Put in the research. View many properties before you buy.
Choose a property with close proximity to public transport, schools and leisure facilities.
Do your figures first with an accountant that is an expert in property.
Don’t fear the gear – debt is good if you buy appreciating assets.
Add value by renovating.
Use your equity to help “cash flow” your properties in the short term.
Choose an agent who has plenty of listings available and will help find a suitable property if there is not something available.
Make sure you feel comfortable with the agent.
Given the large amount of money involved with buying a residential property, it is wise to protect this investment by carrying out the necessary investigations such as a building inspection and strata report.