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Five under $500,000 - April 18, 2018

Five under $500,000 - April 18, 2018

Autumn's hit like a breezy slap in the face, and it's no coincidence that property pickings are getting slim. You can hibernate until spring, or you can look at the seriously good options up for grabs while everyone else is snoozing. Those that are braving the conditions have less competition. So put a beanie on and get out there. 

1/42-44 Albion Street, South Yarra 

We were like, 'wait, what?!' You can still get a one-bedder with a courtyard in South Yarra for between $460,000 and $500,000? Apparently, you can. We suspect this little gem will tip over our limit, but it's worth looking at. There's a lounge and dining room, floating timber floors and enough room to host a barbecue. The single garage and additional off-street parking make it extra appealing. The catch? A communal laundry...

 Melbourne: not pictured - the communal laundry 

Melbourne: not pictured - the communal laundry 

39 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, Adelaide  

You can get a three-bedroom early 1900s cottage in Port Adelaide, which is 14 kilometres from Adelaide's CBD, for $375,000. This place has many of its original features, a renovated kitchen, timber floorboards, fireplaces, seperate studio and a sweet courtyard. The facade needs a bit of work, but that's easily fixed. So, where do we sign? 

 Adelaide: they do classic cottages here, too, you guys

Adelaide: they do classic cottages here, too, you guys

78 Napoleon Crescent, White Hills, Victoria

While we're on the cottage train, get a load of this historic home just out of Bendigo. It's on the market for between $295,000 and $315,000. At this price, you can expect to give it a buff and polish, but the bones look strong. Think large rooms, high ceilings and the opportunity to make it your own. There's also a killer hipster-style alfresco entertaining area and a shed, too. 
 

 Victoria: you ain't getting anything like this in the city 

Victoria: you ain't getting anything like this in the city 

129 Banticks Creek Road, Four Mile Creek, Tasmania

Honestly, who doesn't want to go off the gird? This, folks, is the spot to do it. It's two hours out of Launceston but you get 50 acres for $380,000. Yeah there's a hell of a lot of interior timber panelling that you can either embrace or rip the hell out. But frankly, with these views, you won't want to be inside anyway. 

 Tasmania: get off the grid, mate 

Tasmania: get off the grid, mate 

89A South Station Road, Silkstone, Queensland 

Look if you can be arsed moving to Ipswich it doesn't get much better than this three-bedroom property in the tropics. For $300,000 you score a lovely home with traditional verandah, timber floors, and french doors leading to the verandah from the first and second bedrooms. There's also a garden, workspace and a car park. The bathroom needs some work, but there's no rush. You're on Queensland time. 

 Queensland: home among the palm trees

Queensland: home among the palm trees

Five under $500,000 - May 17, 2018

Five under $500,000 - May 17, 2018

How to make an offer before auction day

How to make an offer before auction day