Hi. Im gearing up to purchase an investment property to renovate and lease out around the end of the year. My first property purchase was 2 hours from my work in Sydney. I decided to move in while I complete the renovations myself, travelling to work 2 hours each way. I figure its short-term, and I will save a lot of money during the project. So I dont really know anyone who has invested in a property interstate that was in need of renovations. They all seemed to simply buy complete units that they leased out. Now I like the idea of buying something a bit rundown, fixing her up and then leasing her out to try and get a slightly better yield from the beginning. Have people done this? How did you go about it? How often did you find yourself flying over to examine/plan/supervise things? How did you go about providing access for the various trades that would enter your property? Did you make contact with an agent of some sort who helped out with access, photos etc? Or did you turn away from managing the project, and hand it over to a builder to take control of? Interested as im sure being comfortable with the idea of renovating a property interstate would open up purchasing opportunities substantially. Just not sure how it is best to approach it. Thanks, Attila.