Hi all, we are from Sydney. We are in the middle of property maze (we have never bought anything). We have some savings but cant afford any potential IP here in Sydney. So we think maybe it is better to turn to Melbourne. We digged through Whirlpool and luckily I found this forum. So much information!!! Thanks guys alot for sharing. So, here are some of my questions. It is great if you guys can shed some light.... 1. What is the best options for budget of 450-500k (H&L, existing propterties, potential area)? We prefer house. We can go with neutral or slightly negative returns (I think we cant expect more now) I know it is a big question. But maybe some recommendations will help me scale down the search...I picked up some like Sunshine West area for existing property, some new project in north melbourne, point cook, or far and new like Olivine of Mirvac...But well, there is so much to read... 2. Should I use a buyer's avocate? Any recommendation for a good one. I talked to one, and the price is 13k for such budget. Is that reasonable? ANy risk with those? 3. Well, if I buy IP in Melbourne, I will need to get an agent to take are of it all. Anyone has any experience about this? Any potential issue I should be aware of? Well, I know this is a lot to ask. I read lots and lots as well already but I think I should scale down a bit. Otherwise I may get messed up with this, easily. Thanks so much!!!