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...

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.

Pros and Cons of Investing in Multiple Properties


In this article, we show you the advantages and disadvantages of investing in multiple properties so that you can make an informed decision about what to do with your capital.

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.

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 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...

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...

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.

6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Rental Property


Are you ready to buy a new rental property? For some, it's an opportunity to make a fortune. However, like any other business, there are risks involved. If you want to make the jump before 2020,...

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...

How to Set Rental Property Prices


Setting a rental property price is a difficult task for many landlords. You don’t want to price your rental property so low that you don’t make a profit, but you also don’t want to price it so high...

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...

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...

Is 2020 a Buyer or Seller’s Market for Real Estate Investors?


Despite a slight stumble last year, the American economy is still strong. With both unemployment rates and interest rates remaining low, now seems like a great time to start looking into rental...

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.

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 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...

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.

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...

Strategies for Generating Property Management Leads


Generating leads is the key to growing a property management company. Reach the right property owners with these 10 strategies for generating property management leads.

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...

5 Different Ways to Build a Real Estate Investment Portfolio


Real estate is an excellent investment. It requires strategic decision-making when it comes to buying, renting, and selling properties. Fortunately, there's no single way to make money through real...

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....

How to Network and Choose the Right Real Estate Broker For Multifamily Investing


Early on, we learned that a Real Estate Broker is a vital team member and indispensable for your multi-family investing success. This article describes what qualities to seek out in a broker, what...

How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Real Estate Investing


In almost any real estate market, you will find this business blooming. There will always be people looking for a place to live, so knowing the basics will soon turn you into a property expert. But...

What Questions Do You Ask When Getting A Reference for a Potential Tenant?


Effective tenant screening is a crucial part of the process, and one piece of that screening pie is the references you get from a tenant’s previous landlords. Here are 12 questions you should be...

How to Manually Calculate Your Property’s Cash-On-Cash [COC] Return


As a real estate investor, you need to understand all of the costs that factor into buying, fixing, owning, and operating a rental property. Without assessing these numbers, you won’t have a clear...

Do You Know How to Create a Rent Estimate?


You need a rent estimate to know how much to charge for rent and how not to undersell your property. There are many different tools available and methods you can use to create an address rent...

When Is The Best Time to Raise Rents?


Neither tenants nor landlords look forward to when the time comes around for a rent increase. But with the cost of living increasing year by year, landlords can choose to cover their higher costs....

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...

Setting Rent Prices on Types of Rental Properties


Setting prices on rental properties can be tricky, but don’t panic. Although you do have to set a price, rent prices are not permanent. As a landlord, you can always adjust the rent through a fair...

Rentometer Neighborhood “QuickView” – Los Angeles, CA


The Rentometer Quickview is perfect to give you an overview of a particular neighborhood or the start of a neighborhood comparison. Check out these 2BR/1.5+baths units in the most popular...

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...

How to Identify a Growing Market or Neighborhood for Your Real Estate Investment


Real estate investing has always been about being in the right position to make the most of the shifts in supply and demand. Every investor has a different set of factors to identify an ideal...

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...

Rentometer “QuickView” City Analysis: San Francisco, CA


The subject of this week’s QuickView is a snapshot of average rent rents in San Francisco, CA. Based on our analysis, the San Francisco rental market is currently experiencing steep declines in...

Using Rent Comparison Data to Make Better Rental Decisions


Setting a good rent price for your property can sometimes feel like a shot in the dark. You have a general idea of what landlords are charging in your area, and you’re keeping up with that.

Rentometer “QuickView” City Analysis: Seattle, WA


The current pandemic is having an impact on rent prices in major cities around the U.S. To quantify the impact, we’re focusing attention on some of the major cities and neighborhoods in the U.S. We...