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.

5 Reasons Why Newlyweds Should Rent an Apartment Instead of Buying It


If you’re just happily married to your partner, you might come across a dilemma of either renting an apartment or buying a house. This can be a pretty big decision considering that in either...

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


Are you thinking about investing in a rental property? If not, maybe you should be. Here’s why: In 2016, 65% of people 35 years old and under were renters rather than homebuyers. That’s up from the...

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...