We then made do with our little old house, rented it out while hubby got posted up north, had crap tenants in the meantime which cost us lots of money. We had to renovate to move back into our house that we had trusted others to care for. By this time we had both been working and studying hard to get higher paying jobs. My hubby had a work accident and we very nearly lost our house due to difficult times financially but we got through. We bought our second house and rented it to mining. The suburb we lived in boomed, we sold up and made a fortune which set us up to buy another property. We now own 2 properties and still paying for our third. People can do it!