Rental Market Trends

This resource will help you understand the rental real estate market for different areas across the country including rent prices and new trends.

Understanding Rent Control for Your Property Management Business


Rent control has been a hot topic for 2020. With moratoriums in place on both evictions and rental rate increases, many property managers are concerned about the financial implications of their...

Amazing Millennial Real Estate Trends in 2019


As a landlord, real estate agent, or home seller, it’s time you look beyond stereotypes and find out what millennials are truly interested in.

The Economic Implications of Rent Control


Since the housing crisis, the demand for affordable rental housing has skyrocketed as Americans have shifted from a homeownership mentality to a renter mentality.

What Have We Learned About Real Estate in 2020?


Real estate predictions signaled it would a great year, but the data shows the truth. What did we learn about real estate in 2020?

Q1 Challenges Ahead for Landlords and Property Managers


As we look at the challenges landlords and property managers face going into Q1 of 2021, the new normal is accepting and adapting to change.

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...

Why Better Tenants Choose Single-Family Rentals


Property owners have been renting out homes for centuries since apartments were still curiosities and could be found only in the biggest cities.  However, in recent generations apartments have...

What is Driving a Favorable Market for Landlords?


Our friends at SmartMove conducted research on the state of the current rental market.  They surveyed nearly 669 landlords and put together an infographic that summarizes their major findings. 

Understanding Rent Control Effects on the Market


The effects of rent control on a local market entail a number of pros and cons. On the plus side, rent control contributes to the diversity of a city by ensuring people from a broader range of...

Renters Willing to Pay More for Energy-Efficient Spaces


Renters are willing to pay more for energy-efficient spaces, according to new research. The research builds on earlier studies, which showed that properties certified green rented for more than...

Five Biggest Trends in Property Right Now


The real estate market continues to evolve and we keep seeing new trends emerging on a daily basis. However, there are also some trends that have been around for a while and it doesn’t seem like...

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?

The Best Areas to Be a Rental Property Owner in the U.S. in the Fall


With autumn on the way, many people feel drawn to the Northeast and parts of the Midwest to experience the vibrant colors of the season.

Investing in Property? 4 Powerful Reasons You Need Real Estate Software


Whether you plan to invest in a rental property or plan to buy and sell, you need the right tools for the job. Real estate software can help you manage your portfolio optimally.

4 Steps to Becoming a Landlord


As of the first quarter of 2020, the US's homeownership rate was 65.3%, up from a stable 64% from 2019. The other 34.7% of the population rent their homes, and 40% of those renters are 45 or older....

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.

Becoming a Landlord? Why You Need an App


If you want to get involved in real estate, which is something most investors want to do at some point, you can do so by turning your current home into a rental or by renting out your house and...

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


Many factors affect the future of real estate and the rental market in the new year. We've updated the top rental market trends for 2020.

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 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...

4 Tips for Managing Multiple Properties In Different States


In our modern world, it’s easier than ever for investors and landlords to be in more than one place at the same time. Red-eye flights can be booked from your phone and face-to-face online video...

How To Value Rental Property


The quickest way to determine whether a property is worth investing in is to use the Gross Rent Multiplier method (GRM).² The GRM is a good rule of thumb that can help you decide whether something...

Considerations for Rental Vacancies and Renewals


As social distancing guidelines get tighter in many metro areas, property management companies need to work with tenants and landlords a little differently. 

What's Ahead For Real Estate As Safer-At-Home Restrictions Expire?


The debate between what makes a business essential or non-essential continues as the COVID-19 pandemic has the U.S. economy in a tailspin.

How Many Property Managers Work From Home – or Still Have a Brick-and-Mortar Office?


As many areas of the country pause or slow down re-opening efforts due to the pandemic, a growing number of businesses have decided to close up their conventional offices and operate with most...

How to Build a Financial Moat with Real Estate Investing


Today, many of us live in our own plain and simple financial castles that are much more vulnerable than yesterday's castles. Not only do our financial castles not have any moat for financial...

Why Contactless Rentals are the Future of Real Estate


As the country gradually reopens the economy, industries innovate fast to get back on their feet and survive in the new normal. For those in real estate rentals, deciding the next step for your...

5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Tenant-Landlord Relationship


You need to understand the healthy boundaries and obligations of a tenant-landlord relationship. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. The lines between the landlord and the renter often...

Is the Real Estate Market Going to Take a Hit – Or Not?


Now in October 2020, we are not out of the woods. Many real estate investors feel a pinch as tenants have not paid many for a few months. With all evictions being frozen, the fallout of restaurants...

The Dreaded Vacancy: Stabilize Cash Flow by Reducing Tenant Turnover


In the world of real estate investing, there are two numbers landlords consistently analyze: the cash flow their properties could produce in an ideal scenario, and the actual monthly cash flow they...

Landlord Leverage: 5 Options to Finance Your Next Rental Property


Most new real estate investors are unaware of all the options available to them for rental property financing. As they buy more properties and discover new forms of financing, they often find...