There are still real estate bargains to be had, and the best place to find them is in the regions. Here's our pick of the top 5 specials:
219-225 East Street, Tenterfield. $495,000
OAKLAND, a half-hectare property, includes an elegant four-bedroom home, separate cottage-style conservatory, huge deck, sunken courtyard and ornamental gazebo. Comfort is assured with slow combustion heating and reverse-cycle air-conditioning. Oakland is a few minutes drive from Tenterfield.
703/4-8 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore
THIS seventh-level waterfront apartment in one of Maroochydore's most prestigious buildings, "Aurora", has breathtaking water views. The elegant and sophisticated, house-sized (180sq m) apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious open-plan living, inbuilt study, designer kitchen and a large balcony.
719 Elliott Heads Road, Windermere
THE current owners have renovated this four-bedroom home beautifully, balancing original features with a modern feel. A beautiful pool includes a resort-style hut. The front and rear decks allow great rural, farming and even coastal views. Two separate sheds have a total of five car spaces and workshop space galore.
WALK into this home with its white walls and cool bamboo floors and feel the temperature drop. This stunning, three-level, three-bedroom home on a 920sq m block has walls of breezecatching windows, dropped ceilings and window seats. It is minutes from the beach, and the kitchen, living area and balcony have sea views.
JUST around the corner from Gatakers Bay, and close to beach, golf course and a short drive from the thriving heart of Hervey Bay, this familyfriendly four-bedroom home encompasses open-plan spaces and an intelligent floor plan. It is tenanted until October at $310 per week.