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Five under $500,000 - March 21, 2018

Five under $500,000 - March 21, 2018

By popular demand, here are some city-based places for those of you that have ruled out regional property. Inevitably, we're looking at apartments here. We think the secret is to find something interesting, with a bit of character. Heritage buildings will hold the long-term appeal that big off-the-plan options don't. Have a squiz at this week's options... 

10/34 Mitford Street, Elwood, Melbourne

You mightn't be able to afford a whole heritage building, but secure part of one historic property for between $400,000 and $425,000. There's a beautiful entry and staircase that'll make you feel like you're coming home to your very own mansion. It has an open plan living area, timber floors and a loft-style bedroom that you'll reach on your adorable step ladder.  

 Elwood, Melbourne: Stairway to heaven? 

Elwood, Melbourne: Stairway to heaven? 

106/56 Nicholson Street Abbotsford

Architect William Pitt was really on to something when he designed some of Melbourne's most impressive commercial buildings in the late 1800s, and this is one of them, which has been converted into apartments. Here you get high ceilings, timber floors, stone benches and a double bedroom. It's priced at $390,000 to $430,000, which seems like a reasonable price to pay to live in this iconic spot in the heart of Abbotsford. 

 Abbostford, Melbourne: standing the test of time 

Abbostford, Melbourne: standing the test of time 

6/9 St Neot Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney

Oh, Sydney. You are truly a hot mess. You know an apartment is probably TINY when the listing features a styled photo of the front door instead of the actual studio. Nonetheless, if you insist on living in this city, take a peek inside this shoebox. Sure you'll barely have room to move, but Potts Point is bloody gorgeous and you get a killer view. At $395,000, it's a bargain by Sydney standards.

 Potts Point, Sydney: no artsy snaps can hide how tiny this is 

Potts Point, Sydney: no artsy snaps can hide how tiny this is 

58 Risdon Road, New Town, Tasmania 

In Tassie you don't have to settle for an apartment. You can get a three-bedroom cottage just seven minutes from Hobart. This one has timber floors, a quality kitchen and large living area. There's also a garden, massive deck and a contained studio, all for the price of $445,000 to $485,000. 

 New Town, Tasmania: this is just the studio

New Town, Tasmania: this is just the studio

6/2 Rotherwood Street, Richmond, Melbourne

To get an apartment for less than $350,000 in Richmond is an achievement, but to get one that's in good shape for between $290,000 and $319,000 would be super impressive. This one's just off Bridge Road and it's so close to the 'G' that you'll practically hear them call the game from your living room. Yeah, it's little, but it's in a solid block building and is one of just 12. Get in there. 

 Richmond, Melbourne: a little gem

Richmond, Melbourne: a little gem

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