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228 Apartments under 800 for rent in Houston, TX

Last updated December 10 at 5:28pm UTC
Siena Courtyards
13503 Northborough Dr
Houston, TX
Updated December 10 at 11:35am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
2 Bedrooms
$755
Park at Voss
2424 S Voss Rd
Houston, TX
Updated December 10 at 1:26pm UTC
Studio
$695
1 Bedroom
$914
2 Bedrooms
$1,170

December 2018 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Houston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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December 2018 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Houston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Houston rent trends were flat over the past month

Houston rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Houston stand at $840 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,030 for a two-bedroom. Houston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rent trends vary across the Houston Metro

While rents prices have increased in Houston over the past year, trends across the rest of the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Houston metro, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Over the past year, Galveston has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,090, while one-bedrooms go for $890.
  • Baytown has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,060, while one-bedrooms go for $860.
  • Pasadena has the least expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $980; rents fell 0.7% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Sugar Land has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,570; rents decreased 0.4% over the past month and 0.7% over the past year.

Houston rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Houston, a few similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Houston is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Austin, 1.9% in San Antonio, and 1.1% in Dallas.
  • Houston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,030 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.7% increase in Houston.
  • While Houston's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Houston than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than three times the price in Houston.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Houston $840 $1,030 0.1% 0.7%
Pasadena $800 $980 -0.7% 0.3%
Pearland $1,090 $1,330 -0.5% -0.2%
League City $1,230 $1,500 -0.5% -0.3%
Sugar Land $1,280 $1,570 -0.4% -0.7%
Baytown $860 $1,060 0.0% 1.5%
Conroe $880 $1,080 0.1% 1.4%
Spring $1,110 $1,360 -0.5% 1.5%
Galveston $890 $1,090 -1.4% -1.4%
Texas City $870 $1,070 -0.6% -0.1%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.