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The RentCafe Blog is your trusted source of information on everything apartment-related.

In our stories we convey relevant stats about the pulse of the local markets as well as the national and state level dynamics. Our monthly apartment market reports bring you up to speed on the latest trends, our research reports dissect timely housing-related phenomena that affect your daily life, and the lifestyle stories on the blog offer an extensive supply of pro tips for renting. The in-house team of analysts and writers at RentCafe does the legwork, so you can get your daily dose of apartment news in a clear and easy-to-read form. Our studies are based on trusted market intelligence sources such as Yardi Matrix, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other public – government and third-party – databases.

Our Data and Methodology

The data on average rents included in our reports and articles comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), in over 130 markets across the U.S., via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. All other data used in our stories comes from public government or trusted third-party databases and is the most current available at the time of publication.

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For any media, press, and blog related inquiries, please contact our team via: Email: Facebook: RentCafe Twitter: RentCafe Address: 430 S Fairview Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

430 S Fairview Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Meet Our Staff Writers

Veronica Grecu is a senior creative writer and researcher for RentCafe. With more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry, she covers a variety of topics in residential and commercial real estate, including trends and industry news. Previously, she was involved in producing content for Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive and Yardi Matrix. Veronica’s academic background includes a B.A. in Applied Modern Languages and an M.A. in Advertising and PR.
Alexandra Both is a senior creative writer with RentCafe. She has more than six years of real estate writing experience as a senior editor with Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News. She is a seasoned journalist, who has previously worked in print, online and broadcast media. Alexandra has a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Community Development.
Mihaela Buzec is a senior writer and online content developer for RentCafe. She covers topics about everything related to the renting lifestyle, from decorating and interior design to finding the right apartment, frugal living, money saving advice, and more. She dives deep into topics of interest, writing well-researched comprehensive guides on subjects such as renting with pets, saving on utilities, or avoiding rental scams to help renters stay informed and live smart. Mihaela holds a BA in English and German Language and Literature, an MA in Current Linguistics, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in neurolinguistics.
Andrea Neculae is a creative writer at RentCafe, with a passion for bringing human-interest stories to light. Writer by day and bookworm by night, she loves reading and reviewing anything from the classics to sci-fi and fantasy. Her writing skills are complemented by a special interest in graphic and web design. From research about the rental market to home décor and interior design, Andrea’s articles cover many layers of a renter’s universe. With an academic background in Language Arts, Andrea is always looking to develop new skills and further her knowledge.
Adina Dragos is a creative writer at RentCafe, with a passion for reading, research and cats. As a fellow renter, Adina's articles cover various topics such as the state of the real estate market or how creative interior design choices improve the experience of living in a rental. She also enjoys exploring subjects like urbanization, green living and historical buildings. Adina has a BA in English and Norwegian Language and Literature.

Meet Our Media Relations Team

Agatha Major is a senior marketing and communications specialist for RentCafe, with over four years of experience in the field. She is passionate about developing and executing communications strategies that help build’s brand reputation online. Agatha has been relentless in her efforts to establish the RentCafe blog as a go-to resource for apartment-related topics by cultivating fruitful relationships with the media, industry publications, organizations, and the public. Her work has resulted in collaborations with Sotheby’s International Realty, Porch, This Old House, HerMoney, and HomeLight, among many others. Agatha holds a BA in Drama and an MA in Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys reading and further expanding her knowledge of digital marketing.
Esther Urmosi is a marketing and communications specialist with RentCafe. She enjoys being active, spending time in nature with her miniature bull terrier, and reading. Esther is captivated by the dynamic field of real estate and the constant changes it encounters. She enjoys sharing the most interesting trends taking place in the real estate market with the rest of the world. Esther’s work has resulted in media pickups by publications such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Business Journals, URBANIZE, The Journal Record, and Al Día News. Esther holds a BA in Language Arts and Literature, and an MA in Advanced Communication Techniques. She has been working in the field of PR and communication for more than 5 years.
Joanna Truscan is a senior marketing and communications specialist with RentCafe, with over six years of experience in the field. She has previously held various roles including PR for major events, media relations, branding, copywriting, and social media management. Working with prominent journalists from top publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, Business Insider, CBS, and The Mercury News, Joanna is focused on bringing RentCafe's insightful market reports and real estate news to a broad audience. When she’s not immersed in real estate news and data, she likes to spend her free time outdoors, doing all sorts of mountain sports. Joanna holds a BFA in History of Arts and Conservation.
Felicity Domentii is a marketing and communications specialist with RentCafe. She values relationships and making a difference in other people’s lives, which serve as guiding principles in her work. She’s an artist at heart, passionate about music, and spends her free time singing and writing song lyrics. Besides learning all about the world of real estate, sharing the latest news in renting, the topics of interest to renters of all generations, and the emerging trends in housing and apartment living, she’s also expanding her knowledge and reach by pursuing a degree in Business Finance. Felicity’s natural approach to the art of communication has resulted in numerous mentions of RentCafe’s reports and research in local media outlets, including Patch, Axios, Triangle Business Journal, The Charlotte Observer, and The Daily Reporter Milwaukee.

For media inquiries, the quickest way to get in touch with our media relations team is to email

RentCafe in the News

RentCafe has been empowering local and national journalists & bloggers with exclusive real estate research, analyses, and eye-grabbing visuals. Here are just a few of our most recent media mentions: