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Early student returns not likely to alleviate apartments pressure

Proposals to allow international students back into Australia are unlikely to provide any immediate relief to inner city apartment markets, which remain among the nation’s riskiest to invest in.

Apartments in Rhodes, Sydney
Apartment owners in suburbs such as Rhodes in Sydney's Inner West are likely to benefit from the return of international students, but not until next year. Photo: Shutterstock

Proposals to allow international students back into Australia are unlikely to provide any immediate relief to inner city apartment markets in Sydney and Melbourne, which remain among the nation’s riskiest to invest in.

While there have been some signs of improvement recently in inner city apartment markets in Sydney and Melbourne, they still lag behind the wider recovery and rapid price rises experienced in other residential market segments.

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