hi all, new to the site and green in terms of ip. I'm thinking of purchasing 1st ip ( on my own) and am considering 200k outlay. After a LOT of research and thoroughly doing my head in, I've decided Ballarat. Reasons- freestanding houses, close to CBD, hours train commute to melbourne, uni, varied industry and fingers crossed could be a good tree change consideration for Melbournites. I'm not interested in flats or townhouses due to body corp expense and limited scope down the track. I'd love any feedback, alternate ideas etc. would love good returns which I think ballarat offers (??) but realise CG could be slow. Any ideas or opinions on suburbs also welcomed!!!!!Many thanks!!!!