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Founded in 2008, NYC-based RentHop is a data-driven open and exclusive listing platform that gives renters a smarter look at rental properties listed by agents, landlords, homeowners, and subletters. 

Through the HopScore, a proprietary algorithm ranking listings based on quality, accuracy, and advertiser responsiveness, users receive immediate qualitative analysis on every listing, and advertisers are encouraged to provide a renter with the best experience.

RentHop is located nationwide and provides a one-stop shop for industry-specific guides, apartment-searching tools, data studies, and a large collection of open and exclusive listings.

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December 6, 2023 -
In New York City and other large urban areas, RentHop connects those groups on a platform that leverages an algorithm to increase transparency and ensure everybody gets what they want. RentHop’s HopScore and platform verification protocols ensure the highest-quality properties receive the attention they deserve.
November 29, 2023 -
Boston has become notorious for sky-high rental prices, and an analysis RentHop released Tuesday does nothing to dispel that notion.
September 23, 2023 - BK Reader
RentHop determined the median rental price in each neighborhood, then compared results to the same period last year to see which neighborhoods have the largest increase in rental prices.
August 17, 2023 - News 12
A new study from RentHop has revealed that the Bronx is the moldiest borough in New York City...RentHop’s study took a look at 311 calls placed for mold throughout the five boroughs, with the Bronx taking the lead with nearly 5,000 complaints as of June 2023. Right behind the Bronx is Brooklyn.
July 20, 2023 - The New York Times
A recent study by RentHop may help New York City renters avoid neighborhoods where mold runs rampant. By dividing the average yearly number of mold complaints logged by the 311 system from the beginning of 2017 to July 6, 2023, by the total number of rental units in each neighborhood, the study ranked them from most to least moldy.
June 7, 2023 - Bad Credit
RentHop is a company aimed at making the process of finding an affordable NYC apartment a less daunting task. With its advanced proprietary algorithm, you’ll know that you’re getting an accurate and fair rental price no matter which neighborhood you’re interested in.
Mar 1, 2023 - Brick Underground
A new study from RentHop, a rental listings site, found that out of the top 100 U.S. cities, renters in NYC save the most when moving from a one bedroom to a two-bedroom with a roommate.
“By having a roommate, renters can save $1,303 per month. That’s more than a month’s worth of Sweetgreen lunches,” says Shane Lee, a data scientist at RentHop.
Feb 5, 2023 - CNBC
There aren’t many big cities where rent is cheap, even for a studio apartment. But if you’re single and don’t like roommates, online brokerage RentHop found the 15 U.S. cities where rent is most affordable.
Jan 24, 2023 - San Francisco Examiner
You'd only need to travel along two streets to visit all of San Francisco's five most expensive zip codes. The apartment listing company RentHop included the zip codes in its list of the 100 most expensive in the country published on Monday. All intersect with or are bordering 3rd or Market streets.
Dec 12, 2022 - Boston Globe
Another analysis — by the apartment-search appRentHop, based on311 reports from residents — showed rat complaints in Boston were attheir highest point since they began analyzing the data in 2015. Downtown had the most complaints by far, double that in the South End, which came second, followed by Beacon Hill, the North End, and Bay Village.
Oct 10, 2022 - Planet News Post
Many people and companies buying or owning a property these days face the question: Should they turn it into a vacation rental or rent it out on a long-term lease to make the most money. This dynamic undoubtably contributes to the lack of affordable housing for long-term renters.
Rentop and AirDNA conducted a study on the issue in the U.S.
Oct 7, 2022 - Brick Underground
A new study from RentHop found that NYC owners can make 192.84 percent more renting their one bedroom out as a long-term rental instead of a short-term vacation rental.
Oct 6, 2022 - Materials Market
Allyson Waddell, Agent Success Manager, on home extensions that increase the value of your home before selling it or renting it. Even if you intend to keep living in your home for the years to come building an additional space will improve the quality of your lifestyle.
Sep 22, 2022 - GO BankingRates
Agent Success Manager, Allyson Waddell, on how can renters navigate finding a place to rent in tight, popular rental markets.
