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...

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...

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...