You have received two useful answers. I might add that real estate has property specific
considerations always. No area is populated with all " good" or "bad " investments. The worth of the
investment depends also on the investor. Rate of return, strategies are important but you should
feel comfortable with whatever you do. Get out there look at streets, communities ,you find interesting
and then match available properties there to the focus you reach from the contacts it was suggested
you make. A good candidate for buying is one that fits into your criteria , seems consistant with
characteristics of a property you want to own.
I specialize in the HUD Homes market. I can tell you no "good deal " is a deal for everybody. Real Estate
is an active and applied investment not passive. Look and you will find. Good Luck! Like my
fellow realtors - glad to help further.