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    In Australia, This Is What A $600,000 Home Looks Like In 12 Cities

    Someone please buy me a one-way ticket to Hobart.

    Remember when buying a home in Australia didn't mean committing to a lifetime of crippling debt and anxiety? Lol, me neither.

    But in the interest of expanding my sights beyond Sydney's suffocating property market, I wanted to find out what a ~reasonable~ $600,000 would buy me across the country. Here's what I found...

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    1. Banyo, Queensland β€” $550,000

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    Size: Three beds, one bath, 683 square meters.

    Location: Jensen Road, Banyo, 25 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

    Amenities: Air conditioning, hardwood timber floors, fully fenced garden, chicken yard (!!!), citrus and banana trees, raised garden beds packed full of vegetables and herbs.

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    Take my money and let me live in peace with the chickens.

    2. Pomona, Queensland β€” $595,000

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    Size: Four beds, two baths, 1,012 square meters.

    Location: Exhibition Street, Pomona, 30 minutes from Noosa Heads.

    Amenities: Modern kitchen with caesarstone benchtop, huge living area and hardwood flooring, double lock-up garage and lush, sweeping views of the Noosa Hinterland.

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    Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of.

    3. Potts Point, New South Wales β€” $550,000

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    Size: Studio, one bath, 29 square meters.

    Location: Victoria Street, Potts Point, 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD.

    Amenities: Common rooftop pool with 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour and CBD, custom built kitchen with stone benchtops and a ~snazzy~ wall-bed that pops right out of the living room wall.

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    No one:

    Baby Boomer: If you had spent less money on avocado toast, you could have owned your dream home in Sydney by now.

    4. Katoomba, New South Wales β€” $560,000

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    Size: Two beds, one bath, 633 square meters.

    Location: Fitzgerald Street, Katoomba, 90 minutes from the Sydney CBD.

    Amenities: High ceilings, timber floors, freshly painted walls, gas kitchen and the quaintest, period charm you ever did see.

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    5. Brunswick, Victoria β€” $535,000

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    Size: Two beds, one bath, 75 square meters.

    Location: Union Street, Brunswick, 15 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.

    Amenities: Large balcony, sustainable bamboo floors, well-equipped modern kitchen, separate storage cage and slimline art hanging system.

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    Is it just my warped, Sydneysider-POV, or is this actually a good deal?

    6. Kangaroo Flat, Victoria β€” $580,000

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    Size: Four beds, two baths, 1,183 square meters.

    Location: Church Street, Kangaroo Flat, 10 minutes from Bendigo.

    Amenities: Cute AF exterior (this baby was built in 1878), original fireplace, recently renovated bathroom, bullnose verandah and alfresco dining area.

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    7. Adelaide, South Australia β€” $580,000

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    Size: Two beds, one bath, 124 square meters.

    Location: Gilles Street, in the heart of Adelaide.

    Amenities: Fully renovated bluestone cottage, two spacious bedrooms, new kitchen and bathroom with modern appliances, two private outdoor entertaining areas, air conditioning and combustion heating.

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    8. Tanunda, South Australia β€” $590,000

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    Size: Three beds, one bath, 1,015 square meters.

    Location: Fiedler Street, smack-bang in the Barossa Valley (honestly, you could do a walking wine tour, and if that's not what dreams are made of...).

    Amenities: Renovated kitchen, original hardwood floors and fireplace, dry cellar (BAROSSA VALLEY), formal lounge and thriving garden.

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    9. Margaret River, Western Australia β€” $575,000

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    Size: Three beds, two baths, 515 square meters.

    Location: Leschenaultia Avenue, Margaret River, 10 minutes from some of the South West's best wineries and vineyards.

    Amenities: Stylish concrete floors, whitewashed walls, white gloss kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, reverse cycle air conditioning and designer touches throughout.

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    10. Beaconsfield, Western Australia β€” $579,000

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    Size: Two beds, one bath, 418 square meters.

    Location: Shepherd St, Beaconsfield, 30 minutes from the Perth CBD.

    Amenities: Newly renovated throughout, breakfast bar, fireplace, two generous bedrooms, plus a study or nursery.

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    Will purchase if plants are included.

    11. South Hobart, Tasmania β€” $555,000

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    Size: Three beds, one bath, 223 square meters.

    Location: Macquarie Street, South Hobart, five minutes from the heart of Hobart.

    Amenities: Picture-perfect exteriors, updated interiors with separate kitchen and dining, master bedroom with walk-in-robe, large courtyard and shed.

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    12. Casey, ACT β€” $579,000

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    Size: Three beds, two baths, 330 square meters.

    Location: Westerman Street, Casey, 25 minutes from the heart of Canberra.

    Amenities: Contemporary single level home, all bedrooms with built-in-robes, modern ensuite and main bathroom, separate living and family rooms, ducted gas heating throughout (important because: Canberra).

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    If anyone needs me, I'll be eating my smashed avo on the porch of my period home in Tasmania.


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