This is the salary you need to buy a house in Houston

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The country's 50 most populous metropolitan areas were analyzed, and Texas makes a three-city showing on the 25 most expensive list. (KTRK)

Mortgage resource HSH.com has crunched the numbers to find the yearly salary needed to afford the principal, interest, taxes, and insurance payments on a median-priced home in Houston, and it's one of the highest in the nation.

The country's 50 most populous metropolitan areas were analyzed, and Texas makes a three-city showing on the 25 most expensive list.

Houston is No. 22 overall and third priciest in Texas, with residents having to bring in $57,346.12 a year in order to afford a $235,600 median-priced home. Nationally, workers have to earn $56,159.89 to afford a home that'll cost them $255,600.

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