In property management we talk about management units versus living units. Any time you can get a single management unit with multiple living units you are leveraging your time and management dollars into a better return on your money. A duplex - or better yet, a 4-plex achieves that.
Principal Broker, President
The Fugate Group, Inc.
Keller Williams Realty SW Portland
You may be able to live with a lower payment provided you keep the other side rented but may have an impact to your lifestyle and peace and quiet as well.
Either is a good investment and the main thing is that you are becoming a home owner either way and that is a great thing!
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