$650,000 would secure you a unit or townhouse but it's a great starting point.
I don't really know a lot about Dandenong as a suburb however its growth in terms of real estate values has been limited over the years (very happy to chat to you further if you need and my number is 0419 182 276)
Maurice Di Marzio - sales agent
I feel the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne provide a terrific and safe lifestyle along with great primary and secondary schools, and that would include suburbs stretching from Hawthorn all the way through to Mitcham/Vermont/Heathmont. Your budget will restrict you slightly, however in the outer Eastern suburbs, it is still viable to secure property for around $500,000
Maurice Di Marzio - Sales agent