March 22, 2022

Year-Over-Year Rent Price Analysis

The subject of today’s snapshot is Inner Loop, Houston, Texas. Based on our analysis, Inner Loop Houston's year-over-year average rents increased across all bedroom types.

Our standard neighborhood analysis uses a 6-month “LookBack” to establish an average baseline rent. The results from the 6-month LookBack analysis are presented in the tables below for Houston 1–2 bedroom rents from March 1, 2021 – March 1, 2022:


As the table shows, 1BR increased by 7% from last year or $101 more, and the 2BR units increased by 6% from last year or $130 more. As demonstrated by the table, year-over-year performance for Houston saw no significant change in rent prices.


Market Activity: Houston, Texas

Are you interested in investing in Houston, Texas? Location is an important factor to consider when finding a profitable market for a rental property. The key characteristics of a good location include a strong economy, a growing labor force, and high rental demand. Below are some quick facts about the Houston rental market that can help you with your investment analysis and overall decision.

  • Price-to-Rent Ratio
    • Avg 2BR House Price: $392,023 (According to Redfin)
    • Avg Annual 2BR Rent: $25,728 ($2,144 x 12 months)
      • Price-to-Rent Ratio: 15
  • Population Growth:
    • Houston’s population increased by 10% over the last decade from 2010-2022 (According to US Census)
  • Major Companies & Institutions:
    • Occidental Petroleum, ConocoPhillips, Bracewell, ENGIE North America, Schlumberger, GE Packaged Power, Sysco, Halliburton, Quanta Services, KBR, Men’s Wearhouse
  • Employment Growth:
    • Houston’s employment growth increased by 3% from January 2021-January 2022 (According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics)


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