Approximately 37 percent of Americans live in rented units. Some prefer the relative mobility that the rental allows, while others prefer the ability to call the landlord when things break. Some rent by choice, others by necessity because they can’t afford the down payment to buy a home or qualify for a mortgage.
Whatever the reason, most of us are renters at some point in our lives, and as with everything related to real estate, location is a big determinant of how much we are going to spend on our housing.
Here is a sample of what we found in rental markets in some cities along HuffPost Listen to America Bus tour route. H/T is special for our friends at Realtor.com to help them compile this list.
This is what you can rent for $600 a month…
Tucson is home to the University of Arizona which has a student population of 44,000. As is often the case in large university towns, the rental market has pockets of distortion caused by supply and demand from students. Students often share inflated housing for nine or 10 months’ rent during the school year.
this is Two-bedroom unit on the first floor With central air conditioning $650 a month. Both bedrooms are 11 x 15; The kitchen is 13 x 17, and there is a communal sink in the basement. The unit is one of four units in a corner stand-alone home in the Silver Spring residential neighborhood.
this is A two-bedroom unit on the upper floor of a duplex It has an updated kitchen and bathroom. There is an attached garage, the tenant pays for all utilities including water. It is located on a dead end road and overlooks a beautiful wooded valley. (The listing indicates that potential renters who smoke, have or are dependent on pets Section 8 For housing assistance will not be accepted. Section 8 is the federal rental assistance program for very low-income renters, seniors, and/or disabled renters.)
What don’t you love about a brand new one? For rates starting at $643 a month, One bedroom units in this new mega complex Includes access to a sparkling pool and other amenities. Suitable for children, if the swing on the playground indicates this.
Do not miss the title of Odessa – Jackrabbit Capital of Texas or Jackrabbit-Roping Capital of Texas – It scares you away. This small city with a population of about 160,000 people is ranked highly Forbes list of places with strong job growth.
The Detroit housing market has historically required a little bit of vision and belief. Forbes says now Detroit has one of the most undervalued housing markets in the country, and savvy investors should look into it seriously. this is Three bedroom brick house Available to rent for $665 per month. Pets are negotiable but earning an income is not. Tenants must show that they gross three times the monthly rent in income and pass a background check. Two bedrooms in a spacious 2000 square feet area. New carpet and fireplace.
This is what you can rent for $1,000 a month in…
New Orleans is everyone’s favorite second chance city, with stunning architecture and deep, colorful historical roots. This is the Beautiful renovation with balcony on the second floor. The 950-square-foot home was renovated using federal funds (part of Neighborhood Stability Program 2a federal program that helps neighborhoods affected by foreclosures and abandonment, and must be rented to someone whose income is no more than 80 percent of the area’s median income).
this is two storey house – One of five units – located in a gated complex. The unit features tiled floors, granite counters, recessed lighting and a shared balcony on the second floor. It has one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms and is ready to move in.
this is The three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom home was renovated in 2015. It is close to shopping, schools and public transportation. It looks as chic as a pin on the inside, with new paint, carpet and flooring.
This three-bedroom brick house has a stone fireplace and wood paneling. It’s pet friendly and has recent updates throughout. There is a large dining kitchen with stainless appliances and plenty of cupboards. The house has a separate garage for one car and a gated backyard with a patio. Pets are acceptable.
This is what you can rent for $1,500 a month…
a Three bedroom house without exterior maintenance The tenant has to worry about it. The unit features an open plan with corner fireplace, a large kitchen with island, a large master bedroom, a bathroom with a two-person jetted bathtub and a large walk-in wardrobe. There are ceramic floors in the kitchen, foyer, and sink, both bathrooms, and built-in stereo speakers in the master bedroom. Snow removal and park maintenance are carried out by the association. Pets and smoking are prohibited in the house.
this is updated, The well-maintained, landscaped, traditional two-storey house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. It supports wood and features a cozy wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves, new carpeting, a new deck, and new double-paned windows. There is an additional room above the two-car garage that could function as a fourth bedroom.
Charleston, South Carolina
As with many things, the cost can sometimes be driven by emotions. In this case, the withdrawal on the wallet comes from a file Original wood floors, clawfoot tub, balcony and fireplace ornate master bedroom.
This apartment is on the second floor Completely renovated It has three bedrooms and one bathroom. New coat of paint, dark wood floors and wood trim throughout. New stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and plenty of cabinet space in the kitchen. There is a high-efficiency washer/dryer included in the basement for renter use and it is within walking distance of neighborhood restaurants and bars. A monthly household income of at least $4,185 is required. Pets are negotiable for $300 per pet and additional monthly pet rent of $40 per pet.