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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.

Apartment List National Rent Report

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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 much of

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

March Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2017 National Apartment List Rent Report! This month we saw a substantial increase in our national rent index; after months of subdued rent growth, this could be an indication that the market is picking back up. Despite the overall increase, rent growth varies substantially by region, and many of the nation's most expensive cities are still experiencing below average growth. Read on for a more detailed analysis of the trends we're seeing this month   National index jumped sharply this month Our national index shows that rents this month were 2.4% higher than at the same point

Best Metros for Dating 2017

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Renters look for many things when deciding where to live - jobs, affordability, and safety, for example. For single renters, there's one specific factor that might be most important - which metros have the best opportunities for dating?   Methodology Apartment List conducts an annual survey of renters, in which we collect data on renters' satisfaction with their cities across a range of dimensions. The results below are based on responses from over 13,000 renters nationwide collected from October 2016 through the first week of February 2017. Today's report focuses on the following question: "How would you rate your current city or neighborhood

Best East Coast Cities for Families 2017

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  At Apartment List, we know that searching for a home is tough, and the decision can be even more complicated for families than it is for singles. We've identified a number of factors important to families with young children and combined data from various sources to produce our family-friendliness index. We recently published the results of this analysis for over 500 cities nationwide, and found our Top 10 comprised primarily of cities in Texas and the Midwest. Of course, there are great options for families across the nation, and we've decided to follow up our initial post with a list of the best