Multi-Family vs single-family

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I’m 18 and looking to actively invest in real estate.

I already have a place to live so I don’t need to buy a duplex and live in one rent the other.

I’m not sure if I should focus on single or multi-family.

To be fair I like multi much more but again it is more complicated for a beginner.

What’s your opinion?

Hi @Ivan Kadagidze , I would suggest purchasing a duplex.  It isn't really that much more work than a single-family home.  You will need to create your systems around maintenance, rent collection, leases, etc. but once you have that you will apply it 2 units instead of 1.  In my experience duplexes aren't that much more money than a single-family so you might as well go bigger for your first property.