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Jul 10, 2013 8:19PM
http://m.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_3b8eee1b-3e36-5249-bf62-0201cb5558c3.html.     Housing is so expensive, teachers cannot find affordable housing in the city.
Jul 10, 2013 8:14PM
I have heard that rent in Mudland TX is up by at least 60% - why is Midland not in the list?
Apr 3, 2013 4:53PM
Lots of hot markets and investors these days. 

Apr 2, 2013 7:18AM
I think this is the first time that I've seen an MSN "most expensive list" without NY or NJ being on it
Apr 2, 2013 7:06AM
well sorry but that is not Fort Lauderdale in the photo .... that would be Sunny Isles which is Miami Dade County 4 beaches south of Lauderdale. 
Apr 2, 2013 6:50AM
First of all, unless you are catering to the real estate lobby or just promoting their propaganda, people who rent are TENANTS, not the diminutive "renters."   Do you call owners, "mortgagers?"  I bet you don't.   So please stop the appellation "renters."  It is what some people do, not what they are! 
Apr 2, 2013 5:39AM
Renters in South TX are already being gouged on rents due to the oil boom. Small campers are renting at around $700 a month. Which I guess is only marginally better than the previous state of things when there were zero rentals available.
Apr 2, 2013 5:37AM
Apr 2, 2013 4:35AM
What size are these apartments? IS it an efficiency or a two bedrooms?
Apr 2, 2013 4:25AM

Part of the reason why rent is going up so much in Texas is due to the oil and natural gas boom.

There is a demand for rental properties due to the influx of people moving to Texas to find oil field jobs.

Apr 2, 2013 3:40AM
Portland, Austin, Houston, and several other cities around the country can also blame higher rents on gentrifying hipsters with expendable income from mom and dad, who come to the "gritty urban" areas to be "gritty artists" and what not, and are willing to plunk down huge sums for average apartments, driving rents up because land lords know they can take their crap holes and rent them to Zoey and Caleb for absurd prices. 
Apr 2, 2013 3:32AM
WOW and NYC wasn't even on the list - and rents in NYC are right up there with San Francisco.
Apr 2, 2013 3:13AM
I own a home in Houston and rent it out- the problem in Texas which has no state tax is that the mandatory insurance (hurricane) is crazy high but flood insurance- which is far more needed where my home is-I choose to have, but it's not mandatory. I also owe more than the home is worth (like most Americans) so I'm stuck with renting it out while I live outside of Texas now.  I can only hang on and hope for a better economy in a couple of years to hopefully sell it.  sadly the American dream is a money pit these days.
Apr 2, 2013 2:53AM
I always see pictures of dallas whenever texas is mentioned. dallas is not texas. Austin, san Antonio and even Houston look better and are great cities. Houston is the largest city in texas  (with the tallest buildings  and  has a port). next is san Antonio (larger than dallas and where the hill country begins to the north), Austin is fabulous, hilly with clear running streams and creeks (and great friendly people). south texas is the real texas. south texas, hills, trees, beaches (salt water) good seafood and where texas turns blue... wake-up!
Apr 2, 2013 2:43AM
Right now there should be NO rising rents since the housing market has reached a point that alot of renters have seen its cheaper to invest and own it than just flush that rent money away. Thats already been covered by news stories. People can have a monthly house note cheaper than renting and that money isn't wasted for rent.
Apr 2, 2013 2:23AM
Apr 2, 2013 2:07AM
It's not the unique geography of Seattle that leads to the lack of apartments, it's previous mayors permitting all the apartments to be converted into condos without paying attention to how affordable the remaining units were. Mayor Nickels was under the delusion that a low income family made $50k a year, when the reality is that they make far less than that, and at $50k, there would be no financial aid either.
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