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About Sydney Bennet

Sydney is a Senior Research Associate at Apartment List, where she conducts research on economic trends in the housing market. Sydney previously worked on a U.S. Senate race in Nevada, and has a BA in Economics and Political Science from UC Santa Barbara. Sydney can be reached at sbennet@apartmentlist.com

Apartment List Survey – Terms & Conditions

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: The Apartment List Rent for a Month Drawing (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who complete the Apartment List Renter Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Apartment-List-2018-Survey and who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Apartment List, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to

Best Metros for Dating 2018

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Curious what city holds the key to your heart? The light of your life? A love whose beauty you can just stair at? With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, Apartment List compiled our 2018 list of the best metros for dating, using survey responses from nearly 11,000 singles nationwide. For single renters looking to move in search of Cupid’s arrow bringing them a butter-half they will a-door, read on to find the metros where love is in the air!   Madison, Charleston and Denver are the best metros for dating Madison, Wis., Charleston, S.C., and Denver earn the top three spots

How Does Seasonality Impact Rent Prices?

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Apartment searches and moves follow a seasonal trend, known as seasonality. Searches tick up from December to January and grow steadily to their July peak, while moves increase in March and ramp up dramatically to their peak in August. Renters that start their search at the beginning of the year take longer to move, but still move in at almost the same rate as peak month searchers. Rent prices also follow a seasonal trend, lagging move-ins, tending to peak in late summer/early fall before cooling in the winter months. Renting, like sports and produce, follows predictable seasonal patterns each year,

Renting in the United States – 2017 Year in Review

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Apartment List experts analyze the most important trends in the 2017 rental market and predict their impact in 2018. In 2017, large increases in multifamily stock decreased occupancy rates and helped soften rent growth in many hot markets. Despite increases in overall rental stock, affordability remains a concern for many renters, as the rental stock affordable for low-income renters continues to deteriorate.

2017 Turkey Index

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With Thanksgiving just a gobble days away, it’s time to feast your eyes on the 2017 edition of our annual Apartment List Turkey Index! Thanksgiving is the ultimate celebration of food, family, friends and football – a combination that always makes for lively conversation. If your dinner table is anything like mine, the conversation inevitably turns to a question as old as thyme – how many turkey dinners would it cost to pay our rent? Thankfully, we can now a-maize our guests by answering that question definitively.