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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    Lots of places outside capital/ major cities.


    https://www.realestate.com.au/news/w...und-australia/
    Wow. I live in the wrong place lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiracle4me View Post
    Sorry to go off topic but where in Australia can you buy a house for under $300k?! Genuinely curious!
    Anywhere that's not a capital city. Small country towns, houses ranging betweem $120k-$300k will get you a 800m2 block, 3 bed, 1-2 bathroom, nicely done, well kept houses. $400-$500k will get you a 4-5 bedroom brand new mansion, modern kitchens, bathroom, ensuite, walk in robe, 2 large living areas, alfresco area, pool etc... Always feel sorry for Sydney and Melbourne families. I have no idea how you repay a mortgage on an average family home on an average income in those cities.

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    Yeh but move too far away from a capital city and you’re far away from convenience, opportunity, many essential services and often satisfactory health care.

    It’s a catch 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Yeh but move too far away from a capital city and you’re far away from convenience, opportunity, many essential services and often satisfactory health care.

    It’s a catch 22.
    Yep, that would be my issue with rural living. I would be scared about access to health care in an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    Anywhere that's not a capital city. Small country towns, houses ranging betweem $120k-$300k will get you a 800m2 block, 3 bed, 1-2 bathroom, nicely done, well kept houses. $400-$500k will get you a 4-5 bedroom brand new mansion, modern kitchens, bathroom, ensuite, walk in robe, 2 large living areas, alfresco area, pool etc... Always feel sorry for Sydney and Melbourne families. I have no idea how you repay a mortgage on an average family home on an average income in those cities.
    Brisbane also has some suburbs where you can get a house for $300k ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiracle4me View Post
    Haha! No way! Where do you live?!
    In the south west of Victoria.

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    Default Fair offer for house

    Just to update... we put an offer in $210,000. No doubt they will counter offer. We are willing to go up to $230k. That leaves us enough to do the roof and other repairs straight up and have a nice amount left for other non-essential improvements (painting, air con upgrades etc). Initial offer based on what we already know needs doing and the agent said she wouldn’t offer more than 200-220k for it as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheWarrior View Post
    Just to update... we put an offer in $210,000. No doubt they will counter offer. We are willing to go up to $230k. That leaves us enough to do the roof and other repairs straight up and have a nice amount left for other non-essential improvements (painting, air con upgrades etc). Initial offer based on what we already know needs doing and the agent said she wouldn’t offer more than 200-220k for it as is.
    Have you been pre approved for the loan?

    Have you had a building and pest inspection done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Have you been pre approved for the loan?

    Have you had a building and pest inspection done?
    I wouldn’t touch it without an independent building and pest. I’m sure you’ve written that into your offer conditions.

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    All standard purchase contracts in Qld are subject to finance and building/pest inspection. It’s not an auction so no need to do those things first.


 

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