Hi all, I'm Brendon, I'm 25, married to a beautiful woman and I've known I've wanted to be a property investor since I was 10. (Before that I wanted to be an 'entrepreneur', go figure.) Here is my story so far, Purchased a 2BR townhouse in the Penrith region in 2011 with the FHBG and some of my own cash. I gave this home a quick renovation, and 11 months later, moved into it. (complying with the FHBG rules). Timing was great (and lucky), and the home then grew in equity for us to purchase another 2 homes. Mid-2014, bought a 3BR home in the penrith region - primarily as an investment but we would move into it if we decided we needed more space (i.e. once we start having kids). A month ago - purchased a PPOR for us to live in in Wentworth falls in the blue mountains (my wife works at Katoomba), - A large 4BR fixer-upper (holes in every door, most walls, outdated pink bathroom and orange/brown kitchen), on a third of an acre. Have been working hard at it ever since. As the Sydney market seems to be waning, and the fact that my wife and I are leveraged fairly high at this point (with both IPs being negatively geared), the initial townhouse is now on the market to free up some cashflow and to help fund the renos of our new PPOR. We have been really lucky with the boom in Sydney prices of late, but I am now looking for the next step to mature and grow my portfolio. I believe that I now have enough accessible equity to start to mature my approach and plan. I am currently interested in several avenues: - purchasing a rundown block of units for positive cashflow, adding value through renovation/strata titling to create equity - entry level property development - entry level CIP - Boom market surfing (i.e. search and identify rising markets and buy/sell to create capital) I am a big fan of data and numbers, so none of the above scare me, but essentially I feel like I am now at a crossroads, - I am trying to put together a plan but haven't been able to do so yet. The ultimate goal is to invest full time, for a living. But how to get there, I'm not yet sure. Looking forward to meeting you all and hearing your stories and how you have all done what you have. There are people on the Somersoft forums that seem to have achieved what I want to achieve, however as they are now closed up, I am hoping that the helpful members over there came across here.