The United States’ eighth-largest city is the 12th most expensive for renters, said a study released this week by real estate website Zumper.San Diego’s ranking was unchanged since the website’s report last month. The most expensive places for renters are San Francisco, New York, San Jose, Boston and Los Angeles.Zumper said the median rent for a one-bedroom in San Diego was $1,590 a month, up 6 percent in a year, and $2,160 a month for a two-bedroom, up 6.4 percent in a year.The cheapest place for renters is Toledo, Ohio, with a monthly rent of $480 for a one-bedroom and $580 for a two-bedroom. San Francisco stayed the most expensive place with $3,370 a month for a one-bedroom and $4,500 for a two-bedroom. The Zumper study should be taken with a grain of salt because it does not look at the cities’ median household income in relation to rent.San Diego County is not the worst place in California for renters — even though it feels like it to many of us. … [Read more...] about San Diego is 12th most expensive city for renters, study says
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Boston moved up two spots to be the third most expensive market for renters in the country, according to a report released Monday by Zumper, the apartment rental site. In June 2018, Zumper ranked Boston fifth — behind San Francisco, New York, San Jose, and Los Angeles — with a median rent of $2,300 for a one-bedroom unit. Now only San Francisco and New York are costlier than Boston, which has a median rent of $2,500 for a one-bedroom apartment — a year-over-year increase of 8.7 percent. The median cost to rent a two-bedroom unit here is $2,850, according to the report. The top 10 most expensive rental markets in the United States, according to the report, are: San Francisco ($3,700) New York ($2,980) Boston ($2,500) San Jose ($2,430) Los Angeles ($2,250) Oakland ($2,240) Washington, D.C. ($2,210) Seattle (1,880) Miami ($1,790) Santa Ana, Calif. ($1,780) If you are looking to relocate somewhere more affordable, Apartment Guide came out Monday with its list of the Top … [Read more...] about Report ranks Boston as the third most expensive city for renters
Where do the wealthiest 1% really live and where are they flocking to? Realtor.com set out to find the most expensive neighborhoods in every state. Allison Underhill, provided by Published 5:00 am CST, Monday, February 25, 2019 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Photo: Realtor.com Photo: Realtor.com Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Birmingham, AL ZIP code: 35223 Median home list price: $611,612 Photo: Realtor.com The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State in America 1 / 23 Back to Gallery We're curious. … [Read more...] about The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State in America
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bryan Marquard Globe Staff February 26, 2019 Harold Brown liked to tell the story of growing up so poor that his immigrant mother padlocked the icebox between meals to keep her seven hungry children from pilfering food the family would need for its next meal.Years later he was faring better. In the mid-1950s, fresh from the success of building a doughnut shop chain, he bought his first rental property — a Commonwealth Avenue apartment building. One purchase led to another as he created a formidable real estate empire that his company estimates at $2.3 billion. One of Boston’s most storied landlords and entrepreneurs, including a few chapters he probably would have liked to forget, Mr. Brown was 94 when he died Sunday in his Brookline home of congestive heart failure. Advertisement “They’re tough,” he sometimes said of the many … [Read more...] about Harold Brown, who built an expansive real estate empire, dies at 94
People with their sights set on living in Waltham should prepare for rising rents. Zumper, an apartment-listing website, calculated the median rent in 16 Massachusetts cities in Eastern and Central Massachusetts in December 2018. Waltham’s median rent of $2,180 for a one-bedroom and $2,550 for a two-bedroom reflects roughly a 16 percent increase over what was paid in December 2017, according to the report. The city continues to have the fastest-growing rent in the region. For one-bedrooms, Worcester (a 15.7 percent increase year over year) and Medford (a 10.7 percent jump) were second and third on the list. For two-bedrooms, Lowell (a 15.8 percent increase) and Worcester (a 15.4 percent jump) came in second and third. Cambridge remained the priciest place to rent ($2,500 for a one-bedroom and $2,930 for a two-bedroom). For a one-bedroom, that reflects a year-over-year increase of 4.2 percent. For a two-bedroom, it’s a 2.3 percent drop. Boston was second-most-expensive city … [Read more...] about What are the most affordable, expensive cities for renters?