I agree - $350k was what we originally started looking at, so that we could minimise our mortgage, but we had to reassess that once we got here - the houses in that bracket are few and far between and not really what we were looking for.
We got lucky in the end - we managed to get a 'private' viewing on a house that was due for an open the following week, and snapped it up before anyone else could see it. It's perfect for us, but we've paid over $400k for it.
The only thing I can recommend is to have another think about what you can afford, and if that really is your limit, then you need to get friendly with the estate agents as recommended above - you might get first look at something before it goes to open.
Very best of luck - it's a minefield!!
Hi SA GREAT,we are in Seacombe Gardens,one of the sales spiel lines had me laughing my head off"Shop till you Drop"cos its by the Marion Centre.We came here to get away from all that Crap.
Originally Posted by SA Great
I still think that Seacombe Gardens - Heights and Seaview Downs are some of the best kept secrets of Adelaide, great location to everything really. I agree I am definately not a mall shopper, but I guess it is handy to have the supermarket, dentist, chemist and retail shops in one handy location. I live in Unley and love the area, walk to everything, and rarely drive these days, I can walk across the parklands and into the city, keeps me fit, saves money and at least there's a bit of personal interaction at the same time.
Originally Posted by sueoc
We built our first home in Seaview Downs 30 years ago, at the time it was an area where all of the builders were constructing their own homes, so many in there are very well constructed. The requirements for the foundations of the home were massive, we never had one crack in the walls. The views were magnificent, and it was and still is a great area in which to bring up your family. Only reason I moved was because my marriage came to an end and I needed to make a new life.
I have a house also in the city in Carrington Street, and love that place too, once again walk to everything, get lonely of an evening just spit yourself out the door and there's heaps to do, especially if you like music.
Anyway good luck to you all, finding a home is frustrating I know have lived all over the world and moved many times so have become quite fussy about what I want and need these days. Don't settle for something you don't like, if you don't get it the first time it means that something better is going to come along.
All the best.
Yes Jo Lemmer from century 21 in blackwood is an expert at all that sales bull****, she drives me crazy.
Originally Posted by sueoc
Seacombe is a good spot, i am at flagstaff but do love marino