Success Stories

Tom Neivandt: How I’m building a bright future through property

With a thirst for growing wealth and a desire for renovation, a 21-year-old Tom Neivandt took a very hands-on approach to property investment. Going it alone meant some steep learning curves, but after six years he has the property market firmly in his grasp and a $1.19m portfolio to boot. Alastair Lynn tells his story. read more


Childhood Dreams Becomes Reality

When buying his first property, Danny Stojovski always had a clear goal in mind: to generate $50,000 a year rental income after expenses. Three years later with a portfolio of three properties, he is well on his way to realising this dream. Alastair Lynn tells his story read more


Patricia Cheah: Early starter builds $1.7m portfolio despite setbacks

Life has thrown some tough challenges in the path of Patricia Cheah. Yet she has never shied away from picking herself back up and has since built a portfolio worth $1.7m at the age of 27. She tells John Hilton how she did it. read more


Expert Advice

Buyer’s agents, the hammer in your tool belt Paul Wilson

As a self-directed investor, you don’t like to leave your finances and investments up to someone else. You’re a ‘take the bull by the horns’ type of person and I really admire that. But sometimes it’s hard to see those opportunities and seize them. This could be for a number of reasons including locality restrictions, competition and time. read more

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Every month, leading reno expert Cherie Barber answers your questions on renovations. This month she tackles questions on whether there is a right time to renovate, and how to get maximum profit from a renovation. To have Cherie answer your reno questions, email editor@yipmag.com.au read more