VIDEO: Melissa’s Property Story

This video explains the basics of investing in property. Our expert, a young and passionate personal property investor, shares her story and insights into when, why and how you might use property to build long term wealth.

Melissa purchased her first property at 18, continually using her equity to have at age 28, built a property portfolio of 11 properties with her husband, at a combined value of more than $4.8 million.

About Melissa

Melissa Morgan B Sc (Honours), Grad Cert (Applied Finance and Investment), Masters Com (Property Investment and Development)

Melissa purchased her first property at 18, continually using her equity to have now at age 28, built a property portfolio of 11 properties with her husband, at a combined value of more than $4.8 million. Melissa spent 5 years working at Macquarie Bank in real estate operations and due diligence before seeking a role true to her passion as an asset manager for Ironstone Group, a property advisory company – Capital 360, and residential funds management group – Ironstone Funds.

With 10 years of property investment experience, Melissa has built a strong understanding of property investment strategies, renovation and how to use leverage to build a long-term portfolio. In her personal portfolio Melissa seeks to create a balance between strong growth properties and those that provide good cashflow whilst using renovation as a means of accessing immediate equity. She looks to diversify her portfolio between capital cities and property types, occasionally selling a property when she believes it will improve the overall portfolio.

Melissa has been a guest presenter at the 2010 ‘Renovation Success Conference’, featured in Money Magazine, been a 2010 Property Woman of the Year Nominee, made a TV appearance on Today Tonight’s ‘Renovate in a Recession’ and been a guest speaker for Reno Kings ‘Renovation Success’ teleconferences over 2009.

Melissa recommends the following books and magazines for learning and inspiration, but says remember to read a variety instead of just any one book. She believes magazines are great for continued inspiration, especially when you have a subscription.

Books:

  • Building Wealth Through Investment Property, Jan Somers
  • Wealth Magic, Peter Spann
  • The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki
  • Your Money, Anita Bell

Magazines:

  • Your Investment Property
  • Australian Property Investor

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