Steve McKnight (1972 - ) rocketed to success by building a property investment portfolio of 130 properties in just 3.5 years.
Steve began looking for a way to escape the daily grind and his much-hated job as an audit accountant, and eventually found a way through property investment.
It was while attending an investment seminar in May 1999 that McKnight realised the value of positive cashflow real estate. He began his portfolio immediately with a $44,000 3-bedroom house in Ballarat, Victoria.
Unlike the strategy used by most property investors in Australia, what was special about this particular property was that the property investment was profitable from day one. In other words, after all expenses, the rent provided a small surplus.
Together with business partner, David Bradley, the pair quickly uncovered a series of tricks only known to "industry insiders", which let them purchase more property in three and a half years than most people will ever own in a lifetime - and in doing so, they quickly surpassed their goal of mere financial freedom.
Steve's first book "From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years" was initially released in August 2003 (published by Wiley), and quickly went on to be a record-breaking best seller on Nielsen's BookScan Australia ratings. It has since been revised and updated, and continues to sell well as a classic for the Australian property investor.
His second and third books, "$1,000,000 in Property in One Year" and "From 0 to 260+ Properties in 7 Years" (published by Wiley) also topped Nielsen BookScan Australia's business best seller list.
Steve's latest book, "From 0 to Financial Freedom" is the first book designed to be released as an eBook (including on the Kindle platform).