HOMEBUYERS don’t have to spend big to live large in Perth’s southern suburbs, where solid brick homes on larger blocks can be snapped up for less than $300,000.
According to the Real Estate Institute of Australia and Adelaide Bank’s Housing Affordability Report on the September quarter 2017, first-home buyers made up 36.2 per cent of the market.
In the same report it was stated the portion of household income required to meet mortgage payments dropped from 23.6 per cent to 22.4 per cent, from June to September, putting first time buyers in a good position.
No matter if you are a first-time buyer or just looking for a bargain, here are five top homes under $300,000.
13 Catherine Street, Safety Bay
CLOSE to shops, schools and parks is this two-bedroom home on a 391sq m block with 81sq m of living space.
Unlike many cottage homes, this is a fully independent residence with no strata fees.
It has a formal lounge room and a casual dining area overlooked by a neat kitchen, along with a separate laundry and a family bathroom.
As well as two bedrooms with built-in robes, the house has airconditioning, large windows and plenty of storage space.
Outside is a single carport and two garden sheds.
For sale with Raine & Horne Rockingham Beach from $245,000
1 Santa Monica Drive, Waikiki
SPACIOUS and close to local amenities, this four-bedroom home has 125sq m of living space and a single carport all on a 487sq m block.
The neat interior features timber laminate flooring and a roomy floor plan with a study, a versatile activity room, three minor bedrooms, a master suite with ensuite and a formal lounge/dining room.
At the centre is an open-plan living/dining area with a corner kitchen and access on to a paved alfresco area, perfect enjoying the big backyard.
For sale from $279,000 with Acton Rockingham
15 Pictor Court, Rockingham
Built on a 656sq m block and with 127sq m of living space, it is ready as the perfect first home.
The house is nestled behind a brick fence, great for those who love their privacy.
Along with four good-sized bedrooms it has a family bathroom, a formal lounge room and an open-plan living/dining area. Overlooking this space is a kitchen with plenty of storage.
Get ready for summer with a lagoon-style swimming pool and an easy-care backyard.
For sale for $299,000 with Raine & Horne Rockingham Beach
4 Gidran Road, Baldivis
FRESH, bright and new this three-bedroom home is located within Heritage Park Estate 216sq m block.
The modern interior has high ceilings, large windows, quality window dressing and a combination of tiled and carpeted flooring.
Along with two minor bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate laundry, there is a master suite with an ensuite.
As well as airconditioning, the home has stainless steel appliances and plenty of storage space.
Outdoors is a paved alfresco area beneath the main roof and a double garage.
For sale with Summit Realty for $289,000
18 Cockman Way, Orelia
BUILT on a 817sq m corner block, this home has plenty of space with an entry hall, a formal living and dining room, and a large games room with a built-in bar.
The kitchen, which has plenty of storage space, overlooks a casual meals area and has views of the large backyard.
As well as three big bedrooms, the largest with a built-in robe, there is a bathroom and separate laundry.
Outside is a spacious yard with a single garage, garden shed and a paved alfresco.
For sale from $275,000 with Acton Rockingham