Unfortuneately, this data can be obscured in a myiad of ways.
For instance, a condo is advertised at $2,000 a month. And it gets rented at $2,000 a month.
What you may not know is the first month was FREE and there was a $1,500 move in allowance and the optional rec club membership is prepaid. .
What did the condo REALLY rent for?
It is IMPERATIVE for these landlords or propety managers to support the $2,000 a month rate. To be able to advertise the monthly rate IS $2,000. The ramifications are significant. I've noticed a lot of "FREE RENT" signs in my area.
There is not and should not be any website that exposes the details of the private contract between a landlord, investor or owner and the tenant. Some property managment companies DO report to credit bureaus that can make this information avaiable to those subcribing to services such as those provided by CoreLogic. Apartment complexes and government run housing have different obligations.
Your most reliable resource is the community of real estate professionals who engage in property management activities. If you have an agent who knows the rental market, you should be fully aware, the internet and cell phones are eveywhere. She can help you out.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Not everyone will respond, but some will. Two or three responses may give you an average rent that you can work with.
Johnson and Johnson Team Realty