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Welcome to the May 2021 Houston Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the May 2021 key findings and figures for the Houston rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Houston and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Houston average rent prices in the chart below.
Houston rent prices decreased over the last month. From April to May, the city experienced a -2.56% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Houston one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,066.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from April to May, Houston experienced a -1.69% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Houston two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,340.0.
Rent prices have decreased in Houston over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the Houston suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 5 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Katy, TX, Humble, TX .
Rent decreased in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, Baytown, TX, Tomball, TX, Pasadena, TX.
3 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Houston.
4 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Houston.
Rent growth in Houston over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Houston average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Houston one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's May 2021 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about Houston and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
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Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.