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Demolishing and Building with David Woo

Season 8, Ep. 815

Meet David Woo, a chartered accountant in private practice specialising in accounting and tax, in particular advising on property-related matters in regards to tax, and successful property investor. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he came from a middle-class family before moving to Australia, where he made the switch in his career from science to accounting, completing a Master of Commerce. After university, he applied for a job at the firm Richard A. Bobb and got the role and eventually became a partner of the firm.

In this episode of Property Investory, find out why their accounting firm focuses on property and why David Woo thinks property is so powerful and what it can do for your life. Also, we will be delving into his surprising first property where the house he was demolishing had to be taken away on a truck, his journey of property investments after that, from one in Queensland to another in NSW, his worst investing moment and much, much more!

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