An online apartment ratings company today announced the results for a study of the most "renter-friendly" communities in the country. Raleigh, N.C., topped the list, followed by Ann Arbor, Mich.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Kalamazoo, Mich., according to the ApartmentRatings.com study. The Web site provides an independent forum for renters to share their thoughts about their apartments. More than 8 million renters use the site, which has more than 280,000 unique reviews and covers about 50,000 properties across the nation, ApartmentRatings.com reported. The study uses satisfaction information from thousands of renters, combined with information from the U.S. Census Bureau about apartment vacancy rates and affordability. ApartmentRatings.com used the information to create...
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