New figures show 2014 was the year of the investor.
Data from he Australian Prudential Regulation Authority shows that investor growth outpaced owner-occupiers last year. Owner-occupier loans grew by 5% in 2014, while loans for investors were up 11.5% on the previous year.
While investor demand surged, owner-occupiers still made up most of the market in terms of value. Owner-occupiers took on $851bn in new home loans last year, while investors took on $454.7bn.