Success Stories

Half the risk, Double the profit

Ready to sink their teeth into the property market but not quite cashed up enough to do it alone, Gold Coast siblings David Christopher and Sascha Haddon decided to pool their resources and buy a property together. The duo wound up splitting their risk while their apartment doubled in value read more


Craig Merrett: How I broke into the property marketing with just a $35K income

Many young people on low incomes blow their savings on travel, cars and nightlife. Not Craig Merrett. Here’s how one smart investor triumphed through a difficult situation to kick-start his portfolio and set himself on a path to achieving financial independence. John Hilton tells his story read more


Michael Lezaja Reveals: How I built my $5m portfolio using smart renovations and diversification

In less than 10 years, Michael Lezaja has gone from working as a security guard seven days a week to owning 15 properties collectively valued at more than $5m. He tells John Hilton how he maximises his profit using renovation and diversification strategies read more


Expert Advice

Overcoming Buyer’s Remorse Lindy Lear

In my daily advice and mentoring I find I that many of my investors make a decision to purchase their first or next property quite confidently, only to be overcome by regret, fear, anxiety and self-doubt in the days or weeks following and pull out of the purchase. This is called buyer’s remorse and can haunt investors and stop them from reaching their goals of building a successful property portfolio. So why does this happen and how can you overcome this buyer’s remorse? read more

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Every month, leading reno expert Cherie Barber answers your questions on renovations. This month she tackles questions about the best way to deal with asbestos, how to plan a renovation and how to decide on what size decking you should use. To have Cherie answer your reno question, email your questions to editor@yipmag.com.au read more