Consider working with an agent of your own; check www.mlsli.com If purchasing with a mortgage, be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously.... more
impossible to tell without more info. what is the price range you are looking in? what is your credit like? do you have a downpayment.
the good news is that you will be able to "net the rent" on the 2nd unit of a 2-family home - this means that a bank will typically add 75-80% of the expected annual rental income from the 2nd unit to your own personal income of $62,000, which will help you qualify for a loan... more
It's a good investment if it meets your financials, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc., and know you will be happy living there. For any safety/crime concerns contact/visit the local police department with all all your questions, hear all there is to hear firshand; if If unfamiliar with the area, do visit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.