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Top 20 Apartment Rental Apps & Sites for Apartment Hunters

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The dynamic evolution of internet and mobile apps have made lives easier big time. From shopping the best LBD to the choicest of wedges to booking flights– everything can be done with one click on the mouse or touchscreen. The same rings true for apartment hunting and prize home tickets. Scores of rental apps and sites have surfaced up online now to make your apartment search more convenient than ever. So, what are the best of apartment rental apps & sites today? Well, the article below offers a sneak peek.


Bustling with 4/4.5 stars, this app offers a streamlined visual to look for suitable rentals. You can make your search based on several categories like bedrooms, rent, pet-friendliness etc. One of the best parts about the app is that it marks all viewed listings grey to avoid repeat views. The app is available for both Android & iOS users.

Apartment Guide

Apartment Guide stands out from the crowd with its cutting-edge 360-degree tours, numerous photos, videos and detailed floorplans. It also sports intuitive icons next to listings to signify amenities. You will the “Plan Commute” aspect of the site which enables you to search for apartment based commute span between your office and apartments.

The site helps with an extensive search engine that enables you to make your search based on a wide range of filters. These include all the basic ones and specialty ones too like specific kinds of apartments- e.g. student housing, military etc. Neighborhood guides are also available.

Coldwell Banker

If you are looking for luxe rentals, this is the site for you. The platform enables you to make your search based on special filters that mostly applies to plush homes- like “smart homes.”


Craiglist caters to all kinds of apartment hunters, regardless of budget and needs. In fact, the site is hailed for some of the best possible deals in the market.

For Rent

The USP of the site lies in its elaborate data about the listings. From amenities to floor plans, you will find every needed data about an apartment here. The site also helps with rental affordability calculator and free of charge moving quotes.

Home Finder

Home Finder is your bare essentials website for apartment hunting which is bustling with a broad range of apartments all across the US. All listings come up with data on neighborhood, age of homeowner and that of the home.

The best part about listings is that it offers listings along with comprehensive information on neighborhood and local schools. The site also offers information on the respective grades of the schools. Basic filters are available as well.


Hotpads scores with its dynamic & extensive search engine meant for rentals in the USA. The app allows you to search based on basic specifications and keywords. It also shows a listing’s proximity to local public transportation. Hotpad even reveals interests expressed on the property and for how long the property had been on the site.

New York Real Times Real Estate

NY Times Real Estate comes with its dedicated search engine which allows you to make your search based on important factors- neighborhood, price range & household size. The site offers elaborate data & reviews on neighborhood & local amenities.


Recently revamped, the app offers an exhaustive rental map with data sourced from leading sites like PadLister, ForRent & Airbnb. The app enables you to check rental affordability per room.


A comprehensive realtor website, it allows searchers to make personalized searches fast & easy. You can initiate search on the basis of standard filters & various amenities. Price comparison facility with apartments close-by is also available.

The app is a savior for those who are migrating to a new city. It extends free of cost moving quotes to address your moving hassles in a foreign city. Apart from this, the app even offers virtual tour on listings to offer a realistic view of your potential apartment. You will love the app’s broad range of filters which helps with a more specified search.


Unlike regular rental apps or sites, this site offers listings straight from the property managers. You will have the facility to check out apartment availability in real-time. Besides, the site will also take care of your rental management like channelization of maintenance requests or online renewal of lease.


The site is one of the top favorites among renters in the USA with its wide range of filters like outdoor space, floorplan etc. It also offers scores or gradations on the listings for an informed assessment based of listing quality, freshness & manager reputation. Price comparison facility is available as well.

Rent Jungle

The app will help you to clear doubts on a deal and show you whether it’s a worthy one or not. It comes with an advanced Rent Comparison feature that helps you to compare the deals. It’s a good app for those looking for military housing.

As the name says, the site is mostly into sublets yet even extends regular rental listings from small landlords. You will be able to make your search based on length of your lease, number of rooms required etc. The site isn’t just limited to the US but caters to all other continents.


One of the most leading apps for apartment search today, Trulia enables you to make your search on the basis of standard filters. Most importantly, it also gives you idea about crime rate, local amenities & commute times with each listing. You will get “Near Transit” icon for cities that sport strong public transportation.


Bustling with data on 110 million+ homes, the app is popular for its extension of rent estimation with each listing. You can find the estimate by typing the zip code of your chosen neighborhood.


Zumper is mostly favored for its elaborate reports on local rental neighborhoods. You will get detailed data on weather, city landmarks & even culture of your chosen place.

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