Not another new guy!

I live in Eastern MA and want to get involved with real estate investment. My family is involved with real estate abit. Both brothers own multi fams and my father likes small condos for renting out. As much as I respect what there doing, none of them are profiting the way I want to yet. For my first purchase should I pick up a nice undervalue mulit unit property? My objective is to live on premise while fixing it up (love doing the work) and after value is increased, then increase rents. This way im not under the gun to sell it (cash flow first) while im looking into other investments (house flipping, townhouses, more multi fams) Any words of wisdom getting started? If YOU had to start again, how would you get going? Thanks allot everybody!