Aug 30, 2022 - Boston Globe
The city has so far issued 4,477 moving truck permits for the last week of August, data show. That’s down about 1,000 permits from a year ago, but in line with the number issued in August 2018 and 2019. The apartment hunting website Renthop found that neighborhoods with the most Sept. 1 moving permits are the North End and Beacon Hill, followed by South Boston and Allston/Brighton.
Aug 23, 2022 - Deborah Ann Spence
Allyson Waddell, RentHop's Agent Success Manager, on the best way for a new real estate agent to become successful.
Jul 15, 2022 - Entrepreneur
The bad news: New Yorkers are likely in for at least another month of high prices since new leasing activity historically tends to peak from May to September, according to a study by RentHop.
Jun 13, 2022 - American Thinker
Now, other American cities either have poop maps or poop problems (e.g., New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles). Not only is this disgusting, but it's also dangerous, because human fecal matter is a disease vector, transmitting things such as E. coli, giardia, hepatitis A, intestinal worms, salmonella, meningitis, and more.
May 5, 2022 - New York Post
So far this year, as rents continued their rapid rise amid much higher demand for city living — most recently forcing prospective tenants into bidding wars, which have only driven prices higher — median one-bedroom rents have risen along a total of 438 stops, or more than 90% of stations around town. The findings come in a report released this week by listings portal RentHop.
Apr 19, 2022 -
According to a new study from RentHop, rents have skyrocketed in areas near almost every major T station. In the first quarter of 2022, 95 percent of stops have seen a year-over-year increase in the price for a two-bedroom apartment, the report found.
Mar 8, 2022 - Timeout
Once again, despite the loudly proclaimed convictions by some that "New York is dead!" given a pandemic that has, indeed, shifted our way of life for a bit, the city's real estate market has proven that it's actually pretty ripe at the moment. (No surprise here.) Case in point: RentHop's latest report, which confirms that rent prices are, indeed, climbing.
Feb 8, 2022 - Bronxnet
Host of OPEN BxRx Tuesday, Kibin Alleyne, is joined by Shane Lee, Data Scientist for RentHop, to discuss their study that showed the Bronx was the coldest borough with several heat complaints during frigid temperatures.
Jan 6, 2022 - New York Times
Where do the unattached contribute the smallest chunk of their paycheck to rent a studio apartment?
Dec 1, 2021 - The Colorado Springs Business Journal
According to a new study by RentHop, a single person in Colorado Springs making $53,142 a year would need to set aside about 20 percent of that income to afford a studio apartment. The study, released Nov. 23, ranked Colorado Springs 12th among the cities in terms of rent cost as a percentage of average income.
Nov 15, 2021 - Crain's Chicago Business
So far this year, Chicagoans have called 311 about the rodents more than twice as often as New Yorkers, according to a study that dubbed us the nation's "forever rat capital."
Oct 20, 2021 - WHYY PBS
House Speaker and Baltimore native Nancy Pelosi rose to Cummings’ defense, while other observers noted that rat problems were actually worse on Trump’s home turf of Washington, D.C.
Aug 24, 2021 - Crain's New York Business
... operates as a brokerage and works directly with landlords to list their vacant units on websites like StreetEasy, Trulia, RentHop and Craigslist.
Jul 1, 2021 - Urbanturf
A recent report by RentHop finds that rents for one-bedroom apartments fell at 60% of Metro stations in the DC region.
Jun 21, 2021 - Patch
These trends are evident in RentHop's latest report on median one-bedroom rent near DC Metro stations. RentHop releases the report annually, showing the year-to-year changes in median rent. The study found rent decreased in the area of 55 of 91 Metro stops.
May 29, 2021 - The Wall Street Journal
RentHop uses artificial intelligence to rank apartment listings based on whether they include photos—and whether the property managers are responsive.
Apr 19, 2021 - Patch
New Yorkers on the hunt for deals on one-bedroom apartments might want to start looking near the closest subway stop. Rents fell around 418 out of 473 stops across the city during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by RentHop.
