Hi everyone. Let me introduce myself by first saying that I truly have no platform or business to sell you. I bought my first investment property when I was 17-18 and my second property, a few years later. I am a Sydney girl who happened to spend a year studying abroad in 1998. Specifically, at University of California. During my scholarship year, I met my lovely Texan-born husband. We continued living in Los Anglese until 1999 and then immigrated back to Sydney, Australia. We bought our first investment home together in about 2009/10. The Sydney market was too hot and after doing a lot of homework / research on affordable places to invest in Australia, we decided that investing in the US property market just made more sense. That is - we could get a big bang for our buck and better return on our investment. We were looking at crappy, run-down apartments in Sydney on the market for $3-400,000......and knew we could buy so much more in the United States for way less money. We bought our first home in San Antonio. We decided that this was the place to be. San Antonio is expected to double its population in the next 10 years. It's median age is 34. It's a military town......and thus, has a stable property and rental growth. It is also one of the most affordable places to live in the United States. Unlike most other cities in the US, property prices in Texas.....and San Antonio.....were mostly unaffected by the property bust experiences elsewhere during the GFC. While making our first purchase in San Antonio, we started to think ...what the heck are we doing in Sydney. I have the advantage of being married to a US citizen. It was an easy decision for me to move to the United States..........and to invest here. I know how hard it is to live in Sydney. I been there. While I have nothing to sell you, I am happy to share with you my experience of San Antonio, Texas. My simple and humble advice to anyone wanting to invest in the US is DON'T focus on what may seem as cheap property deal.....as you may end up with a property in gettoville that noone will want to live in or buy from you when you realise your mistake. You want awesome investment potentials in the US ......look to invest in young/growth cities. From working and living in Australia, I know that Australians are fascinated about the United States. This is my pay back to Australia......the place I love ......but man, those property prices are just too ridiculous. I am happy to tell you about my experiences of buying and selling in Texas as experienced by me while I was living in Australia.........as well as by me, now living here in San Antonio, Texas. If you have questions or need free advice........I am happy to share my experiences.