Honestly, it depends on what you're looking for in an investment property: how much you're looking to spend, whether you want to rent the property long-term or you just want to rent for a few years and then try to re-sale the home for a profit once property values have gone back up, etc. Generally speaking, neighborhoods close to uptown are great for investors because with the way things are today folks are wanting to leave closer to town and have shorter commutes. Neighborhoods near UNCC can be great for investment properties as well if you're willing to rent to college kids. Again, it really depends on what specifically you're looking for in an investment property, and I'd be happy to sit down with you and discuss your specific goals/desires. I do some real estate investing myself, and I work with a lot of investor clients from as far away as California. Working with investors is one of my favorite parts of what I do as a Realtor.
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