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Sasha Hopkins turned his life around after being deported at the age of 17 because he was trying to steal computers from school, live in a caravan, and have a job with a minimum wage to have a $ 55 million real estate portfolio. Pictured: with wife Lana

Owning a house can be a pipeline – especially for a driven high school student who left the house at the age of 17.

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But Sasha Hopkins is living proof that the dream is within reach for almost everyone.

Hopkins was started as a teenager from his school in Queensland to steal computers before he went to live in a caravan in his partner's backyard and had a job with a minimum wage.

In the 14 years since then, the now 31-year-old has collected no less than $ 55 million in real estate empire.

This is his story.

Sasha Hopkins turned his life around after being deported at the age of 17 because he was trying to steal computers from school, live in a caravan, and have a job with a minimum wage to have a $ 55 million real estate portfolio. Pictured: with wife Lana

Sasha Hopkins turned his life around after being deported at the age of 17 because he was trying to steal computers from school, live in a caravan, and have a job with a minimum wage to have a $ 55 million real estate portfolio. Pictured: with wife Lana

Hopkins (photo) built his empire after he was expelled from school and moved out of his parents' house in Noosa, Queensland at the age of 17
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Hopkins (photo) built his empire after he was expelled from school and moved out of his parents' house in Noosa, Queensland at the age of 17

Hopkins (photo) built his empire after he was expelled from school and moved out of his parents' house in Noosa, Queensland at the age of 17

At the age of 17, Mr. Hopkins worked for $ 9 per hour, pot plants at a local nursery. He said he received about $ 270 a week for his labor. Shortly thereafter, he had a & # 39; light bulb moment & # 39; and he realized that he wanted more from life. Pictured: the Brisbane mansion in his portfolio

At the age of 17, Mr. Hopkins worked for $ 9 per hour, pot plants at a local nursery. He said he received about $ 270 a week for his labor. Shortly thereafter, he had a & # 39; light bulb moment & # 39; and he realized that he wanted more from life. Pictured: the Brisbane mansion in his portfolio

At the age of 17, Mr. Hopkins worked for $ 9 per hour, pot plants at a local nursery. He said he received about $ 270 a week for his labor. Shortly thereafter, he had a & # 39; light bulb moment & # 39; and he realized that he wanted more from life. Pictured: the Brisbane mansion in his portfolio

At the age of 17, Mr Hopkins worked for $ 9 per hour, pot plants at a local nursery.

He took home about $ 270 a week for work.

Months later he had a & # 39; light bulb moment & # 39; and realized that he wanted more from life.

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He went back to school in Melbourne and started working overtime to save as much as possible – investing part of his savings in the stock market.

By the time he was 21, Mr. Hopkins could pay a down payment for his first property, a piece of land outside of Hobart that he bought for $ 300,000.

Within just eight years, his portfolio was worth $ 9 million, and in the last two years alone, his empire has grown to more than five times that size.

& # 39; I am probably one of the most action-packed, aggressive people I know & # 39 ;, the father of two told Daily Mail Australia.

& # 39; I continue to educate myself, surround myself with the right people and test myself and buy property after property. & # 39;

Hopkins said he goes after everything and has managed to maintain and repeat his success. Pictured: with wife Lana
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Hopkins said he goes after everything and has managed to maintain and repeat his success. Pictured: with wife Lana

Hopkins said he goes after everything and has managed to maintain and repeat his success. Pictured: with wife Lana

Hopkins, who has since focused more on developments than buying individual properties, said he is a strong proponent of practicing what he preaches. Pictured: Bell Park, owned by Vic

Hopkins, who has since focused more on developments than buying individual properties, said he is a strong proponent of practicing what he preaches. Pictured: Bell Park, owned by Vic

Hopkins, who has since focused more on developments than buying individual properties, said he is a strong proponent of practicing what he preaches. Pictured: Bell Park, owned by Vic

Hopkins said the younger generation should do things differently & # 39; to crack the property market. Pictured: Corio at home

Hopkins said the younger generation should do things differently & # 39; to crack the property market. Pictured: Corio at home

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Hopkins said the younger generation should do things differently & # 39; to crack the property market. Pictured: Corio at home

Hopkins, who has focused on developments rather than purchasing individual properties, said he is a strong proponent of practicing what he preaches.

& # 39; In terms of how I did it, it is simply a combination of staying successful in companies and continuing to do many development projects and buying real estate at a rapid pace & # 39 ;, he said.

& # 39; Once you crack the code, it becomes easier and your portfolio grows faster. & # 39;

He said the younger generation should do things differently & # 39; to enter the market.

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& # 39; Unfortunately, it no longer works to buy one home that is your home and to pay off the debt for most of your life and hope you will retire one day, & # 39; he said.

He revealed his tips for those who want to break through on the market for the first time - including making decisions out of fear

He revealed his tips for those who want to break through on the market for the first time - including making decisions out of fear

He revealed his tips for those who want to break through on the market for the first time – including making decisions out of fear

Hopkins said: & # 39; Once you crack the code, it becomes easier and your portfolio grows faster. & # 39; Pictured: mansion in Brisbane

Hopkins said: & # 39; Once you crack the code, it becomes easier and your portfolio grows faster. & # 39; Pictured: mansion in Brisbane

Hopkins said: & # 39; Once you crack the code, it becomes easier and your portfolio grows faster. & # 39; Pictured: mansion in Brisbane

Hopkins said there was a lot of & # 39; noise & # 39; for the first buyers. is between the media and friends and family – they must all ignore them.

& # 39; It is very difficult to break the noise and because there is so much, it can cause people not to make a decision or make one out of fear, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; This can make people emotional and lead them to make the wrong decision because they do not have the right guidance or research. & # 39;

Hopkins advised first-time buyers to train themselves, to find a mentor with proven success and to have a plan that fits where you are and what you want.

