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May 2018 Newton Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Newton Rent Report. Newton rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Newton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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May 2018 Newton Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Newton Rent Report. Newton rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Newton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Newton rents increase sharply over the past month

Newton rents have increased 2.4% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 5.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Newton stand at $1,870 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,320 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Newton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Newton, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Newton has the most expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,320; the city has also seen rent growth of 2.4% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Brockton has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,320.
  • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520; rents rose 0.7% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Newton

As rents have increased significantly in Newton, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Newton is less affordable for renters.

  • Newton's median two-bedroom rent of $2,320 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 5.2% increase in Newton.
  • While Newton's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-1.1%), Chicago (-0.6%), and DC (-0.2%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Newton than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160, where Newton is nearly twice that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Boston $1,670 $2,080 0.3% 1.0%
Lowell $1,220 $1,520 -0.0% 0.7%
Cambridge $1,790 $2,220 1.0% 3.3%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 -0.5% 1.5%
Quincy $1,480 $1,840 0.3% 0.2%
Newton $1,870 $2,320 2.4% 5.2%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,680 0.7% 4.6%
Somerville $1,670 $2,070 0.5% 1.8%
Framingham $1,510 $1,870 -0.1% 2.4%
Haverhill $1,230 $1,530 1.6% 7.1%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

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Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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