Mar 26, 2021 - Boston Globe
A recent report from RentHop shows that 105 MBTA stops, spread across the system’s lines, have seen a decrease in rent for one-bedroom apartments — that’s 87 percent.
Feb 9, 2021 - Brick Underground
RentHop’s annual report on heat complaints finds that tenants who live in the Erasmus neighborhood of Brooklyn; Norwood, the Bronx; and Hamilton Heights, Manhattan tend to suffer year after year.
Jan 21, 2021 - MSN Money
If you’re not going to stay in the area for at least two years or you’re not financially ready to buy a home, renting is likely your best option.
Dec 13, 2020 - Apartment Therapy
The pet company examined the 100 most populous American cities across four key indicators of feline friendliness: percentage of cat-friendly housing gathered in collaboration with national real estate website RentHop, amount of American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) certified cat veterinary practices, quantity of animal shelters and welfare groups, and number of pet stores on Yelp.
Nov 11, 2020 - Brick Underground
With rents dropping and lots of listings on the market, luxury rental buildings are offering increasingly generous concessions like free months (two or three free months is the most common, but some buildings are offering even more) and owner-paid broker fees—all in an effort to get you to sign a lease.
Oct 8, 2020 - Brick Underground
Lots of New Yorkers are leaving the city in the wake of the pandemic—but their loss can be your gain, making now a good time to score a deal on a new rental apartment, especially if you are flexible about where you live in the city.
Sep 17, 2020 - Boston Globe
New data show it’s been an especially slow September in the Fenway and Seaport neighborhoods.
Sep 10, 2020 - Bloomberg
In Manhattan’s Financial District, sublet listings on RentHop increased 50% from the previous month. They were up 7.1% in Yorkville.
Aug 12, 2020 - Bloomberg
Buyers are paying 5.4% more for Manhattan apartments with outdoor space than they did in 2020 pre-pandemic.
Aug 12, 2020 - The Washington Post
Rents are Dropping at 46% of DC Metro Stops, Including McPherson Sq & Dupont Circle.
Jul 21, 2020 - Brick Underground
Demand plunged for rentals in expensive Manhattan neighborhoods in the second quarter, but only dipped slightly in Brooklyn and Queens. In some outer borough areas, demand spiked.
Jul 10, 2020 - Gothamist
Newly released data sheds light on the $38.5 billion in federal coronavirus assistance New York businesses received to keep small businesses afloat and keep workers on payroll.
Jul 6, 2020 - Crain's New York Business
A recent analysis conducted by the listings site Renthop suggests that the city is also seeing a record number of sublet listings: The total in May rose more than 110 percent over April’s numbers, especially in neighborhoods like Chelsea, Williamsburg, and Astoria.
Jul 6, 2020 - Curbed New York
A recent analysis conducted by the listings site Renthop suggests that the city is also seeing a record number of sublet listings: The total in May rose more than 110 percent over April’s numbers, especially in neighborhoods like Chelsea, Williamsburg, and Astoria.
Jun 26, 2020 - Patch NYC
Rents near more than 150 New York City subway stations dropped in 2020, which means deals may be available in some of the most convenient, in-demand areas of the city, according to a new study.
May 20, 2020 - Real Estate Weekly
According to a new survey from RentHop, NYC sublet listings hit a record high this month, jumping more than 150 percent in average daily listings compared to the first two weeks in April and a 151 percent increase on the same time last year.
May 20, 2020 - Real Estate Weekly
According to a new survey from RentHop, NYC sublet listings hit a record high this month, jumping more than 150 percent in average daily listings compared to the first two weeks in April and a 151 percent increase on the same time last year.
Apr 25, 2020 - Observer
According to a study commissioned by RentHop, an apartment search firm, New York City sees five percent more apartment rental sign-ons in summer than the rest of the year, largely driven by college students who move from one apartment to another at the end of an academic year.
Apr 8, 2020 - AM NY
During just one week of social distancing, NYC 311 received nearly 12,000 noise complaints, nearly one fourth more than this time last year, according to a study from RentHop.
