2.8 percent annually, which is faster than one-bedroom homes and the nation as a whole, according to the latest HotPads Rent Report

    Renters searching for a new home this summer can expect higher prices than last year, particularly among two and three-bedroom rentals, according to the latest quarterly HotPads® Rent Reporti....

  • Jun 7, 2018
    The average cost of a wedding was $36,000 in 2017

    When planning a wedding, many couples face sticker shock at the price of venues, caterers, rings, photographers and other day-of essentials. A new HotPads® report found that couples will spend...

  • May 18, 2018
    Generation Z will pay more in rent than millennials but will rent for a slightly shorter amount of time, according to a new HotPads analysis

    Generation Z can expect to spend $226,000 on inflation-adjusted rent in their lifetime -- about $24,000 more than millennials and $77,000 more than baby boomers, according to a new HotPads®...

  • May 1, 2018
    Rent discounts make up more than 80 percent of the area's move-in specials

    Renters searching for a new apartment in Philadelphia will find nearly 32 percent more move-in specials now compared to last year, including rent discounts, gift cards, ride sharing codes and free...

  • May 1, 2018
    Discounts for Lyft and Uber rides make up 27 percent of move-in specials in the San Francisco Area

    Renters searching for a new apartment will find nearly 24 percent more move-in specials now compared to last year, including rent discounts, ride sharing codes, gift cards and waived deposits,...

  • May 1, 2018
    Discounts for Lyft and Uber rides make up 15 percent of move-in specials in the Atlanta area

    Renters searching for a new apartment will find 36 percent more move-in specials now compared to last year, including rent discounts, ride sharing codes, gift cards and free streaming services,...

  • May 1, 2018
    Gift cards make up 14 percent of move-in specials in the Chicago area, while ride sharing codes account for almost 10 percent

    Renters searching for a new apartment in Chicago will find nearly 18 percent more move-in specials now compared to last year, including rent discounts, gift cards, ride sharing codes and free...

  • Mar 28, 2018
    Rental inventory on HotPads increased nearly 40 percent in San Francisco since last year, but renters haven't seen relief on prices, according to the first HotPads Rent Report

    San Francisco started the year with an influx of new inventory and modest rent increases, but affordability is still a challenge for the city's renters. Median rent in the city of San Francisco is...

  • Mar 28, 2018
    Despite more new rental listings, demand from renters keeps prices on the rise

    Atlanta rent prices are rising three times faster than the national median despite a significant increase in the number of new rental listings. Median rent in the city of Atlanta is $1,491, up 5...

  • Mar 28, 2018
    New rental inventory increased more than 50 percent in Chicago since last year, with the greatest increases among one-bedrooms, according to the first HotPads Rent Report

    Renters searching in Chicago can expect to see slightly higher rental prices, but far more options to choose from, according to the inaugural HotPads® Rent Report.i Median rent in the city of...

  • Mar 8, 2018
    Renters living in San Francisco and Los Angeles save the most by living with a roommate, over $1,000 per month, according to a new HotPads analysis

    U.S. renters will save about $661 a month on rent if they move in with a roommate, according to a new analysis from HotPads®. Nationwide, a renter living alone in a one-bedroom apartment can...

  • Feb 13, 2018
    Greenbriar, Peachtree Hills, East Chastain Park and Princeton Lakes are among Atlanta's most affordable neighborhoods for renters who want to live alone

    Single renters can expect to spend a smaller share of their income on a one-bedroom apartment north of Atlanta's downtown core than elsewhere in the city, according to a new HotPads® analysis. To...

  • Feb 13, 2018
    Park Manor, Gresham, Marquette Park, Brainerd and Chatham are among Chicago's most affordable neighborhoods for renters who want to live alone

    Single renters can expect to spend a smaller share of their income on a one-bedroom apartment south of Chicago's downtown core than anywhere else in the city, according to a new HotPads®...

  • Feb 13, 2018
    Dixon, Calif. is the closest affordable city for single renters making San Francisco's median income

    Renters who make San Francisco's median income and want to live alone need to look at least 65 miles outside the city for affordable housing, according to a new HotPads® analysis. In the city of...

  • Jan 23, 2018
    Renters looking to exercise more in 2018 will save $8 a month by renting an apartment with an in-building fitness center instead of purchasing a gym membership

    Living in an apartment building with a gym may seem like an amenity reserved for renters in luxury buildings, but in Chicago, it's actually more affordable than purchasing a gym membership,...

  • Jan 23, 2018
    It costs just $32 more per month to have an apartment with an in-building gym than paying separately for a gym membership

    Living in an apartment building with a gym may seem like an amenity reserved for renters in luxury buildings, but the cost difference between a gym membership and paying additional rent in a...

  • Jan 23, 2018
    Renters looking to exercise more this year will actually save $4 a month by renting an apartment with an in-building fitness center instead of purchasing a gym membership

    Living in an apartment building with a fitness center may seem like an amenity reserved for luxury apartment renters, but in Atlanta, it's actually slightly more affordable than purchasing a gym...

  • Dec 27, 2017
    The average renter in San Francisco had to work every weekday this year -- and then some -- just to earn enough to cover the city's median rent

    San Francisco renters had to work overtime in 2017 just to earn enough money to cover rent, according to a new analysis from HotPads®. This doesn't include time spent working to pay for other...

  • Dec 27, 2017
    The average Chicago renter spent 143 days in 2017 earning just enough to cover the median rent, not including other living expenses like food and transportation.

    Renters in Chicago spent more than half their workdays in 2017 earning enough money to cover the rent, according to a new analysis from HotPads®. This doesn't include time spent working to pay...

  • Dec 27, 2017
    The typical Atlanta renter spent 134 workdays this year - about half their total time worked - just earning enough money for their rent payment

    Atlanta renters spent over half of this year's working days earning enough money just to pay their rent, according to a new analysis from HotPads®. This doesn't include time spent working to pay...

  • Oct 13, 2017
    New survey from HotPads shows more than two thirds of apartment renters have regrets about their apartment choice

    More than two thirds of renters have regrets about their apartment, according to a new surveyi from HotPads®, an apartment and home search platform for renters in urban areas in the United...

  • Sep 14, 2017

    HotPads®, an apartment and home search platform for renters in urban areas across the United States, today estimated the approximate real-life rental value of ten fictional homes and apartments...

  • Aug 16, 2017
    Landlords and property managers highlight outdoor amenities and inviting living spaces to Chicago renters

    HBO is one of Chicago's top five apartment amenities rising in popularity compared to last year, according to an analysis by HotPads®. HotPads, an apartment and home search platform for renters...

  • Aug 16, 2017
    Atlanta landlords and property managers tout luxurious amenities and Old World building features to attract renters

    Concierges, pools, historic buildings, grills and clubrooms are Atlanta's top five most popular rental amenities compared to other big cities, according to HotPads®. HotPads, an apartment and...

  • Aug 16, 2017
    Landlords and property managers highlight amenities focused on convenience and high-end experiences to appeal to San Francisco renters

    Shuttles to companies like Google and Facebook, Bosch appliances, concierges, panoramic views and gourmet kitchens are San Francisco's top five most popular amenities compared to other major...

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