How to Compare Rent Rates in Your Area Using Rentometer

MakeUseOf | 11/14/2019 | Shianne Edelmayer
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Are you planning on renting a new apartment? Are you already in an apartment, but your monthly cash flow—and your ability to pay your rent—is an issue? Do you feel like you’re paying too much?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then rising rental rates are probably a big concern for you. But how do you find out whether or not your rent is too high? A simple solution is to use the very useful website Rentometer.

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Here’s what it is, how to use it, and some additional tools you can check out if “rent o meter” doesn’t do the job.

What Is Rentometer and Why Should You Use It?

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Rentometer used to be a free to use web application that helped you analyze whether or not your rent was too high. You didn’t need to create any accounts on the website to use it, but since then the format has changed.

Now, is a subscription-based website.

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A lot of the time when people see the word “subscription,” they’ll ask “is Rentometer free or does it have a free option?”

While you can access some of Rentometer’s basic functions without paying, you can only use them a few times before the website will block you from searching for rental information.

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When you reach your limit, you’ll get a warning similar to this:

After you hit your limit, you’ll need to sign up for a Rentometer PRO subscription to continue using the service. There is a free trial for this subscription, too, but like the search limit, it only lasts for so long.

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A good reason why you should use Rentometer: It’s one of the fastest ways to find out what the standard rent is like in your area. The website also offers rental comparisons for real estate agents and landlords who want to see if their...
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