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Houston, We Have a Problem (With Rents)
Updated 1 week 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…
NYC 3rd Quarter 2017 Rent Report and Trends
Updated 1 week ago
Rents Stabilizing in Manhattan as Rents Rise in Bronx, Queens New York City is internationally known for its posh apartments and luxurious living. This, of course, comes at a price. For the 3 rd Quarter of 2017 that price is $3,025 asking rent for a median one-bedroom apartment anywhere in the…
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Looking To Save Money On Rent? (Get a Roommate)
Updated 1 week ago
Would You Get a Roommate to Save 40% Off Your Rent? One of the most common, although not necessarily the easiest, ways to lower your rent is to move out of that one-bedroom apartment, get a roommate, and move in to a two-bedroom apartment. It's probably best if it's not that boyfriend or…
National Roommate Savings Map
U.S. Census Bureau Released Residential Vacancies Stats for Q2 2017
Updated 2 months ago
Data Highlights The overall rental vacancy rate in the U.S. is 7.3%, compared to 6.7% in the second quarter 2016, and the homeowner vacancy rate is 1.5%, compared to 1.7% in the second quarter 2016. The rental vacancy rate inside metropolitan areas is 7.2%, 0.9 percentage points higher than the…
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The Madness That is Boston Move-in Day
Updated 2 months 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…
Building Ages and Rents in New York
Updated 3 months ago
Over the past few years, New York has been experiencing a residential building boom. In 2016 alone, over 23 thousand new dwelling units (6,900 in Manhattan) were completed. If you've been looking for a new apartment, you've probably noticed some of the new high-rises that have popped up around…
NYC Buildings by Decade
Boston Median Rent by T Stop 2017
Updated 3 months ago
Map Updated August 24th, 2017 Rising Rents Don't Stop Here 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 to get them to and from work…
9 Ways to Save Money on Rent
Updated 3 months ago
  There's an old rule of thumb that says you should look to spend only 30 percent of your pre-tax income on rent every month. According to federal guidelines, people who spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing are considered cost burdened and if you spend more than 50 percent…
Coffee Shops as an Indicator of Rent
Updated 3 months ago
The American city runs on coffee. It's served nearly everywhere, in cafes, restaurants, and corner stores, and it's an ingrained part of most people's morning routines. From the distinct taste, to the plethora of ways it can be prepared, to the benefits of caffeine, most people can find an aspect…
New York Has Less Affordable Neighborhoods Than Other Major US Cities
Updated 3 months ago
Long Island City, LES, and Williamsburg Top NYC List of Unaffordable Neighborhoods Despite what you've heard, finding an apartment in NYC is actually pretty easy; affording one is the hard part. With median asking rents that vary from expensive ( $1,750 for a 2-bedroom in West Concourse) to…
NYC Housing Affordability
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