With the presidential election just around the corner, many Houstonians are confident in the future of the local economy regardless of who wins.?In a poll of early voters, many respondents were optimistic about the direction the city is headed and how their personal finances will fare in the next 12 months, local radio station KUHF reports.”Things are getting better,” early voter Irv Kowenski told the news source. “No matter who's going to be president in the next four years, things are going to get better.”As local residents become more confident in their financial situations, this could result in additional transactions for Houston real estate in the near future.Fixed mortgage rates are currently hovering near all-time lows, and despite rising home prices across Harris County, the prospect of buying a home is still relatively affordable. Potential buyers who capitalize on this unique opportunity now could profit in the future if property values continue on this upward trajectory. Real Estate News brought to you by 2M Realty, a true expert in the online real estate market.