How long will it take me to become financially independent through property? | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]

The more you understand the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth.

In this series of short videos, I discuss the common mistakes I’ve seen investors make.

Today we discuss how long (and why) it takes a property investor to become financially independent.

You may not like the answer.

Watch as we explain:

  • It often takes 30 years to develop financial independence through property;
  • The first 10 years you tend to lean what not to do as you try out a number of systems, strategies; Mistake
  • The you have to build a substantial asset base and next;
  • Lower your loan to value ratio;
  • 50% of those who buy an investment property sell up in the first five years;
  • Sure you’ll get emails in your inbox telling you to go along to a seminar or watch a webinar where you can buy 7 properties in 7 minutes, or that you can buy property with no money down or buy a property with your lunch money;
  • Property is not a get rich quick scheme, but people are in a hurry so many look for the next hot spot;
  • Can shorten that 30 year time frame by getting a mentor.
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'How long will it take me to become financially independent through property? | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]' have 2 comments

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    August 22, 2018 Alex

    Hi Michael, if an investor has built a portfolio of 7 properties in 7 years, does it not mean that he/she has found their own path to financial independence? And vice versa, if they get stuck with one property after the full property cycle (7-10 years), or even worse – had to sell, then they’re failing.


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      August 22, 2018 Michael Yardney

      I’ve seen investors with 7, 10 and even 12 dud properties, and they are on the wrong path – so the number of properties owned doesn’t get automatically get you to financial freedom.
      As for the investor who’s made a mistake – I’m a real success at failure. I’ve failed so often that I’ve eventually become successful


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