Licensed Real Estate Broker
Gorick Realty, Inc.
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All of these factors work together to get a sense of whether it can work.
My suggestion is work with an agent who understands investments beyond the "sure, it'll appreciate 3-5% a year." Once scenario for one person will not be a good match for another. Your investment will be highly personal to your situation.
Feel free to reach out if you have more questions.