If I buy a 2 bedroom property during this period and make this my primary residency, can I have a roommate and charge them rent or will that raise any red flags? Or what if I were to airbnb one of the rooms? Are people who get in trouble just those who don't make the property their primary residence at all?
If that's where you live all the time, then that's your primary residence and you'll be okay. If you live somewhere else and only live there a day a month, then you'll be in trouble.
Having roommates and charging them rent is no issue.
It says I need to move in within 60 days. The unit is a rehab and will take longer than that to renovate. Is that going to be a problem? In the mean time I would have to have another place as my residence.
What happens if I have another place that's my vacation house but don't claim that as my primary residence. Can I own or live in other properties part time as well?