Property Virgin in NC

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Hello all!

I have wanted to try my hand at real estate investing for some time and now that I have become settled in my new career I am finally able to save up some cash for my first downpayment. I want to invest by buying and holding. My inital plan was to buy my first home for myself some time next year and then down the road buy an investment property. Now I am tinkering with the idea of buying a duplex and living on one side while renting the other. Is this plan not as good as it sounds in my head? Is taking on my first home and becoming a landlord at the same time too much for someone who has never owned her own home?

Your advice and opinions are appreciated!

@Clairice Dale I think a duplex is a fantastic idea as a starter home.

@Brandon Turner wrote a really awesome article about the benefits of the strategy your asking about: check it out here.

Best of luck friend, and let us know how it goes!

Hi @Clairice Dale welcome to BP! You've definitely come to the right place to learn more about investing. The community here can definitely help you navigate the REI waters. The information I've got from fellow members has been invaluable.

Buying a duplex as a starter home is a great idea. You'll save a bundle by having your tenant pay most if not all of the mortgage and property taxes. You can set your saving aside to be used for your next property purchase.

Good luck!

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