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Get the most out of property investment and secure your financial future
7 Steps to Wealth is the only real estate book in Australia endorsed by three of Australia's property
billionaires. It shares John L. Fitzgerald's own 35-year proven property strategy, supported
statistically and with real life case studies from readers of earlier editions. Now in its 8th edition the
book is completely up-to-date with the latest census data, location criteria and growth forecasts.
Most importantly, the book exposes the difference between property and real estate, proving that
it’s only the land that appreciates and that the buildings that sit on the land actually depreciate.
Indeed 7 Steps to Wealth uses Warren Buffet’s secret of compound growth but adapted for
Australian property investors. Fitzgerald proves that certain residential land is Australia's best
growth asset – and will continue to be given current record population growth.
- Unlock the secret power of compound growth and make it work for you
- Avoid the common mistakes that most property investors make
- Read case studies and testimonials from millionaires using the 7 step strategies
- Understand how to safely build wealth in property, be cashflow positive and still get a tax
With Australia's record population growth, there is no better time for Australians to use this proven
strategy to safely build wealth for a comfortable retirement, one that doesn’t mean relying on
About the Author
John Fitzgerald, is a renowned and respected Australian property expert with over 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial real estate, property development and property investment.
He is also a self-made man. After completing high school at 17 years of age, John hitchhiked from Melbourne to the Gold Coast with only $200 in his pocket. He started working in real estate and quickly mastered the art of building wealth with a sustainable plan that simply works. By 25, he owned over $1 million in net property assets. He has used the same wealth building strategy to develop a multi-million dollar business, sharing his knowledge and skills with everyday Australians.
John has personally bought, sold and developed over 10,000 properties and has an extensive residential and commercial investment portfolio.
Introduction: A fool and his money are easily parted xv
Who is John L. Fitzgerald? xxiii
Part I: Starting points 1
1 Why build wealth? 7
2 Why residential real estate? 17
3 A structure for growth 35
Part II: The 7 steps to wealth 47
Step 1 Buy land for capital growth 49
Step 2 Optimise your income 69
Step 3 Maximise your tax benefits 87
Step 4 Finance to build wealth 101
Step 5 Aim for affordability 121
Step 6 Make time work for you 133
Step 7 Be all you can be 151
Appendix A: Tenancy application form 167
Appendix B: Questions and answers 175