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  • Sep 26, 2019
    Rent appreciation is slowing in many of the country's hottest rental markets, but many affordable metro areas are seeing faster price increases compared to just three months ago.

    Rent appreciation has leveled out nationwide, driven in part by slowing growth in many of the nation's hottest markets, according to the latest quarterly HotPads® Rent Report. The U.S. median rent is

  • Sep 12, 2019
    Renters in Los Angeles, Boston, New York and Seattle are more likely to look in more affordable areas for homes and apartments than they were last year.

    As rent prices continue to rise across the country, renters looking to move to a different metro area are increasingly searching for homes and apartments in more affordable places, according to a...

  • Aug 21, 2019
    Pools come at a greater premium than onsite fitness centers

    As temperatures rise this summer, renters across the country might look for a swimming pool to cool off in. Having that pool just outside your door comes at a cost – a new HotPads® analysis...

  • 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...

  • 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®...

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