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U.S. Census Bureau Released Residential Vacancies Stats for Q2 2017
Updated 4 days 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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Looking To Save Money On Rent? (Get a Roommate)
Updated 5 days 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
The Madness That is Boston Move-in Day
Updated 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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
Can You Afford To Live In Chicago? (Armour Square Ranked Least Affordable)
Updated 2 months ago
Less than a Third of Chicago Neighborhoods are Affordable Curious which parts of Chicago are actually affordable? With widely varying rents across the city ($725 in Burnside vs $3,100 in Near North Side for the median two-bedroom) it's no surprise that some neighborhoods have rents that are just…
chicago Affordability
Can You Afford To Live In Boston? (Maybe Outside Suffolk County)
Updated 2 months ago
Median Annual Income Won't Afford Suffolk County Apartments We pulled data for two-bedroom median rents across Boston ($2,600 for the whole metro area), and found many neighborhoods to be quite affordable, much more affordable, in fact, than Los Angeles and Miami, where nearly all neighborhoods…
Boston Cost of Living Map
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