Bed:2 - 4 Bath:2 - 4 Sq Ft:786 - 1320
Bed:1 - 2 Bath:1 - 2 Sq Ft:659 - 1032
If you are considering looking for rentals in Austin Texas one of your main concerns may be the price of apartments here. There has been a lot of turmoil in the home market both when buying and renting and the economic situation that we are facing has had prices for Austin rentals fluctuating ever so often. Since prices aren’t constant but pay checks are you will need to find a general idea of what the rental prices in this city are to decide if you should make the move or not.
It is widely known that real estate in Austin is the most expensive in the state of Texas. If you are moving from outside Texas though, you may find the prices reasonable. To get an understanding of the market and what influences the trends let me give you a little background before going into the actual prices for rentals in Austin TX.
You will find a lot of competition on the real estate market whether you are looking to buy or looking for rentals in Austin Texas. In total there are over 6 million housing units comprising of apartments as well as homes and the median house value in the area is around $220, 961. You will find that most residential dwellings are single family houses and detached houses but there are also a number of high rise apartment complexes that account for 36.8% of the total housing units here. You will also find small homes that were turned into apartments, row houses, small apartment buildings and some mobile homes as well as trailers in this beautiful city. You will find that the majority of renters though live in the small detached homes of no more than 2 bedrooms.
Many of the Austin rentals you will find have been built from in the mid 1900s for houses and some as far back as the 70s; newer apartment buildings have been built in our current era. One thing that affects the price of rent of the single family detached apartments is the appreciation rates here in Austin. They have always been approximate to the national average but during last year it has risen above the national average of 7.02%. This is good for homeowners and this can be a determining factor in them lowering the rental prices of their homes. Though its appreciation rate was above the average it was still one of the lowest for the year for the whole country. But still it is about 12% higher than other Texas cities so that is definitely a good thing for those who are seeking Austin apartments.
The bottom line when searching for Austin apartments is to be willing to dedicate up to 1/3 of your salary to your rent alone. You can find places that require a smaller amount of rent but you will have to make compromises. When you start your search you will see exactly what I am talking about. And those apartments that are decently priced will be hard to get into as many of them have extensive waiting lists.
The best thing to do when searching for rentals in Austin TX is to make a list and prioritize, drawing a line on what you can live without and what you can’t. You can then add your self to a waiting list of a better apartment and make do with what you can afford until you can get that ideal place for your perfect home. Whatever you do, do not be disheartened by the prices that you may come upon, just remember that there is an apartment to fit every budget out there where you can live comfortably even if it is just for a while until you find the perfect place to call home at the perfect price.
Apartments in Austin, TX
Bed:1 - 2 Bath:1 - 2 Sq Ft:559 - 1202
Bed:1 - 3 Bath:1 - 2 Sq Ft:700 - 1328
Bed:1 - 3 Bath:1 - 2 Sq Ft:677 - 1468
Bed:1 - 3 Bath:1 - 2 Sq Ft:692 - 1436
Bed:1 - 2 Bath:1 - 2 Sq Ft:600 - 1000