Monday, December 21, 2020

Zumper is Your One-Stop-Shop for All Housing Rentals

When my husband and I were moving to Connecticut in 2012, we needed to secure housing before we made the move from New York City.  Eight years ago, there wasn't all of the housing and rental databases like there is today.  We didn't have Facebook Marketplace where you could advertise an apartment or house rental.  There also was no localized town/state Facebook pages where people could share their rentals either.  Jay and I worked with a realtor initially and then utilized Craigslist where we found an apartment being rented from the owner.  It would have been extremely helpful and convenient to have an entire database at our disposal of housing rentals.

Zumper is used by millions of renters to find houses, rooms, condos or apartments for rent.  You can easily apply online for the housing of your choice too.  Simply submit digital rental applications and credit reports with Zumper's screening service, powered by TransUnion.  Zumper is primarily located in most major cities.

The website offers quality listings that are updated in real-time, so you'll always see new rentals on Zumper first.  Whether you're looking for a 1 bedroom pet-friendly apartment, or a 3 bedroom condo, you can easily find exactly what you're looking for.  Zumper allows you to filter by location, price range, bedroom count, pet-friendly, or amenity.  You're also able to set an alert to get notifications when a new listing is posted.  It's never been easier to find housing quickly and securely.  I know I would have loved a one bedroom apartment with a gym and a pool when I was renting! 

If you're looking to move to the Portland, Oregon area I have some helpful stats for you for their current housing market.  A one bedroom apartment in Portland, OR rent prices on average is $1,395/a month.  There are currently 1,889 apartments for rent in Portland which is wonderful because it gives you a lot to choose from! Of course, narrow down your specific needs to see what is exactly available for you.  If you prefer to live with roommates in a bigger apartment, you can get much more bang for your buck when the rent is split.

If you're curious about housing statistics, recent data by Zumper shows 46% of households are renter-occupied and 54% are owner-occupied households.  I was surprised to see the split was not that far apart! Once you make the move to Portland make sure to find out the best brunch places and coffee shops that will be closest to you.  Portland is known for fabulous brunches and delicious coffee.  You'll fall in love quickly with the beautiful city filled with restaurants, shops, and many exciting adventures.  Welcome to Portland, your new home!


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