No doubt can be made on the fact that Houston is the top growing city in the whole country so industry has also been growing in this city at a remarkable rate. This growth of industry has made a lot of people to transfer to this city in last few years by creating lots of job vacancies in the area. People have moved from both small cities and towns to this area for either seeking job or working on their job. Salary offered to these people has not been enough to pay the increasing cost of apartments for rent in Houston. This has been creating a lot of problems for people who had to live in Houston for work and they have to move to other places and comparatively smaller apartments. Rents of corporate houses and apartments increased to almost the double of the original one in just last one year which is a really shocking change for people who cannot afford the increasing expenses. It turns out that landlords like to keep their property empty for sometime in the year because they will find a high paying tenant every time. An empty house will attract visitors who bid for the rent and thus rent goes higher and higher than before.
Some researchers have shown that the decrease in oil prices will also affect the rents in Houston area. The reason behind this prediction is that Houston has developed mainly on the basis of energy sector development and energy sector has faced a serious depression due to decrease in prices. This depression will decrease the number of jobs available in that specific area and new people will not be coming anymore. The second thing is that there are still tens of multifamily housing contract near to their completion and no new people will be shifting in the city to occupy them. Those apartments will have to offer different deals for attracting in the customers which will be very help full for people paying very high rents in different houses of Houston. So, demand of houses and apartments will decrease resulting in decrease of rent amount and civilians will get highest benefit from this.
On the other hand prices of different commodities have also increased in Houston due to increase in demand which resulted in pushing away the local people of Houston who cannot afford them at all. The place of local Houstonians have been taken by the white collar workers in the area but still this space in not completely occupied. This has also influenced the rent prices of Houston apartments because a lot of people have also been leaving the place lately. The next year forecast will thus say that the all time rising inflation in Houston will have a little downfall for some time due to change in oil prices. These rents may go up again when the oil prices hit their stability or people start moving to Houston to get benefit from city life and other carrier opportunities.