Real Life
Real Life

25 properties in five years

By Jack Needham

Scared by the doomsday commentary in 2008, Sonia Sheehan and her husband delayed their property plans. They've now reassessed their investment tactics and have jumped right in the deep end to make up for lost time. 

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‘I made $80,000 in 18 months’

By Jack Needham

Property empires can grow from humble beginnings, and even imperfect investments can have hidden layers of potential just waiting to be realised – something Nick Materia can attest to. 

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‘Our commercial investment is a massive risk’

By Jack Needham

Chasing a strong yield, and disappointed with the performance of the residential market, Daniel Prowse and his wife turned to a unique commercial property to round out their portfolio. It may be raking in the cash now, but could it prove to be a ticking time bomb?

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‘I will retire by 40’

By Jack Needham

Frustrated with the prospect of working a job he didn’t love for decades to come, David Pye typed ‘How to retire early’ into his computer. Two investment properties later, he’s well on his way to finding out the answer.

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Football star turns to property

By Jack Needham

In the world of professional sport, you never quite know what’s going to happen next. It’s a fact NRL star Sam Perrett is all too aware of, and why he's using property to secure his future.

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‘We were waiting for the crash – it never came’

By Jack Needham

Looking to capitalise on the Sydney market’s good fortune, Luke Metcalfe and his wife sold up and settled in, waiting for things to go pear-shaped for everyone else. As the months went by and prices showed no sign of slowing down, they knew they were in big trouble.

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