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Queens ranked fifth-most popular area in the country for renters through first half of 2024: report
Queens ranked fifth-most popular area in the country for renters through first half of 2024: report

Jul. 24, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

Queens had the fifth-highest amount of rental activity across the United States through the first half of 2024, according to a report by the real estate searching site RentCafe.

Year-over-year, Queens had a 138% increase in page views on RentCafe from the first half of 2023 to 2024. This significant spike indicates more renters are looking for places to stay within the World’s Borough. It was also the biggest jump among all the places included in the top 10. RentCafe noted that contributing factors that helped set Queens apart from other New York City boroughs are easier commutes to and from school and work and housing options being more affordable when compared to bigger boroughs like Manhattan and Brooklyn.

While inventory of available apartments remains scarce in Queens, there is still overwhelmingly high demand. Over the same period of time, there was a 1% decrease in available apartments, further reflecting more demand to live there than available rentals. People have been working hard to take note of whatever few available units they do find, with saved searches for Queens properties on RentCafe increasing 6% from the first half of last year.

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