Five under $500,000 - April 4, 2018
The listing gods have served up some absolute stunners this week, folks. All you need to do is pick a lifestyle. Whether you want a little renovated apartment close to some of Northcote's restaurants and bars, or a historic regional cottage that'll beg you to slow down and relax, you've got choices. No matter which path you wander down, you're on the road to a sweet abode.
21/210 Clarke Street, Northcote, Melbourne
We've fallen hard for this renovated one-bedder in Melbourne's inner-north. It's in a solid old block and it's been revived by an architect with a good vision. For $330,000 to $360,000 you get polished concrete floors, earthy exposed timber door frames, modern bathroom, bedroom with built-in robe, designer tapware, antique light fittings and a car space, too.
5 Station Street Scarsdale, Victoria
Oh, you know, just a circa 1890 cottage on 1.5 acres for $390,000 to $410,000. This historic home not far from Ballarat is in excellent condition. It has a cast iron bullnose veranda, stunning entry hall and three bedrooms. Just move on in, plant some vines, start your own boutique winery and life's sorted.
57 Hay Street, Bullaburra, NSW
Definitely digging this shack in the Blue Mountains. The best bit of this listing is the photoshopped pictures of what the house could look like if you fix it up, complete with illustrated furniture. The only legit images are the facade and the kitchen, so what the place actually looks like is anyone's guess. Still, at between $390,000 and $430,000, it's worth a drive to check it out.
58 Hillcrest Avenue Nambour, Queensland
This is just 15-minutes from the Sunshine Coast. For $335,000, you'll score a home on a big bush block with two bedrooms and a verandah with a view. It comes with air-conditioning, and the solar power will keep costs down. You might want to jazz up the kitchen and living rooms, but it's perfectly liveable if you'd rather spend your weekends kicking back at the beach.
4 Henry Street Clarence Park, South Australia
Clarence Park in Adelaide's City of Unley is a great spot to purchase some new digs. It's close to the city and has a bit of charm about it, too. This three-bedroom place sits at our limit: $500,000, but we had to include it. You won't need to do a thing. It has bright rooms, polished pine floors and freaking adorable bay windows - perfect for settling in with a good book. Plus, you get a nice little backyard too.