I'm a "dreamer" at the moment. Someone just doing her research and gathering knowledge so when I finally "take the plunge" and buy my first IP ... I hopefully won't make too many mistakes. I'm 28 years old. I'm planning to keep renting for the next few years and gather up a deposit... enough so that I can invest in CF+ (not necessarily in my own state) as well as cover all those 'hidden' costs that people forget are involved in the whole process. I shall be moving out of my unit by August. I'm unsure as to what my living position will be... I'll be renting I just don't know whether I will be a room-mate to someone (or boarder - not on any leases), have my own place (if it is nicely under $200 per week) and/or find a place and take on some boarders/room-mates (ie rent in a 3 bedroom with 2 other people). My other dream is to own and operate a vet clinic and/or other animal orientated business eventually.... buy an established one I would prefer instead of having to establish one. I have the tools as to how to "add life" to an already established business. Otherwise I'm self employed. I'm here to learn all I can about money management, property investing, asset protection and business. I was never someone who was 'big' on the share market thing. So hello from Gold Coast !! PS If anyone would like to take me on as a tenant (you are a private landlord not someone who deals thru an agent) then please do contact me. I've been renting privately for awhile and like renting privately as I like being able to establish and have a good relationship with my landlord instead of the BS of real estate agents who manage a property. I need a Gold Coast based property with room for a car (pet friendly a bonus but not needed).