Hi, I am looking for some practical information on how best to conduct research when buying my first property. I have given myself five months to get organised and buy. I am eligible for the FHBG. The property will be used as my PPOR for a portion of the first year in order to meet FHBG criteria. After that I am looking to rent it out and live somewhere else for less. Obviously I want to purchase well the first time in order to build equity and continue buying more properties over time. My question is - what are the first steps to take when researching areas? I am not so worries about actually gathering the data. I am worried about being able to interpret it correctly. What I think looks like a good buy may not be to a seasoned investor. Any tips? By the time you buy your 5th property does it get any less stressful??? Thanks.