Question, is it stupid to buy a house in another state you don’t live in?

I'm currently in washington, seattle, expensive as fuck but great opportunities. My friend has been talking about Houston, TX and I'm originally from The St. Louis area. Housing prices there seem to look around the 10-20k area. Completely affordable. Problem being, I don't live there.

So my mind goes "get a second job, save up, buy a house/apartment/condo there and then get a job before your savings run out."

If this is dumb, I need a reality check. Whats wrong with this plan?

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