Success Story


Welcome to the first success story of 2022. This is something we have NEVER done before – showcase 3 x client stories in the ONE post… read on. 

BLUF: these are all serving ADF members that are now living in their own homes in Brisbane (aka PPOR).

They all used a combination of free money provided to them from Defence and the QLD Govt (~$11K HPAS, $15K FHOG, DHOAS loans, and $25K HomeBuilder Grant). 
These are 4Br, 2.5Bathroom, DLUG, premium, brand new Townhomes. Check out the images – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better first home, right in the heart of Brisbane’s Northern growth corridor. All properties were occupied in Nov/Dec 2021. 

Investment Property Success Story Details: 

  • Properties: ~$530K (market appraisal of similar properties is over $600K). 

We took care of the project management of these builds, interacting with the construction team from one of QLD’s best builders. The clients literally did NOTHING during the build – they just got the keys handed to them at settlement and moved in! 

Looking ahead, once these ADF members post away from Brisbane, they turn these properties into pure cash cows (investment properties).

That is, they KEEP all the free money, start receiving rent, write all expenses off on tax and maintain their DHOAS loan. THREE forms of income – how good is that? 

Attn: ALL if you’re posted to Brisbane (RAAF AMB or GAL Bks), especially if you’ve just arrived: it is an absolute NO-BRAINER that you get a plan together to pull the trigger on your ADF and Govt housing entitlements… the Brisbane market is going off and the scenario I just painted above can happen to YOU. 

Well, there you have it folks – our first success story for 2022. Rest assured, we have dozens of ripper success stories coming your way. Everyone has their own story and I know you’ll love relating to them all 

Let us know what you think of this one. 

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ADF Housing: Investment Property Success Story #92

This is a success story that emulates the changing circumstances of life many of us go through…

BLUF: Katie has recently refinanced this amazing investment property to her name, even though she and her previous partner, Ben, built 🏗️ the house as a couple.

After being referred to us by Laura (last week’s success story!), Katie and Ben came to Axon in April 2021. They were both Navy members, living in Sydney and in their early 20’s.

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ADF Housing: Investment Property Success Story #91

Ben is a Veteran (ex-Army Engineer, working ✈️ FIFO in the WA mining sector), and Laura is a 🚢 Navy Officer. Living in Sydney with their 2 kids, they actually came to Axon way back in May 2020.

After being coached IAW the Axon model, Ben and Laura built their first property with us in 2021. That property is located in a master-planned community in SEQLD and has risen in value > $250K, with plenty more growth to come! 🙌 It was named IP#2, as they came to us with an investment property in Darwin that they had bought in 2015

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ADF Housing: Investment Property Success Story #90

This is one hell of a bitter-sweet success story… keep reading this one. I’ll take you on a journey!
Justin has served 16 years in the Army. Cat, a veteran herself, is a superstar mum and she is a weapon medical receptionist. Justin pulled the trigger on his ADF housing entitlements back in 2013 when he was posted to Enoggera. That property, in a blue-chip area of North Brisbane, performed very well for them.

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ADF Housing: Investment Property Success Story #89

This is a success story like no other… these superstar clients are at the top of the Axon pile regarding the number of properties acquired using our services. 🎉 You have read about their evolving portfolio over the years, and here we are showing you IP#4. Number 4!

Approx. 12 months ago, I completed the success story for IP#3 with this: “Looking ahead, Aaron and Meggan have commenced the build for IP#4. Aaron is on a ship for the next 5 months, so Meggan will do this build with Axon solo. They have already secured an EOI for IP#5. Once these houses are sitting in the market, they’ll likely start a family.”

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ADF Housing: Investment Property Success Story #88

Chris and Erin first came to us back in Oct 2021. One of Axon’s previous team members (Adam) sent them our way, which we are very grateful for. 🥲 As you know, the Defence community is very small and everyone knows someone…

Both serving in the Army, they were living in Sydney. Chris was providing expert signal capabilities at Holsworthy, and Erin was a weapon Clerk (on MAT Leave at the time). They had IP#1 already, a unit in Liverpool, which was Erin’s own home from 2017. Chris had already commenced scoping 🔭 for jobs to support his likely separation from the ADF. He said something like, I can’t go back to normal Army after serving down here for the last few years. Yep, that sentiment certainly resonated with me!

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ADF Housing: Investment Property Success Story #87

We first met Luke and Anika in back Sept 2021. I’ll jump straight to now and let you know a LOT has happened since our first meeting – let me take you on their journey…

Situation: They’re living in Brisbane, Luke was in the Army, with 15 years under his belt. He was attempting to transfer to the RAAF. Anika is a Registered Nurse, specialising in Midwifery. They’re married with no kids, yet ‘family planning’ is underway.

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