Smashed Avocado: How I cracked the property market and you can too
You guys. I never thought I’d end up here.
In January 2018, I started this blog because I was sick and bloody tired of reading articles about the fact that millennials were being shut out of the property market. We know! And if you’re told something often enough, you start to believe it. Fortunately, I had refused to listen.
Four years before I started the blog, I’d managed to save enough to buy a humble apartment in the suburbs of Melbourne. I’m not going to lie, it’d been really hard. So hard that I had to take a second job on top of my already demanding job in advertising. My side hustle was a role writing the executive property column for the Australian Financial Review. There I was sitting in my little place, writing about the most extravagant luxury property in the country. And I was doing it because I could barely afford to pay my mortgage. But the shit bit passed. It got easier. Today I can say it was absolutely worth it.
I realised that all millennials need is the education, motivation and inspiration to believe it’s possible. The blog resonated. People enjoyed reading the stories of other young people who’d found creative ways to enter the market.
So, the book was born. It has been such a privilege to talk to people who’ve seen property prices rise and decided: screw it, we’re going to try anyway. Against the odds, they’re succeeding.
The result of schlepping along my own path, and hearing about the experiences of others, is my book Smashed Avocado: How I cracked the property market and you can too. It’s available for pre-order now and will hit shelves on September 3, 2019.
In the meantime, here’s a bit more of my story…
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