Lisa Curtin

Single mum Lisa Curtin has conquered most investors’ biggest fears, going from struggling to pay her mortgages to seeing success in renovations and now claiming the ultimate prize: a portfolio that will enable her to retire at 50.

  • In deciding on this strategy I had to accept that there would be periods of time when the unit would be vacant and had to weigh up the risks of that against receiving less rent for a normal unfurnished lease situation. read more

  • I subdivided a block of land from one block to two about 10 years ago. The process involved wasn’t as difficult as I had assumed and I thought I’d describe the process to help you decide if it would be something you’d like to take on read more

  • I am emotionally involved in the units as my daughter is now living in one and I want her and my other tenants to feel pride in where they live. This in turn encourages them to assist in keeping common area’s neat and tidy. The added value of good curb appeal can’t be dismissed either, you want to ensure the property entices people to live there. read more

  • Over the Christmas break I tackled the kitchen in my unit renovation and although I could have done a cheap reno leaving the cupboards and benchtop I opted for a new install with a Bunnings kitchen. read more

  • Lisa Curtin has conquered most investors’ biggest fears, going from struggling to pay her mortgages to seeing success in renovations and now claiming the ultimate prize: a portfolio that will enable her to retire at 50. read more

  • I settled on a unit last month and have been busy organizing its renovation before my 18 year old daughter Isabella and her 20 year old boyfriend Bryce move in. I can hear alarm bells ringing, but as a single mum with only one child, Isabella will inherit both my assets and my debts so I figure I’ll start her early to get an understanding of the property market... read more