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Investing in student housing

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It may seem confusing to deal with numerous leases on the one property at the one time, but Student Accommodation Industry Association chairman and The Pad student living director Damian Haber says the higher economic return for student accommodation often makes the extra work well worth it.

“For too long, the residential property market has been constrained by a satisfactory income return, which has been in the three to five per cent range,” Haber says. “The key for student accommodation is that it provides investors with a higher income return, between six to eight per cent for inner-city residential property close to institutions.”  This article provides unique insights into how investors are reaping strong profits and cash-flow through savvy investments in student accommodation around Australia.

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About Lauren Cross

Lauren Cross is a journalist and former Deputy Editor of Australian Property Investor magazine.