Harris County ranks as Texas' best for investing in real estate

  • For the second year in a row, Williams, North Dakota, ranked as the top county in the nation for real estate investment by SmartAsset.
  • Five Texas counties ranked in the top 10 for the nation's best real estate investment communities.
  • Harris County is the top county in the state of Texas for real estate investing, followed by Collin County and Travis County.

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Investing in real estate can have big rewards, but also big risks. When calculating the next place to look for an investment property or aiding a client in the hunt, it’s important to consider local economic conditions like business growth, new building permits and gross domestic product (GDP) growth.