Hi Everyone, Firstly a little about me. I'm a 24 year old first home buyer from Adelaide that's about to settle on my first property with my partner. We both work full time, she's in government and I work for a small to medium size local business. The property is an off the plan apartment in Mawson Lakes that I first signed on to buy back in May of 2013. It's safe to say I've learnt a lot since then! And now a little about why I'm here. I've started reading books/ blogs/ looking at websites regarding property investment, as well as other ways to invest and how to get to financial freedom. I've started with the more popular stuff (Steve McKnight, Scott Pape's columns) but will expand this, approaching everything with an open but critical mind and look for what works best for us. I've also just recently started browsing these forums and already found them educational. One thing I've picked up is that networking and learning as much as you possibly can from others with similar interests and pursuits, even just hearing other peoples stories, is invaluable so thought I might sign up and get involved. The apartment I mentioned above is intended as a foot in the door and we'll be pouring about half of our income into paying it down as much as possible. It will then be our first IP as we look to move up the ladder with a new PPOR. That's as far as the strategy goes for now but I have years to figure out the next step and want to learn as much as possible between now and then. Well that was more than a little and probably enough for now!