Real Life

‘I bought five properties in eight months’

By Jack Needham

Fransiscus Setiawan has been on an investment property shopping spree over the past two years, with the aim of retiring on his portfolio’s income by the age of 45. But it never would have happened if he hadn’t learnt a hard lesson about his portfolio’s structure.

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‘I will buy 5 properties per month’

By Jack Needham

It’s property investment, but not as we know it. On a mission to substitute her day job with a property portfolio, Emily Greenaway looked further afield to capitalise on new opportunities – but nothing could prepare her for what she would find.

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‘I want to buy one property a year’

By Jack Needham

Starting in property investment at the young age of 24, David Chapman has bold plans for a positively geared portfolio. But youth isn't always a positive attribute, as he discovered soon after his first purchase.

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‘I made 50 offers in less than 6 weeks’

By Jack Needham

If you're in need of proof that the Queensland market has taken off, look no further than Jonathan Preston’s latest purchase experience. With diligent research and friends in the right places, he managed to secure himself a high-yielding bargain – but not without first battling some tenacious real estate agents. 

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‘We went from boom to bust’

By Jack Needham and Lara Bullock

Nothing represents the potential of heart ache from real estate quite like Australia’s mining towns – a fact these three real-life investors are all too aware of. The question now is, should they sell up or stick it out?

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