Apartment Trends

Is the American Dream getting a makeover? RENTCafe experts analyzed a ton of data pertaining to apartment renting, and it confirmed a trend already evident around the nation. Many Americans are starting new households, downsizing from large homes, the appeal of a simpler, apartment life is...

What Do Gen Y Renters Expect?

How do apartment managers attract and keep up with tech-savvy Gen Y renters? What amenities are they looking for? Here’s one key: upgrades. They view rental communities just like their cars and smartphones– having the ability to constantly change and be upgraded. So what do “upgrades” look...

Is Buying Cheaper Than Renting?

With the market seemingly recovering, the cost of rental homes is rising. Is it smarter to buy or rent? A new study indicates that in 98 out of 100 U.S. housing markets, buying may actually be the more affordable option. According to data from the real...

Try Before You Buy – the New Way for Potential Homeowners?

With banks being so stringent about homeowner loans, consumers are finding more and more that they need a back up plan. Enter the growing popularity of the lease to own option. Lease to own requests are most common in hard-hit markets where foreclosures have driven down...