DFW Apartment Rents Rose Slightly During The Pandemic
Nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic broke out, challenging the already thriving multifamily asset class in Dallas-Fort Worth, apartment landlords are having no trouble achieving rents in line with pre-pandemic levels.
The average Dallas apartment rent rose 0.8% from January 2020 to January 2021, coming in last month at $1,256 — just under the national average of $1,392.
DFW cities to the west of Dallas fared the best, with their monthly rents shooting up nearly 5% year-over-year.
The most expensive rent in the metroplex was found in Flower Mound, where renters last month paid $1,594 on average.
The largest price drop occurred in Addison, with the average rent year-over-year falling 1.6% to $1,379 last month.
The only DFW cities with rents under $1K are located well outside DFW's urban core and include Greenville (with $878 per month rents), Balch Springs ($916 per month) and Lancaster ($973 per month).
DFW rents remained steady in 2020 as more migrating Americans moved to Texas in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
A survey from U-Haul shows Texas ranked second, behind Tennessee, for having the most U-Haul migrations to the state last year. U-Haul comes up with its migration data by counting the number of one-way U-Haul border crossings over state lines and comparing it to one-way moves-outs in the same states.