The Next Best Thing
When you can’t have both what do you choose? An amazing house in a progressive location, or your ‘fixer upper’ in the best street?
If you have a big budget that enables you to start renovations, then you may choose the latter, but if you can’t splash out on big ticket items, then perhaps you think about how to get a great, comfortable and easy to live in home, at a price that you know you can afford.
Think Ponsonby, in the not so distant past, an area that was known as less desirable real estate. And look where those buyers are today…it’s “the” place to be seen and live, million dollar plus properties, close to the CBD and all of the chic eateries and fabulous shopping options ……
Victory community has a heart and a spirit that has many residents choosing to live here ‘just because’ of the community, the proximity to the city centre, the flat land, and the affordability. I know a number of residents who can afford to live elsewhere, but choose to live here.
If you can’t spend big money on a renovation, think about where you can live comfortably. 14 Totara Street offers all of this. It’s an affordable home with all of the expensive features already here. Double glazing, sunroom/office, warm, beautifully renovated, has good garaging and plenty of space. The bedrooms are classically oversized, with built-in robes, while the recent addition of the summer room off the back of the house extends the back garden to enable year-round indoor / outdoor flow. It’s a wonderful home in a community that is continually growing and gaining in popularity.
So what’s most important? The perfect house? or the perfect street? I guess that all depends on how far your budget can stretch and how much work you want to do.