If you are going to be living in the area for 5-10 years I would suggest buying. Rentals are pretty high and often times hard to find something nice.
If you have good credit and can qualify for a loan, it always makes more sense to buy. You just need to buy right ... which means buying something that is in high demand at the right price. If you care to send me an email I can email you properties available in the area. Have you considered Tyler? Lindale is also a great area for re-sale because of the school district which is highly rated. Let me know if I can help.
Carolyn Maas, Realtor