Mum shares secrets behind real estate empire success after buying 20 properties

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A mum-of-four lifted the lid on her successful property empire.

At 37-years-old, Billie Christofi owns 20 different places.

She started saving when she was just 16-years-old – and has since become the director of property investment service Reventon.

The businesswoman told FEMAIL : “Throughout my childhood, I was always encouraged to save money I got for Christmas and my birthdays and put it into shares.

“I started my investment journey at the age of 16 when I took my money out of shares and put it into a commercial property to syndicate.”

At just 22-years-old, Billie was able to buy her first home after her initial deposit tripled.

Business-minded Billie didn’t stay in the home for long.

Around 18 months later, she sold the property and got a $150,000 AUD (£82,000) profit.

She used this money to re-invest, which is how she’s been able to build her real estate portfolio over the years.

The shrewd mum said: “I used this capital to then buy two properties and kept compounding after that using the growth of my investments to leverage and buy more properties.”

A decade on, Billie has four properties in her name and a further 16 in a trust with her husband.

Since achieving success, Billie has shared her top tips for other aspiring home owners.

She recommends choosing the “right property for your needs”.

This involves weighing up risk and not stretching your finances too far if it could get you in debt.

She added: “Play an active role in understanding money and getting the support you need to make sound investment decisions.

“You should learn to do your own research and understand what is right for you and your affordability.”

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