I'm thinking about buying my first investment property in South-East Queensland, which is where I live. I have some equity in my house that I can use as well as some savings. I am beginning to research this topic and am going to a "property investment evening" next week sponsored by a local real-estate agent. I am also planning on meeting with an accountant to get an understanding of gearing and tax rules around having an IP. Can you recommend any good books that I can read? Also if there is anyone reading this that is experienced in property - do you have any pearls of wisdom or advice about potential things to avoid. I would really appreciate any advice!