Is it worth it to go through the effort of rezoning to flip a split level into a duplex? For a long term rental.
That all depends on cost and time. Generally a duplex will bring in more than single family. You need to run the numbers.
A split level? Probably not. It depends how the house is laid out. I’ve seen some splits that would work great for that but most wouldn’t. If it has to be rezoned, too, I probably wouldn’t even attempt it. That stuff can take months to get approved. Are there others in that area?