Hello BiggerPockets community! I am currently serving overseas and for the last few months have been reading, researching, and listening to everything real estate related trying to learn everything I can. I still have some time left but I will be looking at purchasing a property when I get home.

I've been talking to a few people that have already been in real estate for a little while to see where they started so I can try and determine what strategy makes the most sense for me starting out.

The dilemma I am running into is deciding where I want to start. I am unsure if I want to look at multi-family properties to house hack with cash-flow potential or if I want to look at single family properties that need work and would make a good BRRRR candidates.

I am looking for input related to how you decided on your first property and got started in real estate. Looking forward to the feedback.  Thank you for your time.