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Apartment Search Tips - Before You Begin Your Search

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 )

Houston Neighborhoods Where Rents Rose and Fell the Most in 2016

Visit AptExpert.com to start your apartment search - Houston, Pasadena, League City, Galleria - all areas, free apartment locator service! Nov 28, 2016
Houston apartment rents have largely stagnated amid aglut of new projects opening during the oil slump.
The average apartment rent across the Bayou City inched up just 1.3 percent year over year to $981 per month (average), according toTranswestern’s2016 Houston Trendlines report.

Apartment developers and operators areoffering between two and three months of free rentto 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!

Houston apartment rents are down, but not for everyone
                           ByKatherine Feser
       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.

Anticipated Amenities at these Washington Corridor and Midtown Houston Area Apartments!

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

Hot & Trending Areas in Houston for Apartment Search - Downtown Houston, Montrose, River Oaks, EADO

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 . . . ?

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
$50
(Non-refundable fee paid by each applicant for verification of information).

These Houston school districts will get you the best education for your buck!

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

Best Places For Young Families to Live In Texas


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;

Houston Apartment News - local economists and developers weigh in amid the oil slump!

How is Houston's apartment market during the oil slump? The answer depends on whom you ask.
Brand New - Houston Luxury Apartment 500 Crawford - a Finger Company Development.

Apartment developers and economists weighed in on Houston’s multifamily market at theHouston Apartment Association’s annual state of the industry event on Jan. 26.

Generally, developers painted a more upbeat picture of Houston’s multifamily market while economists delivered sobering statistics and forecasts for 2016. Here is how Houston’s apartment market is faring, from the view of economists and developers:

Apartments have changed! Luxury apartments in Houston and Surrounding Areas.

"Apartments" have changed - they are no longer the standard garden style apartment for rent with a pool, and a small gym, if you were really lucky! There is a new standard of construction - not just to attract the young professional apartment dweller but to attract anyone that's concerned about our environment, or being health conscious, or that wants to entertain their friends without leaving the apartment and having to go out to a restaurant or entertainment venue!