Houston area - Harris County

Search for rentals in the Houston area, including these towns:

Alvin, Angleton, BaCliff, Baytown, Beaumont Place, Bellaire, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Conroe, Cypress, Deer Park, Friendswood, Galena Park, Hempstead, Highlands, Houston, Humble, Jacinto City, Katy, Kingwood, La Porte, Lake Jackson, League City, Manvel, Mission Bend, Missouri City, Navasota, North Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Pecan Grove, Richmond, Rosenberg, Seabrook, Sealy, South Houston, Spring, Stafford, Sugar Land, Sugarland, Sweeny, The Woodlands, Tomball, Town West, Webster, in TX.

Average Rental Prices for Houston:

Type Bedrooms Average
Apartment 1 Bedroom $689
Apartment 2 Bedroom $909
Apartment 3 Bedroom $1,199
Apartment 4 Bedroom $1,193
Apartment Studio $677
Condo-townhome 1 Bedroom $2,074
Condo-townhome 2 Bedroom $1,095
Condo-townhome 3 Bedroom $1,007
Single family home 2 Bedroom $764
Single family home 3 Bedroom $1,030
Single family home 4 Bedroom $891
Single family home 5+ Bedroom $6,654

Tenant Tip:

What is the best way to find a rental home?

There are hundreds of ways to find properties, and that's what is brought us in the this business in the first place. Back 2001 when I was doing property management we used to advertise in the newspaper and everyone used to find stuff in the newspaper, either in the newspaper or they used a rental yard sign. Or they heard from a neighbor what one was coming available and they took advantage of that.

Obviously the world has changed significantly in the past 10 years. Now there are dozens of sites out there that provide rental listings online. You have Craigslist, you have Rentals, RentalsHomePlus, FreeRentalSite.com and rentVine.com and rentBits and there are a lot of sites that you can use. Each one has its plusses and minuses. Craigslist has the most content, however a lot of it is duplicate and a lot is fraudulent, and it is very painful to search there. The other sites are going to have a lot more content from professional property managers, the pictures and the ads might be better and you can probably can trust the source of the ad is legitimate because they probably had to pay for it.

So the best thing to do is to go into Google and type in what you wanted to find, if you want to rent a home in Houston you type it in "3 bedroom two bath apartment Houston that takes dogs" you can type that in. Anything from short tail to long tail you are pretty much going to find what you want.

The sites that I recommend using is our site FreeRentalSite.com and Dave's site rentVine.com, but the biggest sites out there are Rentals.com, Hotpads.com, RentalHomesPlus and Craigslist. And between those sources you should be able to find what you are looking for.

Also yard signs if you are driving around, for landlords and property managers yard signs are probably the biggest source of lead generation even in an internet world the method we used for the past 150 years still one of the best. So if you are driving around Houston and you see something you like it is going to pop up in the yard sign. If you are in the mode of searching for a Houston rental you will be able to act quickly.

Today we have tons of social media, millions of people have a Facebook account, so if you are paying attention what is happening with your family and friends you might be able to find a property available, they can share Houston rental properties the found on Facebook. Once you are in the market for a rental property, your radar goes up. So search for exactly what you want and see if it is there. Start with Google and if that does not work for you can look at Craigslist and other sites I mentioned and it is kind of fun. David Borden - FreeRentalSite.com.

Neighborhoods: Kingwood, Clear Lake, Medical Center, Pearland, Museum District, Galleria, The Woodlands, Rice Village, Downtown, Katy, River Oaks, Sugar Land, Midtown, Montrose, The Heights.

Colleges and Universities: University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Rice University, South Texas College of Law, University of St. Thomas, Houston Baptist University