Feb 20, 2020 - USA Today
USA TODAY teamed with RentHop, an algorithm-driven apartment search service, to drill down to the neighborhood level in 20 geographically diverse, large cities. In 2016, Trump won nine of the states where these cities are located – including two that swung from supporting Barack Obama four years earlier.
Feb 13, 2020 - The Real Deal New York
As rental agents descended into apoplexy after a state agency ruled that tenants need not pay their fees, one corner of the industry quietly cheered.
Feb 4, 2020 - Curbed Boston
These 10 sites—all national in scope but with local search functions—can help prospective tenants filter through listings and hopefully find that next lease.
Jan 28, 2020 -
In the market for a new apartment? Now might be the best time to look, new research finds. In a study conducted by RentHop, an apartment listing site, the company analyzed the top 10 cities based on population to determine the best and worst times to sign an apartment lease.
Jan 08, 2020 - AM NY recently released their interactive map highlighting which neighborhoods in the city are the most healthy. The map breaks down the list based on the number of vegetarian/vegan restaurants as well as fitness studios/clubs in each area.
Jan 08, 2020 - AM NY recently released their interactive map highlighting which neighborhoods in the city are the most healthy. The map breaks down the list based on the number of vegetarian/vegan restaurants as well as fitness studios/clubs in each area.
Jan 04, 2020 - LifeWire
Finding an apartment used to mean reading ads in newspapers and driving around town to check out potential places to live. These days, apartment-finding websites make the search easy and convenient. Here are the top 10 apartment-finding sites that will help you select the perfect new dwelling at the right price.
Dec 31, 2019 - Apartment Therapy
Searching for an apartment to rent can be stressful, but we’re lucky we have so many online resources available. Here are the best rental websites that offer a wide variety of tools, filters, and intel that will make your search a smoother (and more fun, we swear!) journey.
Dec 27, 2019 - Curbed New York
There are a number of websites and apps to search for no-fee apartments, but renters should take note: it will require extra work on your behalf if you decide to ditch the broker. Here are several websites with plenty of no-fee listings to get your apartment hunt started.
Dec 5, 2019 - NY Times
The number of dog-poop complaints received by the city’s 311 hotline has been falling in recent years, according to a new study by RentHop, from 3,412 complaints in 2010 to 2,180 in 2018 — a 36 percent reduction.
Nov 19, 2019 - Curbed San Francisco
The rental site RentHop examined the number-two numbers across SF for 2018 and 2019 to date. According to their analysis, in 2018, SF 311 received 28,315 animal/human waste complaints, compared to more than 20,800 the year before, an increase of about 35 percent year over year.
Oct 29, 2019 - Houston Chronicle
President Donald Trump has two times more unique donors than former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke in the greater Houston area so far this year, according to a new study.
Oct 23, 2019 - Boston 25 News
We all have a favorite neighborhood main-stay, that "go-to spot" you take friends and family when they're in town. But many of them are now disappearing. Boston 25 News reporter Crystal Haynes looks at how the Boston real estate market is driving the price for retail space up so high that it is changing the face of the city.
Aug 22, 2019 - Boston Magazine
Created by apartment rental website RentHop, and informed by open data on Boston’s moving permits, this map shows you how many moving truck permits have been issued, and where those trucks are headed, allowing you to plan your brunch, gym, or Allston Christmas trips accordingly.
Aug 06, 2019 - The Washington Post
Proximity to a Metro station is an important factor in where many renters choose to live in the Washington region.
Aug 05, 2019 - Inman
In Chicago and New York City, renters with lower median rents were most likely to file rodent complaints.
Jul 19, 2019 - Curbed DC
Rents continue to rise in the D.C. area, particularly near public transit, according to a new study. Areawide, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment rose 2.4 percent over the past year, says listings company RentHop.
Jun 20, 2019 - Triangle Business Journal
It’s good to be the boss. And a new study from RentHop shows, to no surprise, that people in those positions are paid the highest salaries. However, the study also reveals that the "top occupation type" in the Raleigh metro was in the category of computer/mathematical.
Jun 5, 2019 - Real Deal Chicago
A RentHop study found median rents spiked by more than 8% in parts of Rogers Park and Bronzeville.
