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What can i get for $250,000 ?

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    Guest stewmac

    Im considering moving to Adelaide at the end of 2007 start of 2008, trying to find a property around 250k ,only looking for 2 or 3 bed property in a decentish area...

     

    Is this gonna be possible ? I dont expect to be in Millionaires row but likewise i dont wanna be with all the bogans too :D

     

    any info gratefully recveived

     

    stew

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    Guest Patch

    There are plenty of units for under 250, which are a small 2 bed, normally in a set of 6, small lounge, kitchen and sometimes a shared laundry.

     

    However, if you register with every estate agent going and watch realestate.com.au every day, some cheap 3 bedroom houses that normally need some TLC get put on the market for $250,000. They do normally sell very quickly and never normally need to advertise an open as agents will know the people wanting to buy the cheaper properties.

     

    The buyers for my mums house have a property in Happy Valley that they are selling cheap at $250,000 as they are committed to buy my mums place and need a quick sale. Happy Valley is a nice area and very popular at the moment.

     

    Prob best to look for a house rather than a unit just because of the return in investment and the way that house prices are at the moment, you are definatley going to make a profit in the near future.

     

    My two penneth worth anyway...!

     

    Lisa

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas

    Hi there

    I would second the comment already made, but if you are not moving here until end of 2007 or early 2008, the way the property market is here, anything could happen. At present, I would say the market is fairly aggressive because there is not very much for sale because it is early spring and a lot of vendors are waiting for summer to sell - the photos are taken when the sun is shining and they think they will get a better price for things. I know this because a good pal is a real estator and funnily enough we were talking about the "market" last night!!!

    I would reccommend that you research your areas before coming here - there are lots of great places to live all over Adelaide but look for what is right for you, your family, your work and so on.

    You may want to consider house and land packages (building a new home which may take up to 1 year) and you can do this in the southern suberbs for about that amount.

    If you need any further help - just ask away ...

    All the best for now

    Sas

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    Guest stewmac

    WHAT burbs in the South have land & build packages for $250 ? and any info on the builders ie websites wld be helpful ...thanks

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    Guest Patch

    I'd be curious to know as well!!

     

    Probably Seaford which is quite far out for me, depends on what you are after but a night out in the city from seaford would be an expensive evening!

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    Guest guest569

    Seaford isn't too far out Lisa ?? I live in Seaford Rise and worked in Munno Para yesterday and Salisbury today.Its a bit of a drive but at the right time of day its only an hour each way.( not perfection i know )

    Its not the suburbs you should be looking at for a newbuild at that price as the builders cost is the same everywhere its all down to the size and cost of the land.

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    Guest Patch

    I'm not calling Seaford as too far out for everyone, for families I think its brilliant but Hallett Cove seemed too far away from the City for me, I live near Aberfoyle Park and getting to the city from there takes me 40 minutes and Seaford is at least another 30 mins past me. It all just depends what you want.

     

    In the UK I drove an hour each way every day to work Manchester way to Preston which doesn't bother me I was only worried when I got here about getting taxi's and accessibility to be out and about.

     

    Lisa

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    Guest guest569

    I think you've been to my place after a nice drive all around Seaford Rise ???;)

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    Guest Roo1

    I think I'm tailing Patch today as its the 2nd post I've agreed with her!!

     

    Recent tennants of mine have just bought a land package in Seaford. It is an up and coming area and development is high.

     

    There's an ad in this weeks Messenger for weeks & macklin homes. They say you can buy land and house packages for $199,950

     

    This is their website.

     

    www.weeksmacklinhomes.com.au

     

    Judi x

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    Guest guest569

    I would agree with you both if it wasn't for the expressway starting and finishing here in Seaford. I am at the bottom of Marrion road alongside the city in 25 mins in the mornings.:cool:

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    Guest dglamoore

    Yep have to agree - our house to CBD in 35 mins thanks to the expressway or main south road if closed :)

     

    Have a look on real estate for what is about for $250K or less.

    Lisa:cool:

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    Guest smit
    I'm not calling Seaford as too far out for everyone, for families I think its brilliant but Hallett Cove seemed too far away from the City for me, I live near Aberfoyle Park and getting to the city from there takes me 40 minutes and Seaford is at least another 30 mins past me. It all just depends what you want.

     

    In the UK I drove an hour each way every day to work Manchester way to Preston which doesn't bother me I was only worried when I got here about getting taxi's and accessibility to be out and about.

     

    Lisa

     

    Hc is about 30 mins tops from the city ! 20 mins at the time I go to work:)

     

    depends on what ti

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas

    Hi there again

    If you have a look on www.realestate.com.au and look at the new land development tab, you can do a search for house packages and house and land packages. There is lots of development happening in Seaford/Rise/Meadows (as everyone has said) but there is also The Point (Huntfield Heights) and Paringa View (Huntfield Heights). Paringa View only has 1 plot left but The Point has a few more. Both are lovely developments, have reserves etc - close to lots of local amentities, the beach too and obviously close to the expressway. There are to be future releases on both and you simply need to register your interest. We are currently renting on Paringa View while we build in Onkaparinga Hills and it is great. It is very quiet, the houses are all new (obviously) and everyone is very pleasant here.

    There are plenty of suburbs here and it is a shame that only a select few get mentioned - there is life outside of Hallett Cove, Flagstaff Hill, Aberfoyle, Happy Valley and Seaford (and this is not me having a pop at those places by any means ....)

    There are also house and land packages north of the city too but I am not too familiar with them along with Aldinga, Aldinga Beach and Sellicks Beach (back down South) - I think the Sunday Development is on there too.

    It all comes down to where you want to live, and what is good for you and your family. But you can certainly build a house for $250k on a plot of land.

    Good luck with the search.

    Regs

    Sas

    :D

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