Research and Studies

Research & Studies

Is the Train of Rising Rents Slowing Down in Boston?
Updated 3 days 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…
Is New York City Finally Getting Cheaper?
Updated 2 weeks ago
Next Stop - Lower Rent 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 looking to rent…
Save Up To $440 Per Month By Renting A Little Further From Downtown Chicago
Updated 3 weeks ago
For renters on a budget, finding affordable apartment rentals in a big city is not an easy feat. In this study, we analyze how distances from various boundaries separating contiguous neighborhoods in Chicago could influence the median rents of apartments. Key Findings from the Study: A…
Save on Rent by Adding a Little Time to Your Daily L Commute
Updated 1 month ago
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, on average, served 740,000 riders each weekday in 2017. We at RentHop, therefore, believe that it is our duty to map out the rental data by the L train…
Moving 2 Blocks Outside Of Your Current Neighborhood Could Save You A Lot In Rent
Updated 1 month ago
Throughout the past year, we've seen a mix of neighborhoods becoming more expensive while others have developed more stabilized rents for its tenants. Finding affordable apartments in NYC is a difficult and daunting task. That's why we here at RentHop dived into street boundaries to determine…
The Madness That is Boston Move-in Day
Updated 1 month ago
If you don't live in Boston, you probably don't know about the struggles faced by students during the dreaded move-in period. Every year, between late August and early September, new and returning students move into dorms or new apartments near the city's universities. While moving week is a…
Boston’s Winter Storms and 311 Snow-Related Complaints
Updated 2 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
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