One thing to consider when making the decision to rent an apartment or buy a home, is how much maintenance you are able to do on the property. Do you have the resources and tools to take care of a yard, the plumbing, appliances, etc? The Texas Apartment Association provides the following advice.
How much maintenance do you want to do?
When you own your home, you are responsible for making the repairs or hiring others to make them, being available when repairs need to be made, paying for the repairs, etc.