Research and Studies

Research & Studies

Boston’s Winter Storms and 311 Snow-Related Complaints
Updated 2 weeks ago
The East Coast has been hit, over the past weeks, with one winter storm after the other. One city that has been very affected by these storms is Boston. As Boston is currently being visited by the fourth winter storm in the past weeks, we here at RentHop thought we would take a deeper look at…
A 10 Minute Walk Could Be Worth 10% Off Your Rent
Updated 2 months ago
NYC Rental Prices by Subway Proximity   If you're like most New Yorkers, you (unfortunately) rely heavily on the subway to get you where you need to go. As such, proximity to the nearest subway is a determining factor when choosing your next apartment. With the subway as the backbone of the city…
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Best Time of Year to Rent
Updated 2 months ago
What is the best time of year to rent an apartment? Conventional wisdom would suggest that apartment hunting during the winter is superior to hunting during the summer. First, new graduates (or current students) tend to move during the summer, prior to commencing work or school. These new…
Best Time of Year to Rent a 1-Bedroom Apartment
Cold Weather, Lack of Heat Hits Less Expensive Neighborhoods Harder
Updated 2 months ago
The Same NYC Neighborhoods and Addresses are Suffering Again This Year   In case you hadn't noticed, it's been cold outside. Bitter cold was the theme of the first week of 2018, with more cold New Yorkers in the past week than in any previous year on record. Actually, the nearly 30,000 complaints…
2018 Heat Complaints
2018 U.S. Market Trends
Updated 2 months ago
2017 was a fruitful year for the U.S. Despite the political climate and three hurricanes, our economy has been growing at a steady pace. Interest rates and jobs are on the rise, and so is minimum wage. The stock market had a phenomenal year, and let us not forget this -- after rounds of…
Are you (or your apartment) ready for a pet?
Updated 3 months ago
According to ASPCA (2015-2016), approximately 44% of all households in the US have a dog and 35% have a cat. Having a pet is a big responsibility. Adding a pet to the equation when living in a big metropolitan area, makes it even more of a responsibility. Not only do most big cities not offer a…
Home Buyers In Most NYC Neighborhoods Are Borrowing Less
Updated 3 months ago
In a Show of Financial Health, Down Payments Increase as Sales Volumes and Prices Increase Purchasing a home is one of the most memorable, rewarding, and anticipated moments in many peoples' lives. As our world changes in many ways, the desire to own a home hasn't subsided; home prices are rising…
Median Sale Price vs Leverage Amount
Here's Why Rents are So High in the Bay Area
Updated 3 months ago
The Bay Area is known for its limited housing options and high rent growth. While high-paying tech jobs are one of the reasons why rents are so high, the level of construction is also key. Similar to what we did for the City of Los Angeles, we looked into the building data released by San…
Here's Why Rents are So High
Updated 3 months ago
Lack of Construction Driving High Rents Across the U.S. The U.S. economy has been growing at a steady pace, with GDP going up and the unemployment rate falling to 4.1 percent, lowest since January 2007. However, even as headline inflation increased by only 12 percent nationally between 2010 and…
Houston, We Have a Problem (With Rents)
Updated 5 months ago
A practice widely considered unethical (and illegal in most states), price gouging is when sellers take advantage of a disaster situation to excessively raise prices on essential goods like food, fuel, and shelter. Concern across communities about this problem is especially heightened after the…
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