Do you need to prelease an apartment in Austin to be ready when you get here?
We are experienced in helping people do just that. We can advise you on the local apartment communities, neighborhoods, commute times, and even show you photos, floor plans, and 360 degree views. This way you can feel comfortable with your decision and secure in your move without an expensive house hunting trip.
Just ask us how.
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A. Can you send me a list of apartments in Austin?
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a true updated list of available Austin apartment rentals. There are hundreds of rental management and private owners in town, without an MLS type system. Which is why we exist - because it is .a overwhelming task to do it yourself. Therefore we have no correlated list available that we can send you. You can always check our website for an updated selection (but it only lists a small percentage of what available apartments in Austin we have) . Anyone who says they have a list of apartments actually has a limited database of the units - the ones that will work with them on a smaller commission when they "send" you to apartments on that list, without checking availability - MOST OF WHICH DO NOT HAVE AVAILABILITY OF UNITS MEETING YOUR CRITERIA.
The main reason a list wouldn't help you is that it doesn't show what is available! Availability of units for a particular price, area, etc. literally change daily. Our job is to do the legwork for you, and find the best ones available using your criteria so you can pick from the top ones. Otherwise, you might as well use the yellow pages as a "list". We are full service professional real estate agents, like Realtors
Q. How else can you help me?
We can advise you on all aspects of your search, and find those "hard to find" properties that have:
- Unique Floorplans - roommate plans, extra closet space,
- New Luxury properties, gated, energy efficient
- Specific amenities - Gas cooking, dog parks, townhome style, condo specs, garages
- Unique Units or exteriors - lofts, townhouses, yards, duplexes
- Big dog pet friendly communities including breed specific policies
- Move-in Specials - $0 move-in , 1/2, 1 even 2 months Free
- Pre-leases and waiting lists
- Short Term leases (and the ones with the smallest upcharges)
- Special issues - damaged credit
- Bus lines, estimated commuting times, maps
Q. Why are there no addresses listed in your ads?
A. In order to receive credit for leasing the property, we have to show you the property. In order to give you the most choices, we work all open listings, not just ours.(we work with well over 95% of the complexes in town) In some cases, we can meet you at the property to make it easy on you. Or in some situations (like a long distance, sight unseen rental) , register you ahead of time, so we would not have to be there, but we have to arrange this before you look at the property.
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Current News Articles
ALN - First Quarter, 2014 Austin Occupancy rates, rents, trends
Some of the hotter markets like Austin and Dallas-Ft. Worth in 2013 experienced a chill at the end of the year.
Austin has been a red hot market the last few years, so a cooling off was due. In the first 9 months of 2013 Austin absorbed 5000 units. However in the 4th quarter of 2013 Austin had a net absorption of -100 units and also added a net 600 units to the market, dropping overall occupancy in the market to 92.8% by the end of 2014. The 1st quarter of 2014 saw another 1200 units added to the market and a net loss of 400 rented units, bringing overall occupancy down another percentage point to 91.8% by the end of the quarter. Effective rents however, continue to rise. Effective rents rose 1.5% in the quarter to $1031 per unit, which is a sizable increase of 8.2% from a year earlier
ALN METRO SUMMARY
TX - Austin
OVERALL MARKET STABILIZED PROPERTIES
OCCUPANCY CHANGE EFFECTIVE RENT %CHG OCCUPANCY CHANGE EFFECTIVE RENT %CHG
Mar-13 Mar-14 bps %CHG Mar-13 Mar-14 Mar-13 Mar-14 bps %CHG Mar-13 Mar-14
94.3% 91.8% -250 -2.7% $953 $1,031 8.2% 94.9% 94.9% 0 0.0% $945 $1,001 5.9%
Austin Texas Apartment Market Report
Austin-area apartment market continues to boom
The local market, among the hottest in the nation in the past three years, shows no sign of slowing down, as 18,600 units were under construction at the close of the third quarter. The growth rate is the 2nd fastest in the country behind only Raleigh - Durham NC. Central Texas apartments were on average 96% full with rents averaging about $1,000/month, up 6.5% over last year.
About 5,000 units were added last year. More than 12,000 units are expected to be completed in the next 12 months, a 140% increase over the previous 12 months. The pace of growth is unprecedented and the next 12 months are expected to see another 10,600 units break ground based on developer expectations.
Local experts and apartment developers say the Central Texas area is poised to absorb all the new units based on the region's population and job growth continues. The new developments are being absorbed quite well overall but the new planned units should slow rent growth and occupancy rates over the next year.
Experts predict occupancies will slide a bit in 2014 and the pace of rent growth will slow as the wave of new units open in 2014/2015.
ENDEAVOR UNVEILS NEW DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ENDEAVOR
There's been no shortage of new projects in downtown Austin lately, and Endeavor Real Estate Group has released details about another..
- The local firm said it has lined up the equity and is partnering with Lynd Co. to develop a 36-story tower near West Fifth and Bowie Streets.
- The developers plan to break ground in September. The first of the apartments are slated to be completed by 3rd quarter 2014.
- Plans for the building, dubbed 3 eleven Bowie, call for 358 apartment units, as well as 42,000 sf of office and 3,000 sf of retail space.
FLOOR PLAN BREAKDOWN
% of Mkt Avg SqFt Ave Eff.Rent/Mo
Eff 2.5% 425 $693
1 BR 46.3% 686 $803
1 DEN 3.4% 885 $948
2 BR 37.0% 1,005 $1,123
2 DEN 1.4% 1,132 $1,214
3 BR 7.1% 1,239 $1,350
>3 BR 2.3% 1,342 $1,660
Historical Data on Renting in Central Texas
* Note: Current rents recently surpassed the previous highest rents in Austin (in June 2000)
Quoted Rents are for 2-bedroom, 2-bath units. Occupancy rates are for all apartments.
Date Average rent Occupancy rate
June 2000 $913 98%
June 2001 $951 93%
June 2002 $868 90%
June 2003 $812 88%
June 2004 $784 89%
June 2005 $811 93%
June 2006 $861 95%
June 2007 $900 93%
June 2008 $905 92%
Feb 2009 $870 88%
March 2009 $824 87%
March 2010 $850 91%
August 2010 $874 94%
May 2011 $890 95%
December 2011 $898 95%
June 2012 $953 *95.6%
November 2013 $1007 96.0%
March 2014 $1031 91.8%
*per MPF Research
Wave of apartment development on the way
Austin's sizzling apartment market is prompting developers to race to the starting gate with new projects. The development plans come as apartment rents have hit record highs and the occupancy rate has jumped to 96%.
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Apartment Locators may advertise units in general terms, and all units may not have the same features. The amount of rent quoted may be the starting rent for a basic unit.
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