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why is rent so high

Rental rates have hit an all-time high over the last year, taking up a massive 3.86% of the gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2017. With increased demand for apartments and a lean supply in most rental markets, being a landlord might be great -- but being a renter might be tough.

rent prices getting cheaper

If you think the rent is too damn high, you’re in luck – if you live in a city where rent prices are actually going down. Rent prices are going up nationwide by 4 percent on average, according to the National Association of Realtors. But Apartment Guide data has revealed several areas where the rent has been getting cheaper over the past year. We compared the median of the entry-level rent prices for apartment communities across the nation from May 1, 2013, to May 1, 2014, and found several areas in which there was a decrease in rent prices:

when you gonna call 260p

We ain’t afraid of no ghosts … but we are afraid of abandoned calls and long wait times. So we looked at Apartment Guide data to find out the best times of day to call apartment communities – the hours when your wait time is likely to be short and you're least likely to hang up before someone answers the phone.


RentPath Acquires Lovely Acquisition Positions RentPath to Continue to Revolutionize the Rental Industry ATLANTA and SAN FRANCISCO (April 2, 2014) - RentPath, the premier vertical search company for apartment and home renters, announced today that it has acquired Lovely (,…

state of renting

If your instinct is that the rent is, well, "too damn high," check out some possible reasons why!
By Steve Harper and Elizabeth Beasley, Apartment Guide contributor Renting -- while never really out of style -- is trendy again! The National Association of Home Builders predicts that a preference for renting among young people is driving the building of many more new apartment buildings in the next couple of years. The state of the housing market, among other factors, seems to be leading more people to choose renting in the near future. Are you ready for a reality check on the state of renting?

rent increase

Check out the top ten cities where rents are rising this year.
Check out the top ten cities where rents are rising this year!
As Americans move around the country looking for new jobs and greater quality of life, they’ll see apartment rents going up in many U.S. cities. Higher demand and lack of inventory contribute to this rental growth. If you are an apartment renter, it’s wise to keep an eye on prices. Which cities will see rent increases in 2014? These ten top the list, according to Reis Inc. and also shared by apartment industry insiders Multifamily Executive.