How I'll retire on $200,000 a year

By Staff Reporter

This week on The Smart Property Investment Show we are joined by Mitchell Burge – an investor with 12 properties who has gone to incredible lengths in order to play it safe. 

Mitchell has a loan-to-value ratio hovering around the 58 per cent mark – conservative figures by any measure.

No more than two of his 12 investment properties are with one bank, and he owes no more than $900,000 with any lender.

Australia has some of the most resilient banks in the world, so why is Mitchell being so cautious? And will his strategy backfire when it comes to future portfolio growth?

That’s not all.

The 32-year-old’s air conditioning business is profitable, and his portfolio is neutrally geared and set to deliver massive future returns, but he still chooses to draw the same salary as he did five years ago – preferring instead to keep the extra earnings for a rainy day.

What’s his end game – and is playing it safe the smart move, or is Mitchell’s strategy overkill in the current interest rate environment?

[email protected] and Sterling Publishing's group publisher Alex Whitlock as they chat to Mitchell about all things finance. 

All this and more coming up on this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show. 

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Episode 19: ‘How I built a multimillion-dollar portfolio even though I bought the wrong properties’
Episode 18: ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ The ups and downs of DIY property management
Episode 17: The secrets to my success – how I built a massive portfolio on a modest income
Episode 16: How I'll retire on $200,000 a year
Episode 15: 10 properties in 6 years – how this elite sportsman will create a passive income
Episode 14: How I turned $4,500 into a multimillion-dollar portfolio 
Episode 13: Are we about to see real estate Armageddon? 
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Episode 11: How your living expenses will affect your borrowing ability and is it time to chat with your lender?
Episode 10: Is it boom or doom in 2016... and is ready access to finance assured in the year ahead?
Episode 9: How a tradie bought 12 properties in under 4 years 
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Episode 7: How to pick a hotspot; Here comes the squeeze!
Episode 6: How to start investing without a plan
Episode 5: 'How I built a portfolio from scratch'
Episode 4: Christmas special! We look back on 2015 and forecast what's in store for investors in 2016
Episode 3: Are we in a property bubble? Does aircraft noise depress property prices? And where's the next boom?
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