According to the Houston Chronicle, Houston is doing well on the housing front and is ranked as one of the top improving housing markets.  

Among the 291 regions on the September list, Houston ranked No. 19 for job growth with a gain of 11.8% since December 2009. Four other Texas cities were in the top 20, with Midland as No. 1 with 33.5% growth, followed by Odessa with 29.6%, Austin with 12.7%, and Longview with 12.6%. Houston ranked 68th among the improving markets for price gains, registering a 13.9% increase since January 2011.