Kerri & Wayne
SEARCH LOCATION: South Illawarra, NSW
BUDGET- $700, 000
THE BRIEF: Kerri and Wayne moved from Perth 3 years ago and have been renting in Shell Cove. With three kids in tow they’ve decided this is where they want to live and they’re ready to lay down some foundations, paint their own walls, in their own colours and create their perfect family home. Trouble is Wayne loves value for money and a good deal and this is proving a problem in their house hunting. They want a 4-bedroom house with a study, 2 separate living areas, 2 bathrooms and a big north-facing backyard for the kids, close to parks and the beach. They love character places but have struggle to find them in their budget in their preferred suburbs. It’s time for a different approach.
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Macquarie St, Jamberoo, NSW
Sale Price - Offers over $649,000
Perched on the high side of Macquarie St overlooking the town of Jamberoo is this stylish north facing 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom (2 with ensuites) home. One of the stand out features of this property is the wide and spacious covered timber deck that will have you eating breakfast, lunch and dinner outdoors all year round. The kitchen features granite bench tops and the family living areas have stunning timber floors. The downstairs bedroom (teenagers retreat or guest room) and the master bedroom have walk through wardrobes and ensuites. There’s also internal access to the lock up double garage.
Land Size - 800m2
Agent – Vivienne Marris - Elders
Area Description - Jamberoo is a pretty little village about 11km from Kiama on the South Coast of NSW. Without a doubt it is best known for the Jamberoo Action Park which is an action-packed theme park for families. It was established in 1820 and by the 1830’s the village was at the centre of a rich dairy area. Exploring Jamberoo today you can find much of its historic character still intact. The median house price is $575,000.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Jindabyne Rd, Flinders, NSW
Sale Price - $569,000 for sale
House Description: We chose this 2 storey home because it’s spacious, modern and on the market at an excellent price. There are 4 generous bedrooms (carpeted and all on the 2nd level), 2 bathrooms and a double garage. It’s close to schools, daycare, parks and Shellharbour’s cute village shops. The great thing about this place is that it’s a good layout for their family with 3 separate living areas and it’s close to where they currently live so the kids would not have to change schools. The house is in immaculate condition with no work needing to be done to it.
Land Size - 648m2
Agent – Clinton Richardson - Ray White Shellharbour City
Area Description - Flinders is 2 minutes from Shellharbour and roughly 23km from Wollongong’s city centre, in the Illawarra region of NSW.
Currently Shellharbour is undergoing extensive development with the construction of a number of new retail outlets and apartment blocks. Affordability and lifestyle are the main factors for living here. The main shopping strip has outdoor cafes and shops, ending with the Ocean Beach Hotel opposite the harbour. The median house price is $517,000.
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Austin Ave, Minnamurra
Sale Price - $579,000
House Description: There’s plenty of room for improvement with this 2 level home in Minnamurra. Well under budget, in a quiet and family friendly street with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious backyard and multiple living areas. Minamurra Primary is within walking distance.
Land Size - 556m2
Agent – Michele Lay - Ray White Kiama
Minnamurra is a small coastal village located just 15km from Kiama and it’s the spot where the Minnamurra River meets the Pacific Ocean. It’s a gorgeous spot for kayaking or snorkelling and the Minnamurra Rainforest is one of the best examples of a temperate rainforest that once covered huge areas of the Illawarra. The median house price is $525,000.