I have to agree with Sam's response, however whenever you are ready to buy either as an investor or for your own personal use, first things first-talk to a mortgage professional to at the least get prequalified. There's nothng worse that looking at properties outside your price range and having to "step down." It also tells the seller when you do write an offer, you are prepared and have done your homework. Your offer will carry more weight with a letter from your lender confiming your are "ready, willing and most important of all.... able" to buy. Your credit scores, mortgage type/term will dictate how much down & the interest. Owner Occupied less than 4 units will be different than 1 single rental property purchase.
Good luck with your search.
Karen Dove REALTORÂ® with John L Scott Columbia Gorge
13 Years Accredited Real Estate Professional
John L Scott Columbia Gorge Real Estate
White Salmon/Bingen ~ Stevenson ~ Goldendale, Washington
The Dalles ~ Hood River, Oregon