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Five under $500,000 - June 14, 2018

Five under $500,000 - June 14, 2018

Baby, it's cold outside and house prices have cooled in some cities. Not great if you're selling, but good news if you're in the market. There are plenty of bargains out there that'll warm millennial buyers' disenchanted hearts. Snap up your own little pad and take some serious styling inspiration from this week's listings. 

18/33 Grey Street, St Kilda, Melbourne

We wouldn't necessarily recommend a studio apartment, but we're crushing hard on the styling in this tiny place. It is small, but it's in the heart of St Kilda and it's in a beautiful block. The renovated property also has exposed brick features, good cabinetry, intercom and secure entry. At $220,000 to $240,000, it's no wonder we did a double-take. Just do your due diligence and prepare to ditch a lot of your stuff to live here. 

 Melbourne: #love

Melbourne: #love

38/7 Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

Sure this is slightly over $500,000, but sometimes we like to give Sydney a bit of attention, too. This studio is cosy, but it's in the heart of Elizabeth Bay. The unit, in a sweet art deco block, has high ceilings, period features, and timber floorboards. If you can live with the narrow kitchen and the communal laundry, it might be the end of your rental days. 

 Sydney: a half a million dollar shoebox 

Sydney: a half a million dollar shoebox 

56 Youngs Road, Hemmant, Brisbane

The bold blue facade won't be for everyone, but it's a freshly renovated three-bedder just 16 kilometres from the heart of Brisbane priced at $485,000. You get the perfect mix of indoor-outdoor living with a timber verandah and covered entertaining area. Inside there's a big living space, kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops and timber floorboards throughout. 

 Brisbane: that verandah out the back. tick. 

Brisbane: that verandah out the back. tick. 

8/33 Docker Street, Elwood, Melbourne

Our love affair with Elwood continues. And why wouldn't it when you can get a one-bedder in an art deco building for $290,000 to $319,000. While it's what's inside that counts (timber floors, high ceilings and down lights), what's on the outside is pretty great too: it's close to the beach, sailing club, Ormond Road village and cycling tracks. There's no car space, so get friendly with Uber and the nearby tram. 

 Melbourne: your beachouse in the city

Melbourne: your beachouse in the city

3/23 Ashmore Street, Everton Park, Brisbane

Be wary of the $40,000 price drop they've advertised, but if you've gotta sell, you've gotta sell. This two-bedroom unit has city views, balcony, kitchen with stone benchtops and a 'complimentary wine fridge' - that's a new selling point that's piqued our interest. With a price of $435,000, you have enough spare change to stock that fridge with chilled vino. 

 Brisbane: where they throw in a wine fridge to win you over

Brisbane: where they throw in a wine fridge to win you over

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