RENOVATION fever is in the air, ignited by television shows like The Block, which makes the process seem exciting and a little glamorous.
While you may not get the film crew or the 15 minutes of fame, the state’s historically low housing prices mean renovating the home of your dreams or buying to “fix and flip” is now more affordable than ever.
To help you get started, here is a list of five properties ready for renovation.
124 Clayton Street, Bellevue
This three-bedroom home with its faded blue paint and matching garage is waiting for a new lease on life.
Built in 1952, the residence on an 860sq m block is a diamond waiting to be unearthed, with original features such as high ceilings, large bedrooms, decorative cornicing and leadlight windows.
Just off Roe Highway and close to parks, schools and public transport, this classic home could be beautifully restored to its former glory.
Bellevue is a suburb of the City of Swan and was one of the original locations developed after the state’s settlement.
The property is for sale with First National Real Estate for $334,000.
32 Swan View Road, Greenmount
Extensive city views? Check. Large block? Check (3208sq m to be precise).
This three-bedroom cottage home is a uniquely designed building with two separate, self-contained kitchen/living spaces and potential to become a stunning hillside retreat.
Close to national forests and shops, the house is filled with quality features, such as timber floors, high ceilings, and large windows. It simply needs a little love.
Greenmount is a historical suburb of the Mundaring Shire and is a region which was original used for bluestone quarries.
The property is for sale with Real Estate Plus for between $460,000 and $490,000.
19 Bowtell Road, Lesmurdie
Containing five bedrooms, home office, massive formal lounge room, formal dining room and open-plan living/dining area with huge kitchen, this home is perfect for big families.
It has about 291sq m of living space and is on an equally large 1999sq m block, within walking distance of Lesmurdie Senior High School.
Perfect for a family renovation, the home has raked ceilings and timber accents.
Belonging to the City if Kalamunda, Lesmurdie has three high schools within its boundaries and is perfect for growing families.
The property is for sale with LJ Hooker Kalamunda for $560,000.
58 Queen Parade, Wannanup
Close to the water, restaurants and shops, this double-storey home could become an amazing holiday home or coastal retreat.
On a 1012sq m block, the four-bedroom house has plenty of character, with exposed timber beams and wrap-around verandas.
It shares the block with a large shed with power, perfect for keeping renovation materials safe and dry.
This home is located in Wannanup, a coastal suburb just south of Mandurah, surrounded by water on three sides and featuring many canal-side homes.
The property is for sale with Harcourts Mandurah from $369,000.
59 Twelfth Road, Haynes
Renovate and build the hobby farm of your dreams at this 4.5ac property, only a short drive from shops and schools.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has plenty of living space, with a study and living/dining area under a high, timber-raked ceiling.
Along with a lake, the block has horse stables and plenty of storage space.
Haynes is a suburb within the City of Armadale, as a semi-rural zone there is plenty of space and large properties.
The property is for sale with Attree Real Estate from $700,000 to $790,000.