To all the newbies....I know you guys are keen...but along your journey you will meet many people with differing opinions on property.... Some of suggested due diligence questions to ask these people: 1. What have they achieved and how? Does this seem reasonable...or are they selling the fantasy? 2. Are they willing to share details of deals or their situation? Obviously...some may not do it on the forum for privacy reasons..but will they discuss one on one at the next SS meet perhaps? 3. Have they been on the forum for a while.... 4. Above all ask them what is in for them? - i.e. Is there are monetary angle...nothing wrong with it if they are up front. Experienced posters ...please feel free to add to the list above... With that note I leave you with this song from Marley... Pay attention to Lyrics....it has a real message....happy property investing!