If you are not in a good financial position, you may be tempted to sell your investment in a year or two. Further, you may get forced into selling when the timing is not ideal for profit because you need the money.
Multi-family apartments typically get built from the ground up. That makes them great to operate as rental properties. That can translate to lower maintenance costs, more efficient floorplans, and better rent-to-value ratios.
Suppose you do not set out with this level of intentionality. In that case, you will be liable to be whipped around the market and spin your wheels looking for deals. That is called analysis paralysis.