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Canberra’s best fixer-upper homes for under $700k


There are plenty of renovation opportunities in Canberra. Getty

There’s a lot to love about our capital city.

Nestled between Sydney and the Snowy Mountains, Canberra, with its surf, snow, stunning scenery, fantastic foodie scene and cultural treasures, has a lot to offer.

It’s also cheaper than both Melbourne and Sydney — to live, rent and buy.

Here, we’ve round-up some of the best affordable doer-uppers in Canberra on the market right now.

A nice facade.

2/7 Watling Place, Weston — $460,000

Located in Weston, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom single-level townhouse is on the market for a very palatable price of $460,000.

With its family friendly, flowing floorplan, spacious rooms and generous north-facing outdoor deck — freshen up the interiors — and this pad has the potential to be a stand-out family home.

It also benefits from a quiet location close to schools, shops and transport links.

Plenty of potential.

6 Thornhill Crescent, Dunlop — $475,000+

Situated on a 323m2 corner block, this three-bedroom home is move-in ready and prime for a The Block-inspired makeover.

Not only does this property offer three sizeable bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fair bit of outside space, it’s located in a well-serviced area that continues to see increases in value.

6 Thornhill Crescent’s attractive price guide of $475,000+ will no doubt appeal to first-home buyers and savvy investors alike.

A retro look.

38 Macfarland Cresent, Chifley — offers above $650,000

Positioned on a large, sunny block, this three-bedroom home in central Woden in Chifley is unlikely to hang around on the market for long.

38 Macfarland Cresent has three roomy bedrooms, a large galley kitchen and garden, and is only minutes to local schools and shops.

It also has plenty of scope for extending or rebuilding, making it a great option for first-home buyers looking to buy and do up a forever family home.

It is close to local schools and shops.

11 Nimbin Street, Narrabundah — $630,000 to $650,000

This charming cottage is a solid investment opportunity and a doer-upper’s dream.

Sitting pretty in a quiet loop street, 11 Nimbin Street is close to local schools, shops and transport, and offers an opportunity to get a foothold into the popular Inner South property market.

With three spacious, light-filled bedrooms, beautiful floorboards throughout and plenty of outdoor space, there’s so much potential for this well-located home to transform into a truly amazing abode.

At $630,000 to $650,000, it’s affordable too.

This home was built in 1967.

1 Haswell Place, Chifley — $699,999

This lived-in three-bedroom property offers huge potential and amazing bang for your buck. It’s also a golden opportunity to get into a one of the best suburbs in Woden Valley.

Built in 1967 and owned by the same family since 1970, 1 Haswell Place is hitting the market for the first time for $699,999.

Tucked away on a leafy block yet only minutes to the town centre, the property is zoned for development, offering a superb opportunity to land bank.

Or, keen buyers could make the most of the top location and transform this ripe-for-a-reno abode into a lovely family home.

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