HOUSTON RENTS CONTINUE TO CLIMB INTO 2015

January 15th, 2015

According to new data analysis, Houston’s average apartment rental rates are the second most expensive in Texas and 24th nationwide.  Houston rents averaged $1,040.00 for two-bedroom apartments.  This is an increase of 4.9 percent in Houston apartment rental rates over the previous year. Downtown Houston has the highest rents in Houston with an average above […]

New Downtown Houston Apartments Coming Soon

November 3rd, 2014

The efforts of the Houston Downtown Living Initiative have spurred the development of several new Downtown Houston apartment properties. A report from the Initiative shows that young professionals have shown increased interest in new Downtown Houston apartments due to the convenience of the central location and the numerous social and entertainment outlets available in the […]

New Houston Apartment Construction On The Upswing

October 23rd, 2014

A report from Apartment Data Services shows that several areas have seen growth spurts in new Houston apartment construction. Many neighborhoods inside Loop 610 have seen new Houston apartment complexes either recently completed, under construction or in the proposal stages. The Greater Houston Partnership also reported that the City of Houston saw a 27 percent […]

Movoto Releases Best ZIP Codes Report

October 22nd, 2014

The national real estate blog Movoto recently ranked the best ZIP codes in the country in which to live. The site ranked Houston’s 77005 second, just behind Washington, D.C.’s 20004, at the top of the list. The 77005 ZIP code includes the City of West University Place, a small, posh suburb within the Houston city […]

New Houston Apartment Developments

September 29th, 2014

Since the economic collapse of 2008, Houston has been on the rebound at a faster rate than most of the country. The unprecedented growth in both new companies and new jobs in the area has spurred growth in demand for living spaces. Real estate developers are attempting to meet that growing demand with several new […]

Houston Apartment Rental Rates On The Rise

September 2nd, 2014

According to a recent report from Apartment Data Services, Houston apartment rental rates rose by 8 percent from July 2013 to July 2014. This growth rate for Houston apartment rentals far exceeds the 3 percent annual rise reported in previous years. Much of the increase in monthly rents has been attributed to the explosive job […]

WHAT MAKES AUSTIN COOL

August 28th, 2014

Austin Ranked Among The Best American Cities While it’s true that blogs, newspapers and magazines have published their rankings on the best American cities based on various criteria, the capital city of Texas often scores at or near the top on most of these lists. Along with its top-flight restaurants, savory barbecue joints, body art […]

TOP TEN BBQ PLACES IN HOUSTON

August 7th, 2014

Texans take pride in their barbecue. However, Houston’s reputation as a Texas BBQ center has been overshadowed by Dallas and Austin. That’s all . A new generation of Houston pitmasters are changing Houston’s status across the Lone Star State. Here are the top 10 BBQ hotspots in Houston. 10. Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue For more than 70 […]

8 TIPS FOR LIVING IN AN APARTMENT WITH KIDS

August 1st, 2014

Parents with young children face a variety of stressful situations. Living in an apartment with young children can exacerbate many of those problems. Limits on space, time and money can make for a maddening experience for both parents and children. While sharing an apartment with children can be difficult, it does not need to be […]

CLEAN YOUR APARTMENT AS IF IT WERE YOUR CAR

July 22nd, 2014

Whether you want to do some summer cleaning for vacationing guests, or just looking to spruce up your old place, you may want to look at giving your apartment a thorough cleaning. After the first major cleaning efforts, your apartment will be so much easier to clean each subsequent time. While many people go into […]