Hopkins said the most important tips are to educate yourself, to find a mentor who is currently successful and has a plan that fits where you are and what you want

Hopkins said the most important tips are to educate yourself, to find a mentor who is currently successful and has a plan that fits where you are and what you want

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Hopkins said the most important tips are to educate yourself, to find a mentor who is currently successful and has a plan that fits where you are and what you want

At the age of 17, Mr. Hopkins worked for $ 9 per hour, pot plants at a local nursery. He said he received about $ 270 a week for his labor. Shortly thereafter, he had a & # 39; light bulb moment & # 39; and he realized that he wanted more from life. Pictured: one of the properties in Brisbane in his portfolio

At the age of 17, Mr. Hopkins worked for $ 9 per hour, pot plants at a local nursery. He said he received about $ 270 a week for his labor. Shortly thereafter, he had a & # 39; light bulb moment & # 39; and he realized that he wanted more from life. Pictured: one of the properties in Brisbane in his portfolio

At the age of 17, Mr. Hopkins worked for $ 9 per hour, pot plants at a local nursery. He said he received about $ 270 a week for his labor. Shortly thereafter, he had a & # 39; light bulb moment & # 39; and he realized that he wanted more from life. Pictured: one of the properties in Brisbane in his portfolio

The founder of the A Team Property Group said there are also many common mistakes that people make when they first invest. Pictured: the Brisbane mansion in his portfolio

The founder of the A Team Property Group said there are also many common mistakes that people make when they first invest. Pictured: the Brisbane mansion in his portfolio

The founder of the A Team Property Group said there are also many common mistakes that people make when they first invest. Pictured: the Brisbane mansion in his portfolio

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Hopkins, who founded the A Team Property Group, said there are also many common mistakes that people make when investing for the first time.

He said the biggest mistake is when people get emotional when buying a property to invest in.

& # 39; They can become emotional because they may not live at home, but investments are about the facts, figures and data. It has nothing to do with whether you want to live in the property, & he said.

He said the biggest mistake is when people get emotional when buying a property to invest in

He said the biggest mistake is when people get emotional when buying a property to invest in

He said the biggest mistake is when people get emotional when buying a property to invest in

He said afterwards that it can cause people to buy real estate in areas they know - or even in the same suburb so they can drive past - but this seriously limits you. Pictured: Wavell Heights at home
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He said afterwards that it can cause people to buy real estate in areas they know - or even in the same suburb so they can drive past - but this seriously limits you. Pictured: Wavell Heights at home

He said afterwards that it can cause people to buy real estate in areas they know – or even in the same suburb so they can drive past – but this seriously limits you. Pictured: Wavell Heights at home

He said emotion can cause people to buy real estate in areas they know – or even in the same suburb so they can drive through – but it limits the success of real estate.

& # 39; There are 11 million properties in Australia, it is unlikely that the person in the same suburb is the right one, & he said.

Hopkins said that another common mistake is to treat real estate investments as a quick rich scheme rather than using the hard yards.

& # 39; An investment in real estate is not something that frees you from one day to the next & # 39 ;, he said.

& # 39; But if you put in more than ten years and put in constant action, hard work and sacrifice, I will guarantee that you can prepare for the rest of your life. & # 39;

Hopkins said that another mistake people make treats real estate investments as a scheme to get rich instead of using the hard yards

Hopkins said that another mistake people make treats real estate investments as a scheme to get rich instead of using the hard yards

Hopkins said that another mistake people make treats real estate investments as a scheme to get rich instead of using the hard yards

In the past two years, Mr. Hopkins has grown his property portfolio by more than $ 45 million - but he says he will not stop soon

In the past two years, Mr. Hopkins has grown his property portfolio by more than $ 45 million - but he says he will not stop soon

In the past two years, Mr. Hopkins has grown his property portfolio by more than $ 45 million – but he says he will not stop soon

& # 39; I don't have to keep doing what I do, I don't have to work another day in my life, but when people ask me (why) because I want to offer the absolute best life for my wife and two children, for the people I employ and everyone in my life, & he said

& # 39; I don't have to keep doing what I do, I don't have to work another day in my life, but when people ask me (why) because I want to offer the absolute best life for my wife and two children, for the people I employ and everyone in my life, & he said

& # 39; I don't have to keep doing what I do, I don't have to work another day in my life, but when people ask me (why) because I want to offer the absolute best life for my wife and two children, for the people I employ and everyone in my life, & he said

Hopkins said everyone has an opinion about real estate – but that is colored by their own experience and may not be relevant or useful for the new investor.

In the past two years, Mr. Hopkins has grown his property portfolio by more than $ 45 million – but he says he will not stop soon.

& # 39; I don't have to keep doing what I do, I don't have to work another day in my life, but when people ask me (why) because I want to offer the absolute best life for my wife and two children and everyone in my life, & he said.

& # 39; I also love doing what I do and I love to challenge myself – I could never be the guy sitting on the beach. & # 39;

Hopkins said he wants to leave a legacy for his children and act as a role model

Hopkins said he wants to leave a legacy for his children and act as a role model

Hopkins said he wants to leave a legacy for his children and act as a role model

SASHA HOPKIN & # 39; S TIPS AND COMMON MISTAKES MAKING PEOPLE WHEN INVESTING FOR THE FIRST TIME

TIPS

  • Teach yourself
  • Treat investing as a business, because if you do it well enough, it will become one
  • Surround yourself with experts

MULTIPLE MISTAKES

  • Become emotional
  • Only go with what they know
  • Treating property as a & # 39; get rich quick & # 39; scheme
  • Not getting the right advice or getting advice from the wrong people

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