Recently I decided I wanted to get into real estate as a long term vehicle for wealth. I'm going to Arizona State University in the fall and after looking for places to rent and finding out how expensive it is I'm thinking about looking for some small multi family properties to house hack next year. I've never purchased any properties and I'm really nervous about getting into it, but I'm looking to take action because I realize that any wasted time takes me farther away from financial freedom. Anyway, I'm looking for general and Phoenix area specific advice as well as people who are already in the Phoenix market to connect with. Thank you in advance!
House hacking is a fantastic option, especially for students! I will warn you that MF inventory around ASU is really, really, really limited. You might consider getting a large SFH with several rooms that you can rent out to cover the mortgage.
Happy to answer any questions about Tempe/Phoenix, strategy, financing, etc.!