Mar 13, 2019 - Brick Underground
Evictions have fallen in every New York City borough, according to a new study by listings website RentHop, which also found that poorer NYC neighborhoods do not appear to have higher eviction rates.
Dec 5, 2018 - Dallas News
The slowest season for rental properties in the Dallas metro area is between November and February, according to a study by RentHop.
Aug 9, 2018 - Boston Business Journal
The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in places like Wellesley, Newton Highlands and the Seaport District is actually reasonable — at least relative to median household income, according to a study by apartment search website RentHop.
Jul 20, 2018 - Chicago Tribune
The apartment search service RentHop named Chicago the “rat capital” of the country, based on the number of rat complaints last year in four major U.S. cities.
Jun 14, 2018 - Wall Street Journal
Complaints about the rodents to the city’s 311 line rose 10% last year and have risen each year since 2014, according to a recent analysis, conducted by the apartment rental site
Jun 6, 2018 - NBC10 Boston
Everyone who lives in Boston relies on the unreliable MBTA. So could proximity to and location on the T be affecting rents in the neighborhood?
May 23, 2018 - New York Business Journal
RentHop's data scientists mapped out rental prices for one-bedroom apartments by subway stop.
Feb 2, 2018 - CNBC
Spring and summer are typically a hot time in the housing market. But if you're flexible and looking to rent, shifting your search to cooler months can help you score a deal.
Jan 18, 2018 - New York Times
New York City received a record number of heat-related complaints from renters during the icy-cold first week of 2018.
September 20, 2017 - Forbes
In what cities (and neighborhoods) does getting a roommate save the most money? RentHop takes a look across the nation to find out.
August 23, 2017 - MarketWatch
When it comes to finding an affordable apartment, age is certainly more than just a number. On average, for every year older an apartment is, the rent is cheaper by $6 a month.
August 23, 2017 - TimeOut New York
Of the 139 neighborhoods that the site crunched data on, a mere 9 had median asking rents that could be afforded. That’s just 6.5 percent of neighborhoods, the lowest percentage of any city they looked at.
July 5, 2017 - Washington Post
Overall, rents in the region are up 2.6 percent since last year, but at 19 Metro stops the average rent dropped, in part because of the addition of new apartments.
February 28, 2014 - LifeHacker
It's one thing to sift through a bunch of listings and decide what looks good,
and another to organize them in order of which you like or are overall better candidates.
Renthop is a new service that does the latter for you, automatically.
February 9, 2009 - The New York Times
Represents a fresh tweak on the traditional model of the New York rental market, a system that has been in flux since the Internet began to reshape the industry.
September 25, 2012 - Fast Company
A good broker is valuable, and a good landlord is also valuable. Anyone responsive and good we want the site’s visitors interacting with,
and anyone nonresponsive and bad we don’t want the site’s visitors interacting with.
February 13, 2014 - TechCrunch
The goal is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and make it easier to find high-quality rentals that are actually available.
October 31, 2013 - VentureBeat
The case ends with a simple question: How does RentHop make money and continue growing?
May 22, 2014 - Curbed NY
Their Rental Heatmap function will appeal to deal-loving lookers by allowing users to visualize median rents by neighborhood.
August 19, 2009 - Mashable
RentHop, a YCombinator-funded company, caught our interest because of its utilization of Google Maps, shopping carts,
and automatically-generated itineraries. It's what we wish Craigslist actually offered as features.
November 19, 2014 - Brick Underground
Looking for a Manhattan rental without a broker’s fee? You’d do well to start your hunt in the Financial District, Nolita or Hell’s Kitchen.
February 17, 2014 - Laughing Squid
First launched in 2009, RentHop is an apartment listing startup that uses quality ratings - what they call a HopScore - to determine the
where certain listings should be ranked in comparison to others.
April 27, 2012 - BostInno
RentHop, a YCombinator-funded company, caught our interest because of its utilization of Google Maps, shopping carts,
and automatically-generated itineraries. It's what we wish Craigslist actually offered as features.
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