Looks like rent in Midland has gone as low as it will go and now rents are going back up.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, October rent in Midland was 3% higher than it was in September.

A one-bedroom apartment went up to $744 while a two-bedroom apartment was $909.

That is a lot less than it was 5 years ago when one-bedroom rent was well over $1,000.

In Odessa rent is much cheaper with one-bedroom apartments going for $499 on average and a two-bedroom going at $684.

Regionally only Amarillo and Odessa have lower rents than Midland.

Abilene has one-bedroom apartments going for $866 while a Lubbock one-bedroom is going for $760.

For two-bedroom apartments, Odessa is the only place lower than Midland while Amarillo and Lubbock are closer to Midland at $933 and $944 respectively.

Abilene has the highest rent in the region for a two-bedroom sitting at $1,136.

Statewide the highest rent for a two-bedroom is in Addison at $2,206 and the lowest rent for a metropolitan area is in Houston at $1,190.

So metropolitan areas are not the place to find affordable apartments unless you have a job that you can afford to rent a two-bedroom in the 4-digit range.

Most of the upper-class suburban areas in Dallas are renting two-bedroom apartments for over $2,000 starting with Coppell at $2,000, Flower Mound at $2,154, and Addison at $2,206.

To find you an affordable place to rent or to decide where to move to get a better rate on rent, go to ApartmentList.com.

 

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