Obviously the ideal area depends on your budget and criteria. I have a couple areas right around the Loop I would recommend. Inside the Loop values are skyrocketing and demand is high which is helping these on the edge areas see spillover interest. They're seeing significant growth in value now, which will continue to push up property values and rents. And, they are zoned to excellent, in demand, schools which adds to their desirability with renters. I'd be happy to work with you and send you information on what's available for sale, as well as what rentals are listed, so you can get an idea of the market in each neighborhood.
Champions Real Estate Group
Houston is an excellent city to invest in. There are many areas each with pros and cons to consider. Best thing to do would be to contact a Realtor and go over a your options before you make a decision. I work with a lot of investors as I manage properties as well. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or 281-831-5959
Be careful with your mortgage. If you apply for a loan as if you were going to live in the home long term, then turn around and lease it would likely be a violation of your loan agreement. Investors get loans under different rules than those buying for personal use. Investors typically are required to put more money down, etc.
Let us know if we can assist you. I live in this part of Houston and have been selling her for over 21 years.
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
I can be reached at 281-907-3819 or Tou.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keller Williams Metropolitan
Trend Setter Realty