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The Oldest Apartment Buildings in the United States – That Still Rent Today!

They don’t make ’em like they used to – nothing is truer if we look at apartment buildings that have been around since before...

Record Apartment Conversions Make 2021 Most Successful Year in Adaptive Reuse

A record number of more than 20,100 apartment conversions are to be finalized in 2021, a total of 32,000 in the first two...

Picket Fences for Rent: 100+ Suburbs Transitioned to Majority Renters in Last Decade

Renters are now the majority in 103 suburbs that were previously homeowner territory 10 years ago, and 57 other suburbs are expected to follow...

Despite Challenges, 2021 Apartment Construction Tops 330,000 for 5th Consecutive Year

Apartment construction remains strong this year — more than 330,000 new rental units are expected to be delivered nationwide, which is comparable to the...

Your Rent Payment History Will Now Count When Time to Buy a Home, Fannie Mae Announces

If you’re working to build credit while renting your home, you’re about to see a positive change coming up on your path to homeownership:...

The Great Return: Renters Jumpstart Large Cities with Surge in Applications in 2021

The 2021 rental season kicked off twice as strong as usual, with Gen Z and high-earning Millennials being the most active apartment hunters. In...

Yardi Introduces Mortgage Relief – the Homeowner Assistance Fund Software Connecting Homeowners and Agencies

After the success of the Rent Relief platform in managing more than $1B in emergency rental assistance payments, Yardi launches Mortgage Relief -- a...

1 in 3 Renters Are Looking to Upsize to an Extra Bedroom: What It Costs & Where to Upgrade for Less

Survey reveals that a third of apartment-hunters look for rentals with an extra bedroom to call „home office,” as 75% don’t have a dedicated...

Apartment Onsite Teams Day — Give Thanks to Your Community Staff

This July 14th marks the second Apartment Onsite Teams Day. The date has been set by the National Apartment Association alongside multifamily leaders as...

Future Apartments to Get “One Home Office Larger” as More Renters Work from Home

After a decade of shrinking apartments, renters are set to receive the extra space they need. 36% of cities are currently building larger apartments...

Class of 2021, These Are the Hottest Jobs for You and the Best Metros to Find Them

Healthcare occupations outrank computer jobs as the hottest jobs for 2021 grads with nurse practitioners the fastest-growing on the list. San Jose, Washington, D.C. and...

The Hottest U.S. Rental Markets: Mid-sized Hubs Take the Lead in Competitivity

As the U.S. apartment market is showing signs of growth, RentCafe ranked the most competitive rental markets in the first quarter of the year. Central...

How $1 of Rent Translates to Billions Going Back into Local Communities

Key Takeaways: 90 cents of each dollar paid on rent go towards taxes, wages, maintenance and improvements, and mortgage payments, while only 10 cents belong to...

Vibrant Small Towns in America’s Heartland Are the Top Trending Locations for Gen Z

The downtown life in big coastal cities is so last decade. That’s according to the latest data that shows small towns in the heartland...

One Year Later: Pandemic Shifts Renters’ Priorities as ‘More Space’ Beats ‘Cheaper’, Survey Shows

One year into the pandemic, people are looking for better deals with open-air amenities and more living space – preferably in the city they already live in. These...

Yardi Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Software for Managing and Distributing Rental Aid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the ongoing pandemic and its economic impact across the U.S., Yardi, a real estate technology provider, has launched a emergency rental...

The Average Credit Score Needed to Rent an Apartment is on the Rise – SF, Boston and NY Top the List

Good credit is becoming increasingly crucial for renting an apartment. In fact, the average credit score needed to rent an apartment has been going...

Texas Apartment Boom Poised to Continue as More Tech Companies Move to Texas from California

Highlights: Tesla, Oracle and HPE among the companies moving to Texas. Their recently announced move from California expected to trigger a rise in apartment...

The Best Suburbs in America for Renters: Look to the South for Most Suburban Apartments Built in the Last 5 Years

With Coronavirus causing a shift towards work-from-home for countless companies across the U.S., the suburbs have a new-found appeal for renters because they offer...

Year-End Report 2020: Rental Season Delayed and Cut Short, Gen Z Renters Overtake Gen X, and Big City Rents Drop

Highlights: Renting activity was 10% slower in 2020, with a shorter rental season that started with a two-month delay  Gen Z overtook Gen X...

Living in Bucktown, Chicago – One of the City’s Trendiest Neighborhoods

Bucktown is one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods, located in the Logan Square community, just west of Chicago’s Lincoln Park and to the north of...

Renters vs Owners: Renting Dips Over the Decade, But Claims Majority in 23 Cities, Including Seattle & Pittsburgh

Highlights: The U.S. renter population sank to 107 million in 2019, after a mid-decade peak of 111 million. Despite the national decline, renting...

Living in Chicago’s Near North Side: a Fashionable, Walkable Community Perfect for Urban Living Enthusiasts

Despite the fact that the Near North Side neighborhood is one of 77 official Chicago communities, with boundaries that have been in place since...

Living in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village Neighborhood: An Urban Hotspot with a Relaxed Vibe

A neighborhood within Chicago’s West Town community, Ukrainian Village is bustling with city life. From quaint shops to tasty ethnic eateries and historical buildings,...

Living in Chicago’s North Kenwood Neighborhood: An Architectural Slice of History

It’s one thing to live in a historically significant building. It’s quite another to live in an entire district that looks like it’s from...

Living in Ravenswood, Chicago: A Family Neighborhood with Old World Charm

Ravenswood is located on Chicago’s North Side, mostly in the Lincoln Square community. An old German neighborhood, today it has become popular particularly with...

Living in Rogers Park, Chicago: The City’s Best Kept Secret

The Rogers Park community is one of the most diverse enclaves in the country, boasting over 70 nationalities, and a variety of ethnic restaurants...

Living in West Lakeview, a Lively Chicago Neighborhood Chock-Full of Old World Charm

The West Lakeview neighborhood is located on the western border of Chicago’s Lakeview community. Its east border traditionally begins at Halsted, in the area...

Living in East Hyde Park, Chicago: Enjoy the Good Life with the Lake at Your Front Door

East Hyde Park is literally a neighborhood on “the other side of the tracks”. Though the idiom traditionally has a negative connotation, in this...

Gen Z Survey: Young Renters Are the Most Techy, Research-Focused, Instagram-Loving Generation of Renters

The most culturally diverse and digital native age cohort, Generation Z, the oldest of whom are turning 24 this year, are the new must-watch...

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