Over the past 15 years of property investment, I have attained tremendous CG across my portfolio, so much so, that my holding have out performed market averages. Looking back the reason behind the performance was the change the area's underlying fundamentals tightening the demand side of supply demand equation. The following worked very well in our early years for us attaining short to medium term capital growth that allowed us to leverage against and build our portfolio substantially faster. We looked to invest in suburban areas that were planned for and/or are about to go under gentrification. Typically looked to where the following 3 sectors were injecting capital - 1/ State/Federal Government. ie Major arterial roads, New Public Transport, Hospitals, Suburb Redevelopment Authorities being formed. etc 2/ Big Multi National Retail & Commercial type companies. ie Major Shopping Centres, McDonalds Hungry Jacks, KFC, Bunnings, Harvey Normans, Good Guys, etc. These companies spend $Millions on market research before going into and setting up shop in an area. If there was no current or immediate future demand for their products and services they would not be relocating there, so leverage off the back of their research. 3/ Private People/Investors. ie Owner occupiers, Investors and developers demolishing older style properties then rebuilding new modern homes and/or redeveloping town houses / villas. All these ultimately beautify and uplifted the area with a new look/feel, which in turn attracted people to start moving in creating demand..and as you know when demand exceeds supply, that puts upward pressure on prices. These were the foundations I used in my early days for us to build the multi $million residential portfolio spread around the country we hold today. I hope this provides some food for thought in helping others starting out down the IP track on their own wealth journeys.