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About Chris Salviati

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

Apartment List National Rent Report

Methodology Updates Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available, and as part of our efforts toward that goal, we've recently made some changes to our methodology. Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew towards luxury apartments, introducing sample bias.   In order to address these limitations, our estimates now start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, which we then extrapolate forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In calculating that growth rate, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach,

September 2017 Rent Report

Methodology Updates Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available, and as part of our efforts toward that goal, we've recently made some changes to our methodology. Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew towards luxury apartments, introducing sample bias.   In order to address these limitations, our estimates now start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, which we then extrapolate forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In calculating that growth rate, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach,

The Racial Divide in Homeownership

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  The “American Dream” has long been tied up with the goal of owning a home. In addition to providing residential stability, homeownership is a primary driver of wealth creation for many Americans. That said, the fruits of homeownership are not shared equally across demographic groups. In a new report, Apartment List finds significant racial disparity in the homeownership rates among households headed by prime working age adults, aged 25 years to 54 years: 64.4 percent of white households are homeowners, compared to 54 percent of Asian households, 41.1 percent of Hispanic households, and just 32.7 percent of

Apartment List Methodology Revamp: FAQs

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Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available, and as part of our efforts toward that goal, we’ve made some changes to our methodology. Below you'll find answers to frequently asked questions about Apartment List's new rent report methodology. You can read more about our new methodology here and access rent data by city here.  1. Why are your rent estimates so much lower than estimates from other private listing websites? The estimates published by most private listing companies are based on the listings on those companies’ sites. The problem is that these listings include more

August 2017 Rent Report

Methodology Updates Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available, and as part of our efforts toward that goal, we've recently made some changes to our methodology. Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew towards luxury apartments, introducing sample bias.   In order to address these limitations, our estimates now start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, which we then extrapolate forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In calculating that growth rate, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach,