Bargain beauties- Homes under $450k with stellar street appeal


Without a doubt everyone enjoys taking pride in their own home and that sense of achievement starts from the first time you see your new house from the street.

There’s no better feeling than walking up to your place and admiring how good its welcoming exterior and neat landscaping looks. Even better yet, is knowing you got that attractive dwelling for a great price.

Plus, you’ll be content in the knowledge that when it comes time to sell having strong kerb appeal will work in your favour to draw in more buyers and improve resale value.

Here are nine reasonably priced homes from around the country with stellar street presence that won’t stretch the budget too far.

Country town beauty, $329,000, Kooringal, NSW

The gorgeous white picket fenced front yard is a great introduction to what lies within this character-filled recently renovated weatherboard home. The homes stunning features, three generous bedrooms, timber floors, updated kitchen and bathroom, an entertaining deck with outdoor BBQ and kitchen, a wood fire pizza oven, ducted heating and cooling, a veggie patch and massive yard, makes a tree change seem more attractive than ever before.

Low maintenance duplex, $409,000- $439,000, Nerang, QLD

Offering all the lifestyle perks you could wish for living on the Gold Coast, the gated grounds of Riversdale Park Estate include swimming pool and BBQ area access with the Nerang River, public transport and parklands only a stones throw away. The functional floorplan includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double car garage, stone kitchen benchtops, air conditioning, a solar power system and a sweet private courtyard.

Lakeside townhouse, $405,000-$445,000, Madeley, WA

Situated on the cusp of the Lake Goollelal foreshore, lake cycling and walking paths, close to shops, schools, public transport and recreation facilities, this double storey three bedroom, two bathroom home is perfect for families and active individuals. With polished timber flooring to living areas, an entertainer's deck, leafy compact yard and double car garage, what more could you need!

Mountain view serenity, $395,000-$438,000, Warrane, TAS

Peach may not be everyone's first choice when it comes to the exterior colour of their home, but life would be pretty peachy in this stylish three bedroom Tassie abode. Its quiet court location is ideal for families in search of safety and quiet. The open plan living area opens out onto a comfortably sized deck suited to BBQs and hosting gatherings. The tranquil mountain views are also a nice bonus.

Rendered charmer, $389,950, Pennington, SA

Just 30 minutes south-west of Adelaide's CBD, this delightfully presented three bedroom townhouse would make for a perfect first home for a young professional or family. Charming features include plantation shutters, bay windows to the living area and master bedroom, and a large pergola for entertaining.

Contemporary stunner, $380,000+, Westmeadows, VIC

Just 18km from Melbourne's CBD, this new three bedroom home is close to schools, transport links (freeway and train), parks and shops. The downstairs open plan living area flows outside to a private alfresco area and lawn. While upstairs there are three large carpeted bedrooms with built-in robes and two bathrooms. Other advantages include the double car garage, seperate laundry with lots of storage and a downstairs powder room.

Superb 1950s brick veneer, $230,000- $260,000, Montrose, TAS

Adjacent to the picturesque Derwent River and just 9km from the heart of Hobart, this pleasant home has a massive backyard with an expansive deck, garage and workshop space, and even a veggie garden. Inside buyers will love the polished floorboards, modern kitchen and large master bedroom.

Sensational stone party house, $349,000-$369,000, Para Hills West, SA

Behind the unassuming Mount Gambier stone facade and tidy garden are a number of impressive drawcards. Some highlights include the gas log fireplace, polished floorboards, an outdoor bathroom, outdoor kitchen, ducted cooling, updated kitchen and bathroom, and a workshop. Best of all it's only 30 minutes from Adelaide CBD.

Family suburban perfection, $410,000+, Pakenham, VIC

Four bedroom family homes don't get much more affordable than this sweet residence. Showcasing a Victorian style facade with welcoming veranda, a spacious entryway, timber flooring throughout, large manicured gardens and even parking space for a boat or caravan, every member of the family will love this one. To top all that off, public transport, reputable schools, freeway access and shops are all close by.

Which of these bargain homes under $450k would you snap up? Let us know your fave in the comments section below.

For more areas to find affordable property, check out Australia's seven most affordable beach houses and properties in Melbourne for under $350k

Happy organising!

The Homely Team

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