Recent studies in 2013 suggest that home purchases have increased in the Texas housing market. Couples seem to have more purchasing power compared to latter years suggests a no longer weakened economy. Houston’s rise in home sales are directly related to further job creation. The Texas Workforce Commission has reported the increase of more than 111,000 jobs over the past 12 months. Lower interest rates have also attributed to the increase in home buying. The average sale price of homes have increased dramatically, up to an estimated 256,000 dollars.