Texas is a beacon of economic and housing market prosperity, and continues to attract many households from across the country.In fact, Texas was once again recognized as the state that attracted the greatest number of relocating households in 2012, according to a report from Allied Van Lines. During the course of this year, the Lone Star State welcomed an estimated 1,566 families, which was slightly higher than the amount in 2011.”Texas has a business-friendly climate that continues to bring major companies to our state,” said Houston-based Westheimer Transfer and Storage president Ben Hurwitz. “We have reasonably priced housing compared to the rest of the country.”Houston is one of the major areas within the state that has attracted many households in recent years. The metropolitan area is home to a number of major corporations as well as prestigious colleges and universities, which have helped hold the local unemployment rate well below the national average.?As a result of the the stable local job market, Houston real estate thrived so far this year, as a number of local consumers have the financial stability needed to own property.??? Real Estate News brought to you by 2M Realty, a true expert in the online real estate market.