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    Where are people buying houses for $250k?! In Perth you would get a tiny 1 bed apartment in a terrible area for that. For a house in an okay area you are looking at at least $400k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbie View Post
    Where are people buying houses for $250k?! In Perth you would get a tiny 1 bed apartment in a terrible area for that. For a house in an okay area you are looking at at least $400k.
    Subbing thinking same thing

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    We bought in Brisbane in 2009, for $360k. (townhouse) Had a 20% deposit (thanks to living with the inlaws!) Went through a broker, I'd definitely recommend that over applying to individual banks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbie View Post
    Where are people buying houses for $250k?! In Perth you would get a tiny 1 bed apartment in a terrible area for that. For a house in an okay area you are looking at at least $400k.
    Regional areas probably. Where I live now in the country you could get a really good place on a decent block for that amount and probably have money left over to renovate! Or some people might be referring to a unit/ townhouse as a house too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbie View Post
    Where are people buying houses for $250k?! In Perth you would get a tiny 1 bed apartment in a terrible area for that. For a house in an okay area you are looking at at least $400k.
    Smaller towns usually have cheaper houses. Around wher we live you can get an amazing house for $400k and even decent houses for less. If you want under $300k usually it would be under 3 bedrooms, or they are on smaller blocks.

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    I bought in regional NSW on my own about 4 years ago, lived in it for about a year before moving to the city and kept it as an investment property.
    I didn't have a deposit but my lovely parents went guarantor by putting up a block of land they own as security - I'm very trustworthy! I've since paid back enough to release their property.
    I just went through my bank, in hindsight I wish I'd shopped around more or gone through a broker, just to know I was getting the best deal for my situation.
    My DP and I are now looking at buying a small family home and will probably go through a broker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbie View Post
    Where are people buying houses for $250k?! In Perth you would get a tiny 1 bed apartment in a terrible area for that. For a house in an okay area you are looking at at least $400k.
    We live in Adelaide. 20-30 mins from city, 5 mins from beach. Close to transport and schools

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    We live in Adelaide. 20-30 mins from city, 5 mins from beach. Close to transport and schools
    Us too. But I would say that we are 20-30 mins from city and Monnie is 30-40 mins. (But her mortgage is 100k less than ours .. not much difference in the time but a huge difference in cost) The train takes 50 mins to get to the city and driving in peak hour can take up to an hour.

    Southern Adelaide is the best!! Beautiful beaches, lots of lovely parks, close to the city, hills and gorgeous tourist hot spots, choice of major shopping centres, choice of quality schooling, obviously affordable and very family friendly.

    Although I work for a mortgage broker here we have clients all over Australia and I can't believe how lucky we are to live here. Housing costs are insane interstate.

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    Where in Adelaide are you buying houses for $250?!? We live in an average area, nothing special, between city & beach, & paid $450 for a 3 br house that needed work-& we paid a lot less than the average price in the area!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey'sMummy View Post
    Where in Adelaide are you buying houses for $250?!? We live in an average area, nothing special, between city & beach, & paid $450 for a 3 br house that needed work-& we paid a lot less than the average price in the area!!!
    I am guessing you are West? Our postcode is 5161 and our house is 330-350k. Houses vary in our suburb between 300 - 500k majority around 350-400. Ours is an older style but almost 800sqm block, 3br, 2 living areas, extra sleepout room and huge shed. And it's on a great street in a fab location.

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