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  • 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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