It being a suburb doesn't have any bearing on that.
A safer investment is established neighborhoods that remain desirable after the newness wears off. That could be in a suburb, in a city....wherever. It also means economic segregation. Few neighborhoods with giant multi family apartments nearby remain viable long term.
I avoid large scale homebuilders because they'll finance anyone to sell a house.....if they do that, the quality of construction doesn't matter. It's going down. Owners who can't sell will rent to subsidized tenants if they have to. This is sort of what happened in Gardere during the oil crunch in the 1980s
I feel bad for people who bought into new developments in 2005-2008 if they are trying to sell now.
This post was edited on 8/5 at 12:36 pm