Bargain buys in Melbourne’s most popular suburbs in 2020

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4 min readAfter months of being locked down at home to stop the spread of coronavirus, you may have realised you need more space, you want to move closer to the beach, or maybe you’re just tired of the four walls of your home office, so you need a change of scenery.

With COVID-19 restrictions easing in Melbourne, Melburnians can finally start planning their next move, get back to house hunting, book in property inspections and bid at in-person auctions once again. Woohoo, what a relief!

According to Homely data from January to October 2020, the five most-searched Melbourne suburbs for properties for sale (outside the CBD) were:

Since there’s been an influx of new property listings as Melbourne’s delayed spring selling season kicks into gear, here are some of the best bargains that have hit the market in some of Melbourne’s most highly sought-after postcodes.

The latest and greatest property bargains in Melbourne’s most popular suburbs in 2020

Craigieburn, VIC 3064

bargain buys cragieburn townhouse for sale
3 Meadowbank Lane, Craigieburn VIC

Price – $390,000 to $420,000

Distance to CBD – 33km

Details – You’d be hard-pressed to find a more attractive and affordable three bed 2.5 bath townhome with such beautiful parkland views in Melbourne right now. Other highlights include the large deck, walk-in robes, ducted heating, topped off with every Melbourne homes 2020 must-have, a study nook. With a quiet cul-de-sac location, double carport and white picket fenced garden, this house is the full ‘dream home’ package. See the listing.

Werribee, VIC 3030 

bargain buys werribee home for sale
4 Battley Road, Werribee VIC

Price – $590,000 to $620,000 

Distance to CBD – 38km

Details – Just two years old, this modern four bed two bath home is conveniently located for a city commute and has easy access to Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula beyond. On a 421m2 low maintenance lot, there’s plenty of storage and space for the whole family with two living rooms, a double garage, garden shed, walk-in robes in three of the four bedrooms and a decent-sized backyard with deck. The standout space of this home is the stylish open plan kitchen with stone waterfall edge benchtops, stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry. See the listing.

Berwick, VIC 3806

bargain buys berwick home for sale
99 Strathavan Drive, Berwick VIC

Price – $630,000 to $680,000

Distance to CBD – 48km

Details – On a generous 650m2 block, this recently renovated three bed one bath home has so much to offer to a young family or first home buyer. The pretty leafy views, soaring ceilings, polished timber flooring throughout and sunken lounge featuring a fireplace and child’s swing are the major selling points. For those looking to embrace their green thumb, there’s an established garden with fruit trees and a massive patio. See the listing.

St Kilda, VIC 3182

bargain buys st kilda loft apartment
47/167 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda VIC

Price – $449,000 (reduced price)

Distance to CBD – 6km 

Details – A short walk from Albert Park Lake, St Kilda Beach, The Espy and trams, this is the apartment for you if you love the hustle and bustle of inner-city living with the bay on your doorstep. With a cool industrial loft-style, the one-bedroom apartment features exposed ductwork, a large open plan living area with balcony, study nook and includes a basement car park. See the listing.

Point Cook, VIC 3030

point cook bargain buys townhouse
285 Dunnings Road, Point Cook VIC

Price – $440,000 to $480,000 

Distance to CBD – 27km

Details – This contemporary three bed 2.5 bath townhouse is ideally suited to families and professionals. With several popular playgrounds within blocks, lots of parks, walking trails and schools nearby, families will be drawn to all these great amenities. The second downstairs living space would make an excellent home office, and the train station situated 4km away makes for an easy city commute. See the listing.

From industrial-style inner-city apartments to functional family-friendly townhouses to renovated light-filled gems, no matter what kind of home you’re in the market for this spring we have no doubt you’ll find your next home on Homely.

Kick start your property search now and don’t forget to create alerts for all your favourite Melbourne suburbs so you don’t miss out on the latest listings.

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Larissa Gardner
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website homely.com.au. With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps millions of Australians find their next home.

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