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After a series of high-profile buildings with serious defects was followed up by a once-in-a-century pandemic that wiped out a key tenant market, it’s no wonder that Australian property investors have become somewhat wary of apartments.

Sydney's Opal Tower
Sydney's Opal Tower has been one of the country's most high-profile defective developments in recent years. Photo: Shutterstock

After a series of high-profile buildings with serious defects was followed up by a once-in-a-century pandemic that wiped out a key tenant market, it’s no wonder that Australian property investors have become somewhat wary of apartments.

And while investors will have to hang on until Australia’s borders reopen to welcome international students back

into key CBD apartment rental markets, respite is on the way for prospective buyers worried about b…