The Top 5 Reasons to Rent An Apartment:
1)Flexibility and Less Risk- it's less costly and much quicker to buy out of an apartment lease, and you don't have to sell your house first; no tax or insurance increases year after year; less of a problem if you need to move due to job transfer or move quickly for a variety of reasons.
2)More Bang For Your Buck- enjoy an array of custom interior custom finishes and features; location, location, location skip that traffic, your lifestyle, friends, dining and hot entertainment spots can be just minutes from your apartment; say goodbye to gym membership fees with state of the art fitness facilities for a better you; make new friends or entertain and impress your old friends with amenities such as rooftop social lounges, firepits, game and sports rooms and resort style pools; have a pet park right out your door with washing station and agility equipment - the amenities you can enjoy are all depending on the apartment you choose; less money upfront for renting, actually there are select apartments offering 2 months free rent + other deals!
In today’s apartment rental market, most renters will agree - good apartments are hard to find in the Houston and surrounding areas. Oh, there are plenty of good apartments to be found, but this definition pertains to good and low priced apartments! You know what I mean, what rents were just a few years ago! Rents today are considerably higher than just a few years ago! There are many reasons for this - demand increased, limited availability at the time. So, for the homeowners that lost their homes to foreclosure or were forced into a quick sale due to being upside down or a lost job, damaged their credit, most turned to renting apartments.
Apartment Search Tips– Think about what you want before you start your search and it will be a much easier task.
•What can you afford, what do you want to spend on apartment rent monthly - take into consideration electricity, trash, water, pet rent is an additional fee?
( Most apartment communities require your income to equal 3 times the monthly rent, pre-tax/gross )
•What lease term are you able to sign? ( Best price and possible special almost always offered with a 12+ month lease term )
Nov 28, 2016
The average apartment rent across the Bayou City inched up just 1.3 percent year over year to $981 per month (average), according toTranswestern’s
2016 Houston Trendlines report.
Apartment developers and operators areoffering between two and three months of free rent
to entice renters to live in new Class A luxury apartment projects, which were planned when oil prices were above $100 a barrel and Houston was creating more than 100,000 new jobs a year.
Houston apartment rents are down, but not for everyone
Updated 11:59 am, Thursday, September 22, 2016
The glut of new apartments is dragging down average rents in Houston, with rent in August falling the most in six years, a new report showed.
Not everyone is getting relief, however, as renters in suburban markets with concentrations of older complexes saw the highest rent increases, Axiometrics reported.
New Luxury Apartments - California Style Mid Rises with two levels community parking garage.
- Nest Smart Thermostats
- Built-in speakers/sound system with select
- Soft-close drawers
- Top floor Penthouses w/wine chiller & wine rack
- Upgraded stainless-steel appliances
- Vegas resort-style pool w/cabanas & TVs,a
sun-shelf and outdoor grills
- Fitness center & separate yoga and spin room with Matrix equipment, on-demand workout systems andPeloton stationary bikes just like SoulCycle Houston
The biggest draw of thedowntown Houstonarea is proximity to jobs. Houston is America’s fourth largest city, and sprawls in every direction. Dozens of large companies, including Chevron and Shell, are located downtown, and living nearby eliminates an exasperating commute on the city’s frequently crowded highways. This being said, there’s a healthy contingent of people moving downtown for the lifestyle who work in employment clusters elsewhere, with the knowledge that their commute will be in the opposite direction of most others’ and therefore a whole lot quicker.
Did You Know when you lease an apartment in Houston . . . ?
There are fees to apply for an apartment, and every occupant over the age of 18 must also have a background check!
“One Time Fees”
(These fees may be required to be in money order/cashier’s check form, unless credit card/online payments are accepted upfront prior to occupancy).
Examples of Fees:
Application Fee per adult, may be higher for married couple
(Non-refundable fee paid by each applicant for verification of information).
Here's How These Houston School Districts Ranked - The Best Bank For Your Buck!
Katy Independent School District, A+
Friendswood Independent School District, A+
Pearland Independent School District, A+
Clear Creek Independent School District, A+
Humble Independent School District, A
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, A
Klein Independent School District, A
Spring Branch Independent School District, A
Tomball Independent School District, A
Fort Bend Independent School District, A
NerdWallet released a new study in early October that lists
the Best Places for Young Families in Texas. NerdWallet used the following
factors for this study: public school excellence, home affordability (Includes apartment
rent affordability) , growth and prosperity.Data was reviewed for 111 places
in Texas; only cities with a population over 25,000 residents were analyzed. Three
Bay Area cities were listed in the Top 15, showing that younger families are
settling in smaller cities. Friendswood rated as #2;