Hi guys, I've been enjoying reading Propertychat for a little while now, but I still feel like I'm lacking some direction on my future property investment strategies - hence this post. Any guidance / pointers to get me rolling would be greatly appreciated! Background Currently working in HKG and will likely be here/away from Sydney for the next 5-10 years (i.e. indefinitely) - so a non tax resident at the moment. On a reasonable annual salary - about AUD180,000 after tax and rent (I don't have a lot of fixed expenses otherwise). I should be on an income of at least AUD150,000 after tax and rent for the foreseeable future (might significantly increase if I keep progressing my career, but won't factor that in for now). I have a house (my PPOR) in Sydney - positive cash flow, worth about AUD700,000 and I owe about AUD250,000 to the bank. No investment properties. I have savings of about AUD140,000. If I don't find anything good to invest in, I'll probably put most of this into the above mortgage soon. Goals Keen on starting an IP portfolio, to find something better with my money than spend it, as well as take advantage of the current good HKD/AUD exchange rate (for me). I am no good at picking shares. Keen to eventually have a second passive income in 15 years or so that I can live off, in case I want my current career to take a backseat. Happy to invest anywhere in Australia. Slight preference for Sydney given I grew up there, but no worries if not. Like many, I'm also looking at Brisbane. Also happy to look at overseas opportunities - having a chat with a BA in London at the moment. Open-minded about strategy - would slightly prefer a cash-flow positive/neutral strategy, as I'm generally not as concerned about CG as having my properties paid off over time. Having said that, I'm fine with a CG strategy too (I have some disposable income that I can contribute to negative cash flow for a period of time). Happy to engage a good BA if I'm buying in an area I'm not informed in (so any recommendations there would be appreciated) - I'm not time rich enough to do all the legwork myself. I'm basically looking for guidance and pointers for how I can be more specific in my research and objectives - whether in relation to suburbs, areas, financial strategies, people I can talk to, things I should look out for etc. Pretty conscious at the moment that I need to be spending more time planning investments and less time spending money, particularly with the exchange rate! Many thanks for any pointers in advance.