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A new survey by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)/Kingsley Associates analyzed data from nearly 120,000 apartment residents across the country. The study shows the amenities that renters want the most and are willing to pay for. The results match what some apartment experts have observed for years. Residents value some amenities at their apartment buildings much more than others.

 

Top Lease Decision Factors:

  • Location/Convenience
  • Floorplan/Layout
  • Rent
  • Property Appearance

 

Top 5 Community Amenities:

  • Parking – 94%
  • Pool – 83%
  • Fitness Center -82%
  • Secured Community Access – 80%
  • Recycling – 80%

Top 5 Home Amenities:

  • High Speed Internet – 94%
  • Walk-in Closet – 89%
  • Soundproof Walls – 88%
  • Patio or Balcony – 87%
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit – 87%