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Is Your City Rodent Infested?
Updated 1 week ago
President Donald Trump's recent tweets put a spotlight on Baltimore. While the President probably doesn't mean that Baltimore is, literally, rat and rodent-infested, we at RentHop thought it'd be perfect to revisit the rodent crisis and include the Mobtown in our annual rat study, and see if…
Maximize Your Summer Fun with Data
Updated 2 weeks ago
RentHop 2019 SummerScore Index When we think of summertime, memories come to mind of walks through the park, dinner with friends on the patio of our favorite restaurants, riding bikes, and unfortunately, going to work also comes to mind. At RentHop, we embrace the summer (and all the strange…
Where Does the Train of Rising Rents Stop in DC?
Updated 3 weeks ago
The Metro Rail system in the DC metropolitan area is the third busiest metro systems in the nation, serving nearly 750,000 riders living in the District of Columbia, as well as parts of Maryland and Virginia. The sprawling Metrorail transit system provides a backbone for the metropolitan area…
New Graduates, Here’s Where to Move to Make the Most Money
Updated 1 month ago
Best Metro for Each Job   Congratulations, all new graduates! If you are one of those who just graduated from college or will be, these are exciting times! You no longer have tons of papers to finish, reading material to complete, waking up at the crack of dawn to attend a lecture, and most…
Where Does the Train of Rising Rents Stop in Chicago?
Updated 2 months ago
Rents are Going up in the Windy City The Chicago "L" is the fourth largest heavy rail rapid transit system in the U.S. As an essential part of most Chicagoans' lives, the L system serves on average 780,000 riders each weekday. We at RentHop, therefore, believe that it is our duty to map out the…
Where Does the Train of Rising Rents Stop in New York?
Updated 2 months ago
Rents Are Going Up in New York City New York's MTA subway system is an essential part of many New Yorkers' lives. With as many as 5.7 million riders each weekday, it truly is the backbone of the city. It should be no surprise then, that it is one of the first things that people consider when…
Where Does the Train of Rising Rents Stop in Boston?
Updated 3 months ago
Boston's T is one of the largest rapid transit systems in the nation, behind New York City and Chicago and similar in size to Washington D.C. This means hundreds of thousands of people rely on the MBTA system to get them to and from work, school, yoga classes, and whatever else they may need. It…
Best Time of Year to Rent
Updated 3 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…
NYC Q1 Evictions Fall Year over Year
Updated 5 months ago
With total evictions in 2018 clocking in at around 21,000, it would be unfair to characterize evictions in NYC as a problem affecting a large portion of the population. That said, the Data Science team at RentHop looked into some of the more interesting data around evictions in an attempt to…
Erasmus in Brooklyn the Coldest Neighborhood 2 Years Running
Updated 5 months ago
In 2019 Residents Are Still Lacking Heat in the Same Neighborhoods   While the beginning of 2019 hasn't been as cold as 2018's bomb cyclone, the 2019 Heat Season has continued to show that certain parts of the city just aren't getting the heat they need- despite peoples' complaints to 311. And…
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