Another city dominated by the oil and energy industry, Houston's housing market has moved in tandem with that of Dallas.
Prices stayed reasonable, even as they bubbled -- and burst -- elsewhere in the country, according to Humphries. Few regulatory barriers and lots of inexpensive land in the area helped to keep building costs low and housing inventory plentiful, he said.
Source: Zillow Zillow home values are the median estimated home value for a given geographic area in March 2014, and includes the value of all single-family residences, condominiums and cooperatives, regardless of whether they sold within a given period. It is expressed in dollars, and seasonally adjusted.
By Les Christie @CNNMoney - Last updated April 22 2014 07:03 PM ET