Two is too Much in the Houston Apartment Market

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Hidden Lake Apartments in Houston. Photo by: Milestone Management via Flickr CC BY 2.0

One is enough. Two is too much. Three’s a crowd.  Actually, if you’re talking about the apartment market, three is just not needed.  CultureMap Houston reported August 1 that nobody wants three-bedroom apartments anymore and developers aren’t building them.

“Today, no one is doing three bedrooms,” says Houston apartment broker Ryan Epstein, senior vice president of the Multi-Housing Group at the CBRE Group real estate firm.

Ten years ago, developers would construct apartment complexes with 30 to 40 percent one-bedroom units, Epstein says. Today, 80 percent of the units in a typical newly built complex are one-bedroom units.

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