Chapter 20: Property investing meets FIRE

Aussie FIRE | Financial Independence Retire Early

29-09-2023 • 23 mins

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There's an old joke that's been kicking around for the past decade or so:

"If you're struggling to make conversation with an adult Aussie, ask them for their thoughts on the housing market."

Real estate can be a fraught topic in Australia - not least of all because it's so expensive. In fact, there's been a growing assumption that the only people who can afford to invest are the independently wealthy. Well, them, or people who bought into the market 30 years ago.

In this chapter of Aussie FIRE, Victor from the Frugal Samurai is here to bring property to everyone. He explores how to plan for an entry into property investment, and details the different strategies you could apply.

He also covers what he believes you should look for (and avoid) in real estate, and ponders the "rent vs buy" debate for your primary place of residence.

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