Being a homeowner in Texas comes with it’s ups and downs. Sure, you love to own a piece of property and have a house that you’re proud to come home top after a long day at work. But there are some drawbacks such as having to maintain the property and hopefully add more value to the house. But sometimes it’s just not the right time to purchase a home, and there are certain Texas housing markets that might be best to avoid.  

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Let me start by saying that I am a firm believer in buying real estate if it’s something you can afford. I’ve been able to buy homes in the past and make money after selling them years later. But it doesn’t always happen like that. You never want to lose money from a home purchase, but there might be signs that tell you to avoid buying a home. 

Why Not Buy a Home in Certain Texas Areas? 

Recently Yahoo released an article talking about markets where you don’t want to buy a home and multiple Texas markets were mentioned. It was talking specifically about overcrowded markets and how that doesn’t always mean it’s a good market to buy a home. Sometimes it’s the markets with stable or slow growing populations that are a safer bet.  

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What Markets (Specifically Texas) Should Be Avoided? 

Remember there is no one size fits all when it comes to making a home purchase or deciding when the best time and place is. It’s always best to meet with banking and real estate professionals if you need assistance. But let’s look at some of the areas that you might want to avoid if you’re thinking about purchasing a home soon. 

You Might Want to Avoid Buying Homes in These Overcrowded Areas

These markets have grown so much already you might not see much of a return on your investment anymore. But here is a look at some cities you might want to avoid purchasing a house including multiple markets in Texas.

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America's Top 100 Most Affordable Cities to Buy a Home, using information from Altos Research and the US Census Bureau, was able to calculate the United States of America's Best City to Buy Home.
Looking at everything from insurance rates, fuel costs, average mortgage payments, property taxes, and more, they assigned each city an Affordability Score and based on that, were able to determine which city is America's best to take the homeownership leap.

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