Hi All, I'm Tim, and I'm from Brisbane. I joined a while back and got carried away with life, but here I am making a proper introduction now My wife and I own a townhouse in Carindale, our first property. We've been here for.. jeez, just gone 4 years now! I'm hoping to find my way into some information about getting into investment properties, converting a owner-occupied into an IP, buying one outright and the best ways to quickly improve value / increase rent... from an admittedly naive point of view I have no issues with getting dirty and doing certain jobs myself. I've prepped an owner occupied house for rental before with my father in law, which was a fair bit of work but quite rewarding. Painting isn't a joy but it is something I can actually do pretty well (I love how great 'a lick of paint here and there' sounds until you have to actually put paint on the walls!). Ideally what I'd REALLY like to find is a quick spreadsheet that can be used when window shopping for IP's, to see whether or not the property is worth taking a closer look at given the asking price vs current or estimated rental rate. I have a rough idea of what some expenses of owning an IP might be but having never done it before I really don't want to overlook anything and either get into strife, or waste our time. If such a spreadsheet or an app isn't currently available then I wouldn't mind gathering that info and having a go myself. Anyway that's me, thanks for reading!