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About Chris Salviati

Chris is a Senior Growth Associate at Apartment List, where he conducts research on economic trends in the housing market. Chris previously worked as an economic consultant and a research assistant at the Federal Reserve, and has BA and MA degrees in Economics from Boston University.

Why Are We Changing Our Rent Methodology?

Why we are changing our rent methodology Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends in U.S. cities and states. Renters and policymakers need good information in order to 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. Despite this, we recognize that our analysis has limitations. Today, we announce major updates to our methodology, which we believe addresses the shortcomings of other approaches. To provide transparency, this post outlines the limitations in current data sources, and the changes we have made.  

American Dream of Homeownership Delayed for Millennial Generation

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In a nationwide survey of about 24,000 renters Apartment List found that the 80 percent of millennial renters, born between 1982 and 2004, want to purchase a house or condo, but face a huge obstacle: affording a home. For some millennials that means a wait of at least two decades before they can afford to buy a home. Despite the overwhelming desire to own, millennials from Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between, surveyed from October 2016 through April 2017, revealed they are increasingly delaying their plans for homeownership. 16 percent of respondents said they plan on

Apartment List National Rent Report

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Welcome to the May 2017 National Apartment List Rent Report! Our national rent index has increased in each month this year so far, with month-over-month growth coming in at 0.4% for April. Rents are now rising in most the country's biggest markets, though growth is still flat or down in some of the priciest areas. Read on for a more detailed analysis of the trends we're seeing this month National index up 0.4% month-over-month Following a sustained stretch of flat to declining rent growth for much of 2016, our national rent index has now increased in each of the past four months. Rents grew at

May 2017 Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2017 National Apartment List Rent Report! Our national rent index has increased in each month this year so far, with month-over-month growth coming in at 0.4% for April. Rents are now rising in most the country's biggest markets, though growth is still flat or down in some of the priciest areas. Read on for a more detailed analysis of the trends we're seeing this month   National index up 0.4% month-over-month Following a sustained stretch of flat to declining rent growth for much of 2016, our national rent index has now increased in each of the past four months. Rents grew

April 2017 Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2017 National Apartment List Rent Report! After the sharp 1.0% spike we experienced between January and February, our national rent index is continuing to rise, but at a slower rate, with month-over-month growth coming in at 0.4% for March. Rents still show signs of leveling off in many of the country's most expensive cities, but are rising quickly in the areas surrounding some of those core cities. Read on for a more detailed analysis of the trends we're seeing this month   National index up 0.4% month-over-month   Following a sustained stretch of flat to declining rent growth for