For our first ever Padmapper Canada Rent Report, we analyzed hundreds of thousands of listings to identify the 25 most expensive cities for renters across the country. Rankings are based on the median price of a one bedroom apartment in each city this May. Top 5 Most Expensive Rental Markets 1. Vancouver, BC topped our study as the most expensive city for renters in Canada, maintaining a strong margin over second place, Toronto. The median one bedroom rent this May was $1,700, while the median two bedroom was $2,780. Prices did however see a softening in the past month, dropping 2.3% and 0.7% for one and two bedroom units, respectively. 2. Toronto, ON commanded prices of $1,320 for a one bedroom and $1,650 for a two bedroom. Rent trends were mixed over the past month, as one bedrooms increased 1.5%, while two bedrooms dropped 1.2%. 3. Victoria, BC saw rents jump for both unit types this May. The city narrowly beat out Calgary for third place on our list, with a median one … [Read more...] about Padmapper Canada Rent Report: June 2016
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Hi guys, continuing with the work of bringing the new site back up to parity with the old in terms of filtering functionality, I've just released a new version of the site that includes the old No Fee and Max Listing Age filters. One thing to note on the max age filter, it filters based on the date when the listing was first added, rather than when it was last updated. If something was posted 100 days ago, it may still be available - many big complexes constantly have openings, and just update their listings daily to reflect pricing over time. The max age filter will, unfortunately, filter those out. So, just be careful with the power we're giving you :-) No-Fee filters out listings that we're sure have a fee, but there may be some that are tagged incorrectly. Please feel free to flag inaccurate listings. Keep the feedback coming, and we'll keep improving the new site! Thanks very much for your patience in the meantime. Happy hunting! Eric … [Read more...] about No-Fee and Max Listing Age Filters are Back
Hi everyone, fulltext search is back! Next up, no-fee and filter by age. Sorry they didn't make the relaunch. A little primer on how the fulltext search works. If you just put some words into the box, it'll require that ALL of those words appear in the ad. If you want to do something a bit more nuanced, there's a pretty advanced query syntax you can use to get exactly what you want. To get listings that include one OR the other, put a pipe character | between the words. ex: bath | tub | garage will get listings that include any of the words bath, tub, or garage. To only get listings that DON'T include a word, put a minus - or exclamation point ! in front of the word. ex: -basement will exclude listings that mention the word basement If you want to match a phrase, like "hot tub", put quotes around the phrase. Let's say I want a hot tub, but I don't know how it'll be written, so I need to include a couple spellings. ex: "hot tub" | hottub will get either … [Read more...] about Fulltext Search Filter is Back!
Hi everyone, I’m very excited to announce that PadMapper has joined forces with a much larger (27 person) and much better resourced startup – Zumper! I’m guessing that many readers of this aren’t very familiar with PadMapper, and there’s no reason anyone would know anything about the company’s inner workings, so I’ll start by saying a little about us. Our main goal so far has been to provide a search engine for apartment listings, with the long-term goal of going beyond that to Make Apartment Hunting Suck Less (tm). It started as a hobby project of mine in the summer of 2008, and grew organically to consume all of my time by winter 2009. We’re not one of the stereotypical startups you hear about all the time in the Silicon Valley press, raising tons of money, driving around in Ferraris, and complaining about only having three options of catered lunch. PadMapper is a very small company – we had only 3 full timers and 1 part timer when we were acquired by Zumper. Until a year … [Read more...] about PadMapper is Joining Zumper
1. Montclair - 1 bed, 1 bath, $895 View listing on PadMapper Recently remodeled, this one bedroom apartment in Montclair boasts lustrous hardwood floors and large windows in the living room, granite countertops and modern backsplash in the kitchen, and new tile flooring and a shiny tub in the bathroom. Comfortable and cozy, this home is great for a couple or a single professional looking for modern amenities at an affordable price. There is even an assigned parking spot outside. 2. Highland - 2 bed, 1 bath, $1,350, $675 a person View listing on PadMapper Bright and spacious, this two bedroom apartment in Highland offers stainless steel appliances and wooden block counters in the kitchen, ample closet space in the bedrooms, and a quirky blue tub in the bathroom. Glossy hardwood floors and large windows run throughout the home. Although this apartment is located in a gated community, the surrounding neighborhood is trendy and upcoming with tons of small eateries and … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Affordable Denver Apartments on Padmapper Right Now