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Five under 500,000 - March 28, 2018

Five under 500,000 - March 28, 2018

We always try to find good homes across the country, but Sydney, we've got nothing for ya. It makes us realise Melburnians are still in with a chance if they're happy to live in an apartment. There are some sweet options up for grabs. Alternatively, invest in Tassie, South Australia or the New South Wales Central Coast. Here's this week's round up. 

17/36 Brighton Road, Balaclava, Melbourne

Admittedly our favourite thing about this one-bedder is the blackboard table. Who knows, maybe you can ask 'em to throw it in. But even if the vendor wants to keep it, there's plenty to like about this place. The apartment, in a pretty 1920s block, has two living spaces, a renovated bathroom and original Juliette balcony. It's not huge, but when you get cabin fever you have Carlisle Street and the St Kilda Botanical Gardens on your doorstep. It's expected to go for between $360,000 and $390,000.

 Balaclava, Melbourne: BYO chalk

Balaclava, Melbourne: BYO chalk

65 Charles Street, Moonah, Hobart 

Snap up a three-bedroom home built in 1900 for about $200,000 and you'll be able to justify the extra spend to return it to its former glory. Although it needs a splash of paint (at the very least) there are plenty of ways to make this ol' gal sparkle. The land is in a light industrial zone so you could get creative with the block. Just don't destroy this little gem in the process. 

 Hobart: get a historic home with a bit of loose change 

Hobart: get a historic home with a bit of loose change 

303/129 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Melbourne 

Look, it's going to be a bit noisy, but on the upside there's s a wine bar in your building, so if you can't rest your weary head, go join the rowdy crowds downstairs. When you're not listening to the dulcet sounds of drunks talking shit on the street, you'll probably enjoy the light living room and city views. We're talking it down, thought. There's a reason there's nothing on the list in Sydney. You can't get much more than a studio in a block of student accomodation there, so get hold of something like this for $385,000 before it's unattainable. 

 St Kilda, Melbourne: the best block in the hood 

St Kilda, Melbourne: the best block in the hood 

Cockatoo Nest Gum Avenue, Victor Harbour, South Australia 

About an hour out of Adelaide in historic Victor Harbour you can get around on a horse-drawn tram. Not sure how good it is for the horses, so if that's not your thing, then you can kick back on your deck and quaff some good Barossa wines while taking in this ridiculous view. The place has polished floorboards and a kitchen that's just begging you to throw a dinner party. All this for just $440,000. What a steal. 

 South Australia: vino, anyone? 

South Australia: vino, anyone? 

27 Leichhardt Road Gorokan

If you've given up on Sydney (and let's face it, who hasn't?), get out of there and onto the New South Wales Central Coast, where you can get a renovated house near the water for between $430,000 and $460,000. This two-bedroom beach house has timber floors, a carport, a fenced garden and comes with one very appealing relaxed lifestyle. Start packing, folks. 

 NSW: you're not getting a place like this in Sydney for less than half a mill. 

NSW: you're not getting a place like this in Sydney for less than half a mill. 

What happens if property prices drop after I buy?

What happens if property prices drop after I buy?

Four ingredients for home ownership (spoiler: money's not on the list)

Four ingredients for home ownership (spoiler: money's not on the list)