Hi, Just after some inspiration from those who have realised their hard work. We are treading water & researching before we look at buying our 5th property in a few months. We are fairly new to the game having started in 2014. Our goal is to have 11 properties (fitting our strategy)in our portfolio by 2020 and sitting back to wait for the capital gains. The ultimate goal is to have the freedom to retire by 55 if we wish. We are by no means doing it tough or making massive sacrifices but just want to hear from those that have already tread the path - when did it all seem to get 'easier'? When did you start to feel like you could splash out a bit and enjoy some of the fruits of your labour?