My dear friend moved to the United States last year before this health crisis started and I was so happy she was coming to live in California. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, her plans to stay near me didn't work out and suddenly she had to move to another state.
Luckly for us, we found out about a website that helps people all over the US find their perfect home. Zumper is used by millions of renters to find houses, rooms, condos, or apartments for rent. The website has great tools available, one we loved was all the information available about the different neighborhoods.
Zumper is a great resource in Houston, Texas. My friend was happy to see that the website has a great rental search tool and it is updated daily and in real-time, so you know you won't be disappointed that the place you were looking at is already gone.
Since I live in California, I didn't know anything about prices of housing in Houston, but Zumper had as covered with tips and information, so we knew if we were getting a good price for the properties we were looking at.
We learned that the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment apartment in Houston, TX is currently $1,072. Compared to last year, the average rent price has remained flat.
Something super cool about Zumper is that you can utilize filters to find what you really need. For example you can filter by location, price range, bedroom count, pet-friendly, or amenity and set an alert to get notifications when a new listing is posted.
When we were doing our research we found out that there were a total of 9375 apartments for rent available in Houston, TX. Of those, 1-Bedroom apartments were the most common, with a total of 4559 listings available. 4-Bedroom apartments were the least common, with a total of 316 listings available. You'll also find that houses and apartments in Houston, TX range from affordable to luxury.
Thanks to Zumper we were able to locate a few places, my friend completed the online application, was able to book viewing of the places on one day to make her selection and she found a great place near her new job. She is very happy with how easy the process is. in case you were wondering, even though she is single, we were able to find a two bedroom apartment for a great price, because, well, you know I will be visiting her when is it safe to travel again!
If you ever have to move, I would recommend using Zumper to find a place, they even have short term rent properties listed, just in case you are just moving for work for a short period of time.