1 Apartments under 500 for rent in Westland, MI

Last updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
36403 Warren Road
Westland
Westland, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
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January 2018 Westland Rent Report

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

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January 2018 Westland Rent Report

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

Westland rent trends were flat over the past month

Westland rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Westland stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. Westland's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.4%, but trails the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Westland, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Detroit 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.

  • Troy has seen rents fall by 0.2% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Detroit metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,310.
  • Warren has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $990, while one-bedrooms go for $760.
  • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; rents increased 1.1% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Westland rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Westland, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Westland 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 2.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Lansing and 2.7% in Grand Rapids.
  • Westland's median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 2.5% increase in Westland.
  • While Westland's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Fresno (+5.6%), Las Vegas (+4.4%), and Baltimore (+2.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Westland than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,250.

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 $680 $890 0.1% 1.1%
Warren $760 $990 0.5% 9.0%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,060 0.4% 2.8%
Dearborn $1,000 $1,300 0.4% 5.7%
Livonia $910 $1,190 -0.1% 2.7%
Westland $730 $950 0.1% 2.5%
Troy $1,000 $1,310 -0.2% 2.6%
Southfield $890 $1,160 -0.0% 0.9%
Taylor $680 $890 0.1% 0.4%
Pontiac $720 $930 -0.0% 2.5%
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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.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

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.