When I started out, the decision of where to buy was a very simple one. It was based purely on affordability. I had a very small deposit but knew I wanted to buy an IP and start my investment journey. Having a small deposit greatly narrowed the playing field to a small number of properties in a low cost syd suburb.. this was a number of years ago. I applied the same investment criteria (bought low cost units and did renos to increase CG & yield) to my other properties and all have been good purchases. Now that my properties have risen in value, and having access to this equity through refinancing, I find that I have more options available in regards to what to purchase.. Property Investing is no longer a simple choice as the number of properties and suburbs that I can buy into has greatly increased. I find that with more options available, it's easy to get lost in the world of analysis paralysis, of fear of making a mistake with the next IP. Have others experienced this?... i.e having made good CG's from previous IP's, are you hesistant to keep moving forward with investing due to fear of losing your gains ? How do you keep moving forward once the numbers get bigger and bigger (and potential for loses increases). Did you stick to the same types of properties that you did well with, or did you change your approach and expand your investing (i.e move to interstate investing, developments, etc) and possibly increase your appetite for risk ?