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Balazs Szekely is a qualified journalist with extensive experience as a real estate writer for several Yardi publications. He has covered a wide range of housing issues and real estate news as a creative writer for RENTCafé. Balazs holds a B.S. in Journalism. You can connect with Balazs via email.

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The Nitty-Gritty of Paying the Fair Amount – Prorated Rent Explained

Article updated July 2021 After days, weeks, or even months of searching, you’ve finally found an apartment or housing rental that fits your needs and...

2018 Year End Rent Report – Rents Hold Strong at Year End, Las Vegas Among the Top Most Aggressive Markets

Key takeaways: The national average apartment rent ends the year with a strong 3.1% y-o-y increase, having reached $1,419, $42 above what renters were paying this...

Rent Continues to Climb in 93% of Cities, with Pressure Still on in the Largest Renter Hubs

Key takeaways: The national average rent registered a year-over-year increase of 3.3% ($45) in October, at $1,420 per month, according to data from Yardi...

The Median Income Gives Renters Access to More Than Two Thirds of the Stock in Raleigh, San Francisco and Omaha

Key takeaways: The median income provides burden-free access to 49% of all U.S. rentals, up from 38% in 2011. Access to rental housing has...

What Is a Pied-à-Terre and Why Would You Want to Live in One?

If you’ve been browsing the property listings of a major city, like New York, you’re bound to come across the term pied-à-terre. It’s certainly...

End of Rental Season Brings Renters Temporary Relief, but Demand Keeps Fueling Increases in Big Employment Hubs

Key takeaways: Rent growth came to a halt in September at national level – the $1,412 U.S.-wide average marks a 0.1 percent ($1) month...

America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes for Renters in 2018

Much like outside temperatures, rents usually peak toward the middle of summer, and this year it really is scorching out there. Urban areas are...

National Apartment Rents Hit New Milestone, Demand for Small Apartments Catches Up with Family-Sized Rentals

Key takeaways: The national average rent reached the all-time high of $1,405 in June 2018, having increased by 2.9 percent year over year, and...

Renting Remains the Popular Choice in Atlanta, Despite Ownership Gaining Ground in the Eastern and Northwestern Areas

As Atlanta offers some of the most affordable rents compared to cities of similar size, the renter lifestyle continues to be the logical choice...