A survey from Apartments.com to determine what renters want concluded that the five most-desirable amenities this summer are:

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony, deck, patio, porch or yard
  • On-site swimming Pool
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Internet access

More than 45 percent said they have decided against renting an apartment because it lacked an in-unit laundry and/or air conditioning.

More than 35 percent said location and neighborhood are the most important factors in their choice of where to live. The size of the apartment is the next more important factor -- with 19 percent saying bigger is better.

Source: Apartments.com (08/24/2009)