Top 5 Most Expensive Rental Markets 1. Vancouver, BC continued to be the most expensive city for renters in Canada, with a median one bedroom rent of $1,740 and a median two bedroom rent of $2,750. Unlike the steady decline in rents in May, our study shows that trends this month were mixed, as one bedroom prices increased 2.4% but two bedroom prices decreased -1.1%. 2. Toronto, ON stayed in second place despite steady growth in one and two bedroom rent prices by 2.3% and 4.2%, respectively. The median price of a two bedroom apartment in Toronto was $1,720, which does not even cover the cost of an one bedroom apartment in Vancouver. This highlights the significant gap between Vancouver and Toronto rent prices. 3. Calgary, AB overtook Victoria for third place on our list, recovering from the slight dip in rent prices in May. One bedroom rents grew 3.7% to $1,110, while two bedroom rents grew 3.1% to $1,340. 4. Victoria, BC dropped to fourth place in June, thanks to the -2.3% … [Read more...] about PadMapper Canada Rent Report: July 2016
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
Price per bedroom is back! Any other features that are sorely missed? … [Read more...] about And One More
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