Eddie Dilleen

Fast food worker turned investor from Mt Druitt reveals how he got 29 homes at age 29

PHOTO: Eddie Dilleen, with wife Francesca and baby Aurora, has 29 homes. Picture: Tim Hunter Source: News Corp Australia

He made waves four years ago when he snapped up his tenth property aged 25 but an ex-housing commission resident has since refined his buying tactics and now owns 29. Here’s how he did it.

Ex-housing commission resident Eddie Dilleen is preparing to buy himself an unusual present before his 30th birthday in September – his 30th property.

He needs just one more purchase to get there.

The 29-year-old already owns an incredible 29 properties spread across the country, having bought his first in his late teens while working at McDonald’s.

Nine of his properties were purchased over 2020 and early 2021 and the value of his portfolio has surpassed $6 million.

Many of his properties were purchased while working jobs that paid $60,000-$70,000 a year and he said he grew up “extremely poor”.

“People assume I got money from my mum and dad but we lived in poverty,” he said. “My mum was on a pension and that was our only source of income.”

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