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The number of investors who own multiple properties is rising

How many investment properties does the average Australian own?

Probably not as many as you think according to the latest ATO statistics.  house property

While almost 75 per cent of the 2 million Australians with rental properties had just one investment, 118,412 investors had three.

But the number of investors with interests in five or more rental properties jumped 6.3 per cent to 37,213 in 2014-15.

Yet despite all the success stories you read in the property magazine, there are only 19,198 Australians with an interest in six or more investment properties.

What about negative gearing?

According to the ATO  the number of taxpayers claiming a net rental loss (negative gearing) fell 1.8 per cent to 1.28 million.

And rental losses fell 2.3 per cent to $11.1 billion due to falling interest rates.

Look at it in another way:

If there were 100 Australians:

  • 16 would own an investment property and
  • 84 would not own an investment property.

Of every 100 property investors :  Property-Investment-Checklist-300x199

  • 76 had a rental loss (they negatively geared - 1.28 million Australians)
  • 24 had a net rental profit
  • 75 owned just one investment property
  • 19 owned two properties
  • 6 owned three properties
  • 2 owned four properties (118,412 Australians)
  • 1 owned five properties (37,213 Australian)
  • 1 owned six or more properties (19,198 Australians)

So how will you become one of those successful property investors?

Are you going to take advantage of the property markets in 2017 or are you going to get caught by the traps ahead? 

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About Kate Forbes is a National Director Property Strategy at Metropole. She has 15 years of investment experience in financial markets in two continents, is qualified in multiple disciplines and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
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2 comments

Good post. Message is impressive. The numbers do not match well. At the beginning, 118,412 Australians have 3 or more investment properties while in the below, it seems 118,412 is for four investment properties. Other number conflicts could be fou ...Read full version

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The numbers seem not right. The first three sum up to 100 already. In addition, the percentage for four properties or 6 properties does not match with the absolute number 75 owned just one investment property 19 owned two properties 6 owned three ...Read full version

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