As we move into summer, we see a slight shift in the property market. Recent home buyers are now settling into their new homes for Christmas while others set their sights on the South Coast.
But, the demand for ACT properties is still strong, particularly as the city prepares to welcome a wave of January arrivals synonymous to our transient new year population.
If you are on the home hunting circuit this weekend, December 7, these are Allhomes’ top four picks for your perusal in Canberra and the surrounding NSW region.
Price guide: $1.095 million
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
The house at 108 Mount Vernon Drive in Kambah would sit right at home among prestigious country properties. More like a manor, it’s nothing short of private resort-style living – except that it’s conveniently just 15 minutes from the city.
The home is set in the tightly held streets of the Gleneagles golf course estate and positioned within lush manicured gardens.
Out the back, you’ll find an expansive entertainment area, salt-water pool and spa. It’s the spot for family and friends on a summer’s day, and probably the house of choice for Christmas festivities.
From here, there is direct access to the formal dining and lounge room. Equipped with an open fireplace, this area means winter entertaining is also a given.
Upstairs are three generously sized bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. There is also a dedicated play area to ensure any mess is contained from the rest of the house and providing the kids with their very own sanctuary.
Agent: Maria Selleck Properties, Maria Selleck 0417 258 803
Price guide: $995,000
4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 4 car spaces
Tucked away on a hillside overlooking the southern end of Googong Dam sits this gorgeous rural property. On a block size of 70.88 hectares, acreage of this size rarely comes to market in Burra Valley.
The homestead offers spacious and multiple living areas, as well as little patios to sit and soak up the views.
Plus, a full-length enclosed patio at the rear is the perfect spot to escape into a good book.
Excellent water storage, a dam with gravity feed, plus a high-yield bore are assets along with the extensive infrastructure including garaging, sheds, shelters, tanks and gardens.
Surrounded by the Australian landscape, the property offers a peaceful, secluded lifestyle close to Canberra. Walk, hike, ride, explore the creeks and collect firewood all on your own block with no one else in sight – except maybe a couple of kangaroos.
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Greg Hedger 0427 214 337
Price guide: $489,000
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
A contemporary design with neutral colours makes this apartment ideal for the modern buyer.
Situated on the ground floor of the Indigo complex, the home has a U-shaped kitchen with plenty of storage. It flows through the light-filled and open-plan living room and onto the sizeable covered balcony.
The bedrooms are spacious in size with mirrored built-in robes, while the master is appointed with a split system unit and a generous modern en suite.
Additionally, you will have the luxury of being able to enjoy the additional features the complex has to offer, including a large common lounge room, fully equipped gym and barbecue facilities all located on the ground floor.
Located in the heart of the Inner South, the apartment is only a short commute to the Fyshwick Markets, Kingston Foreshore and Lake Burley Griffin.
There is secure basement parking for two cars along with a lock-up storage cage.
Agent: Luton Properties Tuggeranong, Michael Martin 0411 748 805
Price guide: $449,000 +
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space
This is a private home with all the key ingredients for a low-maintenance lifestyle among a friendly community street.
The open-plan living and dining area has plenty of windows, which fill the room with natural light. It’s the perfect space for the whole family to relax and unwind.
Moving through the home you’ll see the updated kitchen which features electric appliances. There is also ample bench space and storage options for all your kitchen needs.
All three bedrooms in the home are well proportioned and two include built-in storage of their own.
The renovated main bathroom features a bath that’s perfect for young growing families.
Heading outside via sliding doors you’ll find the large level yard. Fenced on all sides, this area provides maximum security for both your kids and pets to roam.
Agent: Independent Tuggeranong, Eliana Rojas-Terry 0432 659 790