Texas continues to dominate the nation's housing market, and Houston is leading the charge.
According to the firm CoreLogic, new home sales around the Bayou City topped 14,400 over the past 12 months due in large part to Texas' recession proof economy.
"I don't know if you've noticed on the roads, but there's more and more out of state license plates, so we've got a lot of people coming," says Michael Weaster of Houston's Xcel Properties.
“With all the building going on, commercial building, not only in Houston, but the outer areas like Pasadena and The Woodlands, they’re anticipating a lot of people moving to the area,” he tells KTRH News.
Weaster says unlike existing homes, builders are unloading new homes to make room for more.
"You have to remember they've been sitting on these lots for a while, so they're willing to make some deals to make these houses turn," he says.
Dallas, San Antonio and Austin all were in the top six markets for new home sales.
Phoenix was second, Atlanta fourth.