Hi, I'm looking to jump into buying my first investment property after holding off for far too long. Have been very apprehensive despite working for 7-8 years for various reasons, ie. taking a gap year to travel etc I can probably afford around 500-600k, up to 650k maximum and am currently back at uni doing a bit more study for the next few years with some part time work. I've looked at places like Clifton Hill when I first started work and regret not buying then but those types of are suburbs are way out of my price range now. I'm looking for something with land, preferably something bigger than a unit which I know is hard at this price range. Are there any tips on which middle-outer ring suburbs would be worthwhile looking at for the best capital gains as well as rental yield to cover as much of the repayments as possible? Any boom suburbs left in Melbourne? I understand it's an unpredictable time right now with the elections, but Melbourne will keep growing fast I think. I am open to looking at Brisbane and Adelaide also, likely thru a buyers agent. What are the thoughts on the growth of Brisbane vs Melbourne for a similarly priced property? Will the 5-10 year medium term growths be very different? Thanks in advance.