Depending on your criteria you may actually be able to buy a home in your area with a mortgage.
There are a lot of options.
Some even allow interest only payments for several years.
There are also loans that allow you to buy a multifamily home, so for instance a duplex. You can rent one unit out and use the rent from the other unit to boost your income.
A lot of these options have low down payment requirements.
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