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  • This way you can feel comfortable with your decision and secure in your move  without an expensive house hunting trip. 

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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 1000's of apartments, rental management and private owners in town, without an MLS type system. Which is why we exist - because it IS an 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 fitness areas, wi-fi
  •             Specific amenities -  dog parks, townhome style,  condo specs,  garages, Gas cooking,
  •             Unique Units or exteriors - lofts, townhouses,  & even yards
  •             Big dog (or multiple dog) pet friendly communities including breed specific policies
  •             Move-in Specials - $99 move-in , one half,  1 month,  even 2 months Free
  •             Bus lines, estimated commuting times, maps 
  •             Pre-leases and waiting list          
  •             ASAP move-ins
  •             Short Term leases (and the ones with the smallest upcharges)         
  •             Special issues - damaged credit, broken leases, foreclosures

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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Texas' explosive population growth results in 157 new Austinites each day

Population is booming in the Lone Star State: According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas has added more new residents than any other state in the country.

Released Thursday, the Census Bureau's population estimates paint a picture of nationwide growth from July 1, 2014 through July 1, 2015. Texas gained a whopping 490,000 new residents in that time. Together, the Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas were responsible for more than 412,000 of those new Texans.

With a 3 percent population increase, Austin-Round Rock was the fastest-growing metro area in the state, the seventh fastest in the nation. The area added 57,395 new residents — that's about 157 people per day. The area's population is currently estimated at over 2 million, but the Austin region could reach 3 million people in just four short years. This massive influx of Central Texans adds to the speculation that the I-35 corridor could mimic the collision of our neighbors in North Texas.

Falling just behind Houston is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, which added 144,704 residents. A total population of 7.1 million means Dallas-Fort Worth remains the most populous metro in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S

Downtown Austin apartment rents rise, vacancy up and a flood of units is on the way

  • Expect the depth and stability of the luxury downtown apartment market to be tested in the next few months.
  • The latest apartment survey published by Austin Investors Interests LLC indicates vacancies are growing substantially in that particular market segment. New deliveries have pushed occupancy to 82 percent in the urban core, compared to 90 percent last quarter.
  • In the past 12 months about 2,341 luxury units have delivered in a four-mile radius of downtown and more than double that are under construction in the same area.
  • "How will the impact of another 5,800 units affect this downtown area?" 
  • Average price per square foot of new build in the urban core is anywhere from $1.73 per square foot to $3.16 per square foot.
  • Investors in older product are taking advantage of demand by creating more appealing, renovated units.
  • "Over a third of the market has or is upgrading to at least faux wood floors, two-inch blinds, brushed nickel hardware, new appliances, ceiling fans, granite counters, paint, hardware and lights. The expense seems to be paying off," the report states.
  • The next several months will be very telling about developers' decisions to flood the market with expensive units.
  •  Average rent across Austin market is $1.31 per square foot, about 6 percent more than a year ago.
  •  The highest rents are in the Central Business District where the average across all product types is $2.52 per square foot, an increase of 2.2 percent from a year ago.
  •  The overall occupancy rate for apartment communities that are stabilized (usually open for more than a year) is 93.6 percent.
  •  Concessions, such as free rent for several weeks, are returning to the market, mostly among new apartment communities downtown.
  •   About 2,615 new apartment units delivered across the market in 2Q 2015. About 12,080 units are scheduled to deliver in the next year.

Austin Texas Apartment Market Report

4th Quarter Austin Apartment Trends

    Effective Rent $1,115
    Occupancy 91.7%
    Annual Job Change 28,600 jobs
    Annual Permits 9,484 units
    Annual Demand 8,868 units
    Annual Completions 12,115 units
    Annual number of New Residents 57,395 

4th Quarter Austin Performance Highlights

  • The Austin metro has been a national leader for economic growth for more than two years. 
  • Broad-based economic gains combined with the metro’s already favorable demographics have fueled demand for housing, which has generated strong revenue growth for the apartment sector, strengthened fundamentals and led to elevated levels of apartment development. 
  • Occupancy has hovered around the 95% mark for over three years. 
  • With tight occupancy, apartment operators have pushed rents, but rent growth levels dipped a bit in 2014 in response to a growing amount of completions and notable construction pipeline. 
  • Effective rents increased 5.0% in 2015, 3.6% in 2014 – which was meaningfully lower than the 4.8% hike in 2013. 
  • Driving the recent slowdown was softness in the top-end of the market. 
  • For example, Class A product saw a mere 1.9% rent increase during 2014, compared to a 4.8% gain recorded in Class B assets during the same time.
  •  At this point in the cycle, a continued point of strength remains in the middle market. 
  • However, the question remains whether the overall market can hold up against growing supply volumes.

What changed this quarter?
  •  Quarterly apartment demand in Austin showed seasonal weakness during 2014’s 4th quarter, as 802 units were absorbed. 
  • Meanwhile, new supply easily outpaced net demand, which led to a 1.1-point decline in the overall occupancy rate. 
  • In response, operators cut effective rents 0.4% quarter-over-quarter, the first quarterly decline since 4th quarter 2012.


TX - Austin

                                OVERALL MARKET                                                             

OCCUPANCY               % CHANGE             EFFECTIVE RENT                %CHG     
Mar 13      Mar 14                                          Mar-13    Mar-14    
94.3%      91.8%           -2.7%                      $953     $1,031                   8.2%      

Sept 13    Sept 14                                         Sept 13  Sept 14                  
94.4%     93.5%             -0.9%                   $1,009     $1,084                 7.4%    

Apr 15   Apr 16                              Apr 15   Apr 16
90.7%      91.7%               1.1%                    $1,104     $1,173                 6.2%       


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%   *finally surpassing the average rent in June 2000 (12 years prior)
November 2013    $1007                        96.0%
March 2014            $1031                       91.8%      Average rent up 7.4% from previous year
February 2015       $1087                        94.6%
December 2015    $1115                        94.3%
April 2016               $1173                        91.7%      Average rent up 6.2 % from previous year
*per MPF Research

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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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