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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.
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•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?
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•What lease term are you able to sign? ( Best price and possible special almost always offered with a 12+ month lease term )
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.
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;