First time buyers always have a lot of questions when purchasing. What kind of financing should I get, do I need to hire an inspector, is there low crime in the area, etc.... It would be a good idea to hire an experience Realtor to assist you with this and many other questions that are sure to come up!
Purchasing in general is better than renting in the Houston area. Is one area "good" VS another area is a hard question to answer here because there are so many variables. If the price is good, your commute is short and you like the property, then sure it is a "good idea". However, try to think beyond these easy to answer question and think about resale factors, your ability to upkeep the property and future needs with a possibly growing family.
Let us know if we can assist you as we work with many first time home buyers. We look forward to hearing from you.
Bernstein Realty, Inc.