2 Apartments under 500 for rent in Sterling Heights, MI

Last updated June 19 at 11:53am UTC
Results within 10 miles of Sterling Heights, MI
2820 W MAPLE Road
The Transit Center
Troy, MI
Updated June 19 at 11:53am UTC
Studio
$350
17200 W TEN MILE Road
Southfield
Southfield, MI
Updated May 31 at 6:01am UTC
Studio
$450

June 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report

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

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June 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report

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

Sterling Heights rents increase sharply over the past month

Sterling Heights rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sterling Heights stand at $820 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,070 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Sterling Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Sterling Heights, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Detroit metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Taylor has seen rents fall by 0.8% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $880.
  • Warren has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,000, while one-bedrooms go for $770.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,300; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 1.1% over the past year.

Sterling Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Sterling Heights, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Sterling Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in Grand Rapids and 2.0% in Lansing.
  • Sterling Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,070 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Sterling Heights.
  • While Sterling Heights' rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Chicago (-0.8%) and Baltimore (-0.8%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sterling Heights than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,270.

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
Detroit $690 $890 0.3% 1.0%
Warren $770 $1,000 1.2% 8.5%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,070 0.7% 1.8%
Dearborn $990 $1,290 1.0% 1.5%
Livonia $940 $1,220 1.4% 2.7%
Westland $740 $960 0.4% 1.3%
Troy $1,000 $1,300 -0.1% 1.1%
Southfield $900 $1,170 0.2% 0.9%
Taylor $680 $880 0.4% -0.8%
Pontiac $730 $940 -0.2% 1.1%
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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.

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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