I work a full time job and would like to start with my first rental, managing it all myself. What distance would people recommend staying within (drive time)??
Depends on how far you are willing to drive. I have a property about an hour away from me and 2 that are 10 mins away. All depends on you and your preference
Just imagine a worst case scenario and see how you feel about it- a flooded basement or crawlspace call at 2am- how far would you be willing to drive to check it out?
15 minutes. You should be able to get there with the fire trucks.