This year, while the national housing market saw a decline across the board, Houston was up one and a half percent.
As 2019 comes to an end, the Houston housing market is closing as a banner year.
Kenya Burrell-VanWormer with Houston Association of Realtors says we can attribute that a strong job growth, diversified market and general positive outlook.
"We've added over 80,000 jobs to the local market and I think that's what really helped propel us through 2019," said Burrell-VanWormer.
However, the Greater Houston Partnership's 2020 Employment Forecast Partnership forecast calls for the region to create 42,300 jobs in 2020.
"If there is a lower demand, but the same amount of properties on the market, or even an increase in inventory, that means we may be shifting to more of a buyer's market in Houston," said Burrell-VanWormer.
She said Houston's robust economy is one reason why we having a better housing market than other places in the nation.
She added that the luxury home market--from $500k to more than $1 million--saw a huge increase since 2015.
She said to be sure to partner with a local realtor to buy or sell.