I've been reading this forum for ages (including via Somersoft), but rarely post. I write about property for Domain (formerly Property Observer and way before that at a property investing magazine). Currently have PPOR with granny flat in Whalan (Mount Druitt) and a block of land in regional NSW (for future retirement/animal sanctuary/money suckage for the next 40 plus years). Working on an IP as our next step, probably once we have finished renovations on our home - so far have done the kitchen, with bathroom and a few other bits and pieces to go. My wife is substantially older than I am, so we have a lot to accomplish in not very much time... but we're both pretty risk averse. Love property, but can't say I enjoy landlording (we self-managed the Mount Druitt place for a while during a 2 year stint in Melbourne and it was stressful - will only ever use a PM from now on). Anyway. Keen to chat property whenever, wherever .