Not sure if I’m posting in the right thread but here goes. Me and the SO are very serious about buying a house by next year. Mainly we want something that will be the most financially prudent; we are mostly concerned with affordability, a low crime rate, and access do DC. There are so many options in the DC MD VA area it is straining my feeble mind. We are open to lots of options. We have looked into many things such as a fixer upper, foreclosures, duplexes that would allow us to receive rental income.
Lately I have been looking into more obscure options as well - specifically, buying land and building a steel frame home or building a container home or tiny house. Is anyone familiar with these options and the zoning difficulties involved?
Also, does anyone here have experience with buying foreclosures? What are some good sources of information on analyzing housing trends?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.