The property market has always been attractive to investors who love the feel of bricks and mortar and who, after buying their own homes, take the next steps in investing in real estate to achieve financial security. There are thousands more Australians who 'plan' to follow this course but really don't know where or how to get started. In this easy to understand guide, author, investor and educator Helen Collier-Kogtevs, takes the reader by the hand and leads you step by step through the early stages of property investing. One thing you learn early on is that, surprisingly, it's not about the property! You don't start building your property portfolio by hopping onto realestate.com.au and choosing the latest two-bedroom townhouse. It's about the finance. You start by taking a look at yourself and also seeing how others view you. What is your credit rating? Are you a good risk? How can you become a better risk so that you can secure the finance you need to execute a sound investment strategy. How to Start Creating Real Wealth Through Real Estate is packed with invaluable information for first-time and experienced investors alike. There are sections on Personal finance; Investment strategies; Securing finance; Lending and hotspotting; Property and risk management; Setting and achieving financial goals. There is so much more involved in investing in real estate than simply choosing a house and finding some tenants. Helen Collier-Kogtevs will lead you through the whole process from start to finish.