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Some important considerations include access to whatever antenna or antennas you will use, access to power, access to a good ground (very important!), and the care of your equipment, among other things. You may need to consider securing your equipment from youngsters when you're not around. If you reside in the umpteenth floor of a high-rise building, your options are pretty limited, but thousands of hams worldwide have conquered this problem by their ingenuity, and they are willing to share via the internet. Many hams have the dreaded CCR's to deal with ... covenants, conditions and restrictions ... and there have been some pretty innovative methods of antenna construction and stealthiness to help here.
Keep in mind, if you're just getting started, that you don't need a large area to operate a modest station. Many use just a shelf or a small desk, and share it with others. Modern HF transceivers can be as small as a couple of books and need not take up a lot of real estate.
You can always start small and expand as you get more involved. Just start!