I just joined investED today and it's the first time I have looked at this type of resource. I have selected a property to purchase in Michigan USA and I'm exploring financing options. My first choice is to pay cash by dipping into the equity in my Australian home but I think I'm about $20K short. My situation is a little different from most Australian investors in that my wife is an American born national so the rules about foreign investment don't apply. I'd be happy to hear any views on this topic.