Hi everyone I'm 27 and live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I've been looking to invest in property for some time now and just stumbled upon PC and thank god i did. I feel like the website I've been on to do research are all trying to sell me a product or have them invest for me. I really want to be able to go through the whole process myself (with proper advice) rather than pay a fee to a company to invest for me. What has been holding me back from investing until now is similar to others that I'm educated enough in the matter and don't know what to buy and in what area. I'm enjoying reading the threads on this site seeing what other 'real' people are doing. I have around 100k to invest and am thinking of dividing it into two lots of 50k. Was going to invest 50k diversified in the stock market (blue chip) and invest the other 50k in my first property hoping to refinance in the right time and buy a second and continue to grow my property portfolio this way. It sounds like a great idea to me i'm just a little reluctant only because its a big step. Anyway, my intro rant is now over, hope you had a nice read. Looking forward to connecting to this lovely online community. Have a good one. Aaron.