Meet Trudi and Melinda. Will they find their dream home?
- Search Location: East and North Eastern Adelaide, SA
- Budget: $400K
Brief: Twin sisters Trudi and Melinda, 31, want to buy a house together to call their own. One they can decorate to their own tastes and as they share a large group of old friends, they want a space suited to entertaining. Originally from a country town 1.5 hours drive from Adelaide, the sisters are ready to take the plunge and buy a house in Adelaide, the city where they now live and work. Trudi and Melinda are searching in Adelaide’s Eastern suburbs close to where they presently rent a ‘homette’ in Payenham. Ideally they would like a three bedroom stand alone house in a charming suburb close to work and shops. Happily, the girls pretty much agree about what their perfect property would entail: big bedrooms with built-ins, a well appointed kitchen for entertaining, a quiet location with decent privacy and their own driveway. The twins love their food and cooking so the convenience of a supermarket nearby is a must. Trudi and Melinda’s father is confined to a wheel chair so a house with easy access and no internal stairs is an important part of their brief
- Sale Price: $385k - $400k
- Land Size: 505sqm
- Agent: Elders – Flinders park
Located on a quiet street, this solid brick and tile house has three equal-sized bedrooms and lock up garage - this home has ‘good bones’. It boasts an attractive sandstone exterior and the front garden and entertaining areas are of generous proportions. The floor plan makes good sense of the space with the kitchen and living room both leading out to the back veranda/patio - great for entertaining. The laundry could easily be converted to a second bathroom. This 1950’s home offering plenty of charm and a whole lot of potential.
With a medium house price tag of $452K and easy access to the CBD, with travel time at around 15 mins by car or the O-Bahn - Adelaide’s unique bus system on rails, Klemzig is a good entry level suburb for first home buyers like Trudi and Melinda.
- Sale Price: $385K-$400K
- Land Size: 677m2
- Agent: Elders - Flinders Park
A 1950’s brick and tile house retaining period charm, this house offers light filled spacious rooms with polished wooden floorboards throughout. While there are some aspects of this property that will require some attention, many areas of the home have already been tastefully updated. The bathroom is bright, white and modern and the recently renovated kitchen opens to the living area. The proportions of the bedrooms are generous - the living spaces are less so, however this home exudes character and warmth.
Easy close access to the city by car or public transport, Blair Athol is a much under rated suburb located in the North Eastern precinct of Adelaide. With a medium house price of $349K, Blair Athol is an affordable entry into the housing market for first time buyers, yet has good potential for return on investment.
- Sale Price: $390K - $395K
- Land Size: 483m2
- Agent: LJ Hooker - Glynde
This 3 bedroom freestanding home is close to transport, Central Newton Shopping complex, cafe's and other specialty shops. Situated in a small group of four, with its own private driveway, this home is well set back from the road ensuring a peaceful environment. A well equipped modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances is set in a light filled, open plan living area of generous proportions. Other features include a bathroom with two entries, built-in robes and ducted reverse cycle air conditioning. The good sized garden offers scope to create a private oasis. The garage with automatic door and internal access completes a solid home with nothing to spend.
Just under 10kms East of the CBD, Newton is situated in the Adelaide foothills northeast of the city centre. Newton is a suburb with a rich Italian heritage. Medium house price $458K