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Buy a rental property or a home?

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You always hear about people buying a rental property as their first home. Is this the best idea? I can see the benefit of having a property like a duplex or triplex so you can have income to assist in paying the mortgage. But with rentals come the headaches of possibly dealing with not-so-great tenants. What are people's thoughts? 


I think in today's economy it almost only makes sense to buy a home if you are renting it out to help pay the mortgage. I have heard of peple renting their homes out as an AirBnb on weekends or times when they are not home.