Houston’s been gaining traction as an actually cool place to visit for a couple of years now, and as a Houstonian, it’s YOUR job to keep that reputation alive and valid. Sure, you can take a three-hour tram tour of the Johnson Space Center or spend all day checking out the city’s many, many museums, but we’re pretty sure your friend is never coming back if that’s all you do. Instead, take ‘em out to some of our best restaurants to show off Houston’s culinary prowess… and then go to some of our best bars, where they’ll surely forget the names of our best restaurants.
Check it out! Houston crowned America's 'city of the future' in new best in U.S. ranking
June 18, 2018
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Houston apartment rents keep climbing
Greater Houston’s October average rent price was the highest in two years, a new report shows.According to real estate technology and analytics firm RealPage Inc. (Nasdaq: RP), the average monthly rent for the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area in October was $1,105 — $19 more than the previous month and $30 more than a year earlier. It’s the area's highest rent level since October 2015.Overall, the metro area experienced a 2.8 percent rent increase compared to the same month last year, but some submarkets doubled or nearly doubled that.
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!
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 )
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
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
Houston, long touted for its cheap cost of living, has crossed the threshold of housing unaffordability, according to a new Rice University report. Rice’s Shell Center for Sustainability released its fifth sustainability report, which looked at housing affordability, among other issues like quality of life in Houston. Lester King, a research fellow at the Shell Center, authored the report, which was released Sept. 30. The report found that Houston ranks at No. 26 among major cities nationally for affordable housing and transportation costs.
If you're a Trivia Buff -
Houston looks to be on its way to becoming the
country's third-largest city.
Growth in Chicago, which currently holds the
title of the 3rd largest city, slowed to a crawl in 2014, based on recently-released estimates from the
U.S. Census Bureau.
Meanwhile in Houston, the strong population
growth for which it's known continued to persist.
"It isn't possible - it's probable that Houston
will grow to be the country's third largest city," said Dowell Myers, a
demographer at University of Southern California.