Renting in the United States – 2017 Year in Review

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.

Prime Markup: How Much Would Amazon HQ2 Drive Up Rents?

With as many as 100 cities bidding for the Amazon HQ2, Apartment List delved into the data to analyze the impact of the new Amazon headquarters, or “HQ2”, on the housing market. We analyzed the rental markets in 15 metros contending for the “HQ2” and predict rents will rise up to an additional 2 percent per year. The metros most impacted by the influx of Amazon workers are smaller metros with low median wages or metros where building new homes is difficult.