Houston rent growth still positive – but hardly, says Yardi

  • U.S. rents were up 5 percent annually in August, slowing from the 6-plus percent increases reported for the majority of the year.
  • Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin are collectively home to 20 percent of the nation's total new housing stock.
  • Houston rent growth in August 2016 was reported at 0.3 percent year-over-year.

The Yardi Matrix U.S. Multifamily Outlook for fall 2016 found that national rent growth has continued but slowed, while a couple bursts of job growth has helped propel the market forward.