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In our current market, it’s often hard to find anything in the major cities across the country for less than a million dollars.
However, there are still some properties on realestate.com.au that you can get your hands on for less than $350,000. They definitely aren’t the homes you’d see featured in the glossy interior design magazines, but with a bit of TLC, they could polish up quite nicely.
Here are ten bargain ugly-duckling homes for under $350K.
1. Buyer blues
Listed with a price guide of $340,000 – $360,000, the two-bedroom apartment is a good indication of what’s left at this price point in Sydney.
2. Pretty in pink
On the market for $158,000, this home in Launceston suburb Waverley is a barg-ain! And the kitchen, while very pink, looks serviceable enough.
3. Clashing mania
Patterns can be great, but not when they clash. This living room at 39 William Street, Korumburra features floral curtains that don’t quite gel with the patterned carpet.
However, for $299,000 it wouldn’t be a deal breaker to fix this up.
4. Millenial pastels
At 6 Karo Street, Inala in Queensland, each room features a fun shade of millennial pastel.
Located just under half an hour away from Brisbane CBD, this three-bedder is $327,000.
This could be a very fun makeover for a new homeowner ready to roll up their sleeves for some hard work – hopefully the pastels can stay.
5. Sculpture art
You could only hope that buying 408 Distillery Road, Monash in South Australia for $254,000 meant you also got to keep the sculptures that decorate the front yard.
Not only does the front of the house feature these straw sculptures of a kangaroo and a bird of some sort, but there’s also a stone crocodile sitting at the water feature.
6. Custom artwork
For $285,000 this two-bedroom home with custom artwork on the walls could be yours.
Sure, it may be tagged by local graffiti artists, but 25 George Street in Belmont, WA can be demolished and rebuilt on a well-positioned plot of land just 10km from Perth’s CBD.
7. Minty fresh
This is one way to wake yourself up in the morning when you go to have some breakfast.
A mint coloured kitchen and dining at 114 Chapman Street, Swan Hill in Victoria is covered from floor-to-ceiling in the bold paint colour which is paired with patterned tiles.
This three-bedroom home is just $190,000.
8. Retro bathroom
Be transported back in time with this pink porcelain bathroom with retro tiling.
49 Bletchington Street is located in the stunning country town of Orange In New South Wales and is on the market for under $350,000.
9. Not a Masterchef’s kitchen
The prize for the strangest kitchen layout has to go to 5 Allardyce Avenue in Goodwood, Tasmania.
The separate stovetop and oven in the corner could make cooking that bit more stressful when preparing a feast.
It is on the market for offers over $295,000.
10. Funky town
OK, so the little-known suburb of Collie (en route to the Margaret River) may have a ways to go before we see gentrification drive house prices up, but 123 Witternoom Street in Collie, WA definitely needs some TLC, but for just $29,000 this colourful home could be yours.
It will just be a tough decision deciding whether or not to keep the pink fireplace.