In addition to helping you find your next home, Arlyn can help you find investment properties as well. He has developed a spreadsheet that gives scores on different aspects of owning single family homes, condos, & townhomes.
The highest score is a 3 bedroom townhome without an association managing it. If you don’t have to pay the association fees then that money can go to paying off the principal on a mortgage. Also you are not bound by association rules regulating renovations, etc. They can be rented to pay off the mortgage.
Arlyn has several that he is selling in the Skokie & Evanston areas. Give him a call if you are interested.