Norfolk, Va. — ForRent.com releases amenity research.
Norfolk, Va. — ForRent.com has just published research about which apartment amenities can make the biggest difference to renters. Among them are rooms with a view, with unobstructed views yielding an approximately 12 percent higher premium than those without. Even the direction your apartment faces can affect the value, according to the site. South-, east- and west-facing apartments are more valuable than those facing north because of sun exposure. According to the conventional multifamily renters surveyed, high-speed internet was by far the most important amenity, with in-suite washers and dryers, a fitness room and package drop-off and storage following behind.