The tenth point is your desire to learn. The more you learn about property and property investment, the faster you’ll progress. When you fully understand the economic, property and interest rate cycles, what drives property prices and other mechanisms at work in the market place, how to identify and take advantage of the best finance deals, what the right property is for your target market and how much to pay for it, you’ll not only get the most from your portfolio, but you’ll also be able to protect yourself from the inevitable ups and downs of the property market.