Rental Market Analysis

Looking to better understand your rental market or a potential location for your next investment property? The following articles will help you determine what rents are going for in selected markets and what to be prepared for when investing in an unfamiliar area.

Distressed Property Comparison – Primary vs. Secondary Market


We evaluated two properties, one in Philadelphia, PA (primary market) and another in Camden, NJ (secondary market). The goal was to highlight the different opportunities and risks based upon the...

Rentometer Case Study: Las Vegas


We were presented with an interesting question by one of our customers regarding a search in the Las Vegas area.

Your First Real Estate Investment – Where's the Opportunity?


As an investor, you may find you have a knack for finding and buying specific types of properties that have significant cash flow and are earning you money.

13 Questions to Consider When Setting Your Rent


When you own or manage a rental property, your success hinges on renting out the property rented at a rate that earns you a profit.

First-Time Landlords: 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid


If you have a living space you are not using; you may have thought about renting it out. This something more and more people are doing, with 36.6% of households renting their homes in 2020. And...

What Makes An Ideal Tenant? A Landlord's Perspective


Finding ideal tenants is one of the essential parts of a landlord or property manager's job. A bad tenant can be a drain on all resources – your time, money, patience, and even the goodwill and...

How to Determine an Apartment Building’s Value


Properly underwriting the value of an apartment building is critical to finding and making great deals. Generally, a bank will use three different ways to assess an apartment asset’s value.

Times of Turbulence Offer Great Opportunities to Invest in Real Estate


In the aftermath of the Great Recession, for example, US home prices fell roughly 33% on average. But even if listed home prices don't drop a cent in the current pandemic-induced recession, there...

I've Found a Potential Investment: Do I Wait or Do I Jump?


Real estate is a great investment for those looking for a long term buy and hold. Do your due diligence when it comes to considering the purchase of a rental property. If the purchase meets all of...

7 Rental Market Trends to Know for 2020 (*Revisited in July 2020)


Today's landlords and property owners currently face a clash between rising rental demand, changing regulations, declining profits, and a shortage of affordable homes. Learn about the top rental...

How To Calculate The Amount You Can Make In Rent Each Month


Any investment property owner will tell you there's more to the game than sitting back and collecting the rent! Handling the responsibilities of property management can take a toll. That's why it's...

How Residential Real Estate Will Shift as Renters Trade Urban Living for Suburban


As the global pandemic continues, residential real estate will shift as more renters will trade urban, crowded cities for suburban, spacious areas. These areas offer a lower cost of living for more...

Understanding the Rental Market in Washington DC


Washington, D.C. is a unique metropolitan area. In a way, it is a city-state ruled by Congress with an individual legislative agenda. It attracts young upstarts from around the country who dream...

Understanding the Rental Market in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas


The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area offers both tranquil suburban living and bustling city excitement. Hundreds of people flock to this stunning metropolitan region every year to attend school, enjoy...

Understanding the Rental Market in San Francisco


Everyone will agree that SF Bay Area is among the best cities for entrepreneurs, but at the same time, it becomes more and more clear that you’ve got to be really wealthy to be able to rent in San...

Top 5 Cities for Rental Property Investment in 2019


Investing in rental properties can be a solid financial decision. But there are so many factors to consider. One major factor: Where should you buy?

6 U.S. Rental Markets to Follow in 2020 (with Rent Reports)


What will rental markets in 2020 bring? Will property owners see more of the same, or are significant changes in store?

Understanding the Rental Market in Chicago


In our post, we’ll try to make a comprehensive review of the Chicago long-term rental market, general trends, and highlight the best local neighborhoods of Chicago Metro Area. 

5 Raleigh Neighborhoods Where Rent is Increasing the Most


Known for its serene environment and being one of the leading technology hubs in the United States, the City of Raleigh hosts a cluster of renowned research centers and universities.

Understanding the Rental Market in Philadelphia


The city of brotherly love is one of the most expensive places to rent in the U.S. Last year, in line with the national trends, Philly's median home value and rent rose by a couple of points, while...

Rental Trends and Market Analysis in Los Angeles


Los Angeles is arguably famous around the world, even to people who never visit it. Landlords are understandably drawn to the LA rental market. However, they must understand what to expect before...

Year-Over-Year Rental Rates in 4 Metro Areas – What’s Next?


It’s not news that real estate is a business of flux. People move – all the time! – or choose to rent a house instead of an apartment. Life circumstances call for downsizing or upsizing, and...

How Can I Find the Rent Rate in a Specific Market and Estimate Cash Flow?


Investing in unknown markets on your own carries more risk than investing in your immediate backyard.

What is a Rule of Thumb and How Can it Help your Real Estate Investing


When it comes to investing in real estate, it's not as complicated as some make it out to be. Here are three rules of thumb that can help you be on your way to a successful career in real estate.

Evaluating Real Estate Opportunities in College Towns


Real estate investors all over the nation know that certain types of rental properties outperform others. Each type has its own set of risks, but a manageable long-term tenant can offset much...

Testimonial: Using Rentometer for Deal Analysis


Real estate is a roller coaster of emotions. In many larger cities and markets, it is very competitive. Rentometer will help review accurate rent estimations before buying.

Does a Property's Age Matter for Investing?


This is one of the many great debates among real estate investors, "Should I buy or build a new rental property," or "Should I buy an older property and potentially renovate?" Let's dig into the...

Three Key Elements of a Great Real Estate Investment


If you're like most people, you're investing in real estate to earn wealth. Ideally, you'll accomplish this with minimal effort and risk. Here are 3 critical elements of a great real estate...

Rentometer’s Pro Tip for Better Rental Price Evaluation: Percentiles


Rentometer provides a variety of statistics that can help you evaluate your rental market and, in turn, help you set the rent for your rental unit. By understanding the rental rates and...

Challenges Facing Landlords and Property Managers Going Into Q4


2020 has been a challenging year for many industries – to put it mildly. Property management is an essential industry that had to make sweeping changes and adjustments at the pandemic's onset....

How to Succeed in Property Management


Being a property manager encompasses a lot of responsibilities. As a mediator between the property owner and the residents, you and your team will need exceptional people skills, organizational...

Is Fall the Season to Start Investing in Real Estate?


Real estate is, however, largely resilient; if you purchased a property to cash flow, you could very well weather a few bad economic quarters and withstand lower earnings, at least for a while....