As the number of renters in the United States continues to grow across all age groups — from Millennials to seniors — more apartment-finding apps and websites enter the market to meet the demand. Our Springs management team has compiled a list of some of the top online and digital apartment-finding tools.
The leading apartment rental search engine includes the Polygon feature that lets you draw an outline around your desired neighborhood, while My Commute filters listings by the areas in which you spend the most time. High-resolution photos and HD videos make you feel as though you're right there on-site. Apartments.com is available as a free app for Android and iOS.
How much rent can you afford? ForRent has a handy function that allows you to calculate your optimum budget. Local area guides provide detailed information about climate, cost of living, top neighborhoods and other features of major cities across the country. Sign up for their newsletter highlighting tips and tricks of apartment living. ForRent is available as a free app for Android and iOS.
You may think you've found your dream apartment, but are you really getting a good deal? Rent Jungle has a useful function that allows you to enter the city, size of the apartment, rent and quality of building to find out how it compares to average rents in the same area. You also get a list of nearby apartments that fit similar criteria. Rent Jungle is available as a free app for Android and iOS.
You'll find plenty of variety on MyNewPlace, which boasts more than 6 million listings across the United States and partners with FourSquare to find points of interest in specific neighborhoods. The site also features a convenient link to free quotes from moving companies. MyNewPlace is available as a free app for Android and iOS.
Zillow is the top online real estate database and they have an app that focuses exclusively on rental listings. Save your search criteria and get an instant notification when a matching apartment becomes available. Contact landlords and property managers through the app and they are added to your Favorites list with a note so you can keep track. Zillow Rentals is available as a free app for Android and iOS.
Let's face it: paperwork's a hassle and it's bad for the environment. Zumper lets you create a digital rental application form along with your credit report and stores it securely. Use it with listings that are marked "Instant Apply" or email it to a landlord or property manager. All listings are verified for authenticity and updated in real time. Zumper is available as a free app for Android and iOS.