How Houston dodged the housing bubble

Population explosion is good news for market that didn't overbuild

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If you’re looking to make a long-term bet on the housing market, than the place to start is with one of America’s largest cities: Houston.

Houston currently ranks as the country’s fourth-largest city behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, with a population of just over 2 million. However, just being a major city doesn’t count for much these days. New York and Los Angeles are growing very slowly, and Chicago is losing population.