Five under $500,000 - September 16, 2019
After a long winter, the spring listings are coming in thick and fast. A combination of improved lending conditions, handy first homebuyer benefits and general market confidence make this a good time to be out looking at your options. Here’s a peek at what’s up for grabs around the country.
32/3 Crick Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney
As always, pickings in Sydney’s desirable inner-city suburbs are slim, but this studio in a historic Potts Point art deco building caught our eye. It’s not huge, but what it lacks in space it makes up for in character. It has high ceilings, polished floorboards and an exquisite European-style bathroom accessed via glass French doors. You might just be able to snap it up for less than half a mil. If you do, just close your eyes and pretend you’re in Paris. Voila.
2/32 Bishops Place, Kensington, Adelaide
Adelaide is a bloody brilliant place to crack the property market and the proof is in this rad townhouse. For $295,000 you get a two-storey home with polished floorboards, great living and entertaining spaces, a courtyard, carport and that charming spiral staircase. Plus, it’s just moments from the CBD. You’ll struggle to get value like this elsewhere.
Kyneton-Metcalfe Road, Kyneton, Victoria
Smart millennials are increasingly looking to regional locations to get more bang for their buck. How’s this for a sweet deal: 30 acres for $380,000. Just imagine what you can do with all this space. Put a bunch of tiny homes on it? Build your own shack? Grow your own produce?
No word on whether the cows comes with the block. But it does have a dam, garden sheds and bore water. It’s an easy commute to Melbourne, too.
84 Orion Street, Lismore, NSW
It’s not often that you get a piece of Australian property history at this price point. This $326,000 property is the former Orion Street convenience store. It was a hive of activity back in the 1920s. Today it’s a five-bedroom home with multiple living spaces. It’s in need of an owner with an eye for respectful restoration. Restore this beauty during the week and cruise to Byron Bay to chill out on the weekend. Magnificent.
5/98 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Melbourne
This apartment in a stunning 1920s block in the heart of St Kilda will turn heads. It has a beautiful entrance hall, high ceilings, timber floors, living room with fireplace and a balcony. It’s moments from Acland and Fitzroy streets and an easy tram ride into the CBD. Off-street parking is a bonus, too. It’s priced at bang-on $500,000. Check it out.