Australia’s best property investment books

Australia’s best property investment books

Each year dozens of books are published in Australia about property investing.

With so much choice we decided to compile a list of Australia’s best property investment books.

1. How To Grow A Multi-Million-Dollar Property Portfolio – In Your Spare Time

Author – Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney wrote this book to support first time and advanced property investors to understand:

  • Legal tax loopholes
  • Finance strategies
  • Negotiation
  • Dealing with agents
  • Auctions
  • Renovations
  • How to live off the increasing equity in your Multi Million Dollar Property Portfolio

How To Grow A Multi-Million-Dollar Property Portfolio – In Your Spare Time also looks at:

  • How to achieve real wealth through property investment 
  • The hidden profit potential most investors miss when buying properties 
  • How to buy below market value and then add value for instant profit
  • Michael’s pyramiding system to buy more properties with no money out of your own pocket 
  • Lessons from past property cycles that will ensure you reap the benefits of the new property cycle 
  • How to get the banks to say “yes” to more of your deals 
  • Advanced strategies such as tax “loopholes” available to property investors, power negotiating tricks and becoming a master at dealing with real estate agents
  • How to achieve the life of a property multi-millionaire living off the increasing equity of your properties


2. From 0 To 130 Properties In 3.5 Years

Author – Steve McKnight

With more than 160,000 copies sold, From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years is Australia’s highest selling real estate book.

From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years takes a detailed look at:

  • How to create a positive cashflow property portfolio
  • A simple four-step process for finding positive cashflow properties
  • How to protect your wealth and save tax 

3. Investing In The Right Property Now!

Author – Margret Lomas

Margaret Lomas is a well-known author who, in the past decade has published eight books on investment advice, the majority dealing with property investment.

This book discusses the value in asking the right questions about a property before you buy. Margret believes there is no substitute for doing your homework diligently to locate properties that meet all the criteria of a sound investment. Furthermore Margret believes decisions to purchase must be made on rational and objective criteria, and never on emotional grounds.

In chapter 4 Margaret points out that it is possible for the one property to yield both a good cash flow and show capital appreciation, but not at the same time. Timing of the investment therefore becomes important, and will be influenced by the investor’s cash needs and risk profile.

4. What Every Property Investor Needs To Know About Finance, Tax And The Law                          

Author – Michael Yardney

There are plenty of books around about how to choose the right investment property but that is only a part of becoming a successful property investor.

To successfully invest in multiple properties and gain financial independence you will need to understand finance, tax and legal strategies. This book will educate you on a range of simple strategies available to all of us. Not only will it help you set things up right the first time and choose the right advisors, but there are some key messages on how to avoid common pitfalls in property investing.

5. Rich Dad Poor Dad

Author – Robert Kiyosaki

There may be a lot of hype and motivational talk in this book (not to mention the Rich Dad marketing machine you see everywhere), but this classic among investors contains an unbelievable amount of life-changing, thought-provoking content. Rich Dad is all about opening our minds to the possibilities of letting our money earn money, rather than our time.

6. The Four Hour Workweek

Author – Tim Ferriss

Although this book is not about Real Estate at all, The Four Hour Workweek is still an excellent book on living outside the “status quo” of work, save, retire, and die. This book will transform the way you look at the world, retirement, money and work.

7. How To Create an Income For Life

Author – Margaret Lomas

This contains a step-by-step, easy-to-follow positive cash flow investment strategy that almost anyone can adopt to create an income for life.

How To Create Income For Life offers useful information on:

  • Safely investing in positive cash flow property
  • Taking advantage of home equity and hedging against the usual pitfalls of investing in property
  • Employing a specific borrowing strategy which eliminates debt quickly
  • The questions to ask when researching your market
  • Following strict, unemotional guidelines for investment property selection


8. Protect You Ass-ets

Author – Dymphna Boholt

This book offers a practical guide to safely investing in positive cash flow property and provides an array of tips and tricks on everything from borrowing to researching your market.

In this book, Dymphna teaches Australians vital information on asset protection. You will discover what it takes to safeguard your assets and finances against shallow lawsuits. It will also give you tips on how to pay less tax legally.

9. How To Buy Property With Your Super Money

Author – Tony Melvin and Ed Chan

How To Buy Property With Your Super Money provides simple advice on Self-managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF), how to set up your own fund, how to invest the money and how to pay yourself a pension in retirement. Whether you’re just starting out or about to retire, this book highlights the benefits of learning to control your super now.

How To Buy Property With Your Super Money looks at:

  • How to invest in domestic and international shares, property and any managed fund of your choice
  • How you can immediately eliminate fund manager’s fees
  • How to pay for life insurance with your super fund
  • Benefit from knowing exactly where your super money is, how much you’ve got and what return you’re getting
  • How to purchase residential property using an SMSF
  • How to purchase commercial or industrial property with your super

10. Confessions Of A Real Estate Millionaire

Author – Dymphna Boholt

Confessions of a Real Estate Millionaire gives you a factual story of how Dymphna dealt with the real emotions that go into building wealth. When Dymphna first made a decision to invest in property, she built a portfolio of $3.5 million in just 18 months. To do this, Dymphna believes it takes more than just emotional intelligence – it takes a system, a plan and a deadline.

There are a number of other quality realestate investment books which did not make the best property investment books list including:

  • Dale Beaumount – Secrets Of Property Millionaires Exposed
  • Michael Yardney – Rules Of Property
  • Mark Kelman – Become A Property Millionaire In Your Spare Time
  • Mark Kelman – 20 Must Ask Questions For Every Property Investor
  • Margret Lomas – How To Achieve Property Success
  • John Potter – A Property Investors Guide To Negotiating
  • Robert Balanda – Smart Questions Property Investors Must Ask Their Solicitors
  • Jason Weir – The Lucky Landlord
  • Julia Hartman and Noel Whittaker – Winning Property Tax Strategies
  • Martin Murden – How To Invest In Property Through Your Self Managed Super Fund
  • Helen Collier-Kogtevs – 59 Biggest Mistakes Made By Property Investors And How To Avoid Them
  • Helen Collier-Kogtevs – How To Start Creating Real Wealth Through Realestate
  • Steve McKight – From 0-260 Properties In 7 Years
  • Paul Do – I Buy Houses
  • Peter Spann – How You Could Build A $10 Million Dollar Property Portfolio In Just 10 Years
  • John Lindeman – Mastering The Australian Housing Market
  • Jimmy Prince – Property And Taxation, 2nd Edition
  • Karin Derkley – Buying Property For Dummies
  • Tony Melvin and Ed Chan – How to legally reduce your tax
  • Napoleon Hill – Think And Grow Rich
  • George Samuel Clason – The Richest Man In Babylon


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Ben founded Pumped On Property after building a multi-million dollar property portfolio over a 5 year period. His mission is to show you how to replace your income through property investing so you can do what you love…full time.