9 Cheap Apartments for rent in Flint, MI

Last updated May 20 at 6:07pm UTC
2823 Reynolds St # 2
Flint
Flint, MI
Updated May 19 at 11:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$450
2545 Tiffin St.
Mott Park
Flint, MI
Updated May 17 at 10:17am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$500
2822 Miller Rd.
Chevrolet
Flint, MI
Updated May 15 at 12:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$400
3469 Ridgecliffe Dr
Flint
Flint, MI
Updated May 12 at 2:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
$475
5000 Boulder Dr
Burton
Burton, MI
Updated May 15 at 12:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$475
Results within 5 miles of Flint, MI
G-7134 N. Dort Hwy
Mount Morris
Mount Morris, MI
Updated April 6 at 10:26am UTC
Studio
$325
Results within 10 miles of Flint, MI
103 E 3rd St
Davison
Davison, MI
Updated May 15 at 1:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$485
2519 Bagley St
Mott Park
Flint, MI
Updated March 24 at 10:20am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$500
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May 2018 Flint Rent Report

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

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May 2018 Flint Rent Report

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

Flint rent trends were flat over the past month

Flint rents have remained steady over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 0.9% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Flint stand at $540 for a one-bedroom apartment and $720 for a two-bedroom. Flint's year-over-year rent growth lags the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.5%.

Rents rising across cities in Michigan

While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Flint over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 of the largest 10 cities in Michigan for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Ann Arbor is the most expensive of all Michigan's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,290; of the 10 largest Michigan cities that we have data for, 9 have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Warren experiencing the fastest growth (+7.8%).
  • Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Dearborn have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 2.8%, and 2.4%, respectively).

Flint rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Flint, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Flint is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Flint's median two-bedroom rent of $720 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.9% decline in Flint.
  • While rents in Flint fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Denver (+1.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Flint than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than four times the price in Flint.

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.

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Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

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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We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.