Toowoomba’s top five real estate bargains

Good property value for families and investors can be found in and around the Garden City. Here's our pick of the top five:


11 Moselle Court, Wilsonton Heights

GOOD value has always been a catchcry of first home buyers and investors, and Century 21 Marsden Realty's Sam Marsden said Wilsonton Heights and Rockville fitted the bill. "With houses from $250,000 and units upwards of $150,000, these well located suburbs offer value and convenience with shops, parks and schools aplenty," he said. This brick and weather board, three-bedroom house  on an elevated 660sq m block at the end of a short cul de sac is minutes away from local shops, schools and parks, and just around the corner from buses to the city, 5km away. The large living area has a fireplace and big windows.


7/14 Mirle Street, Newtown

THIS neat and tidy Newtown apartment, a stone's throw from Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre, has a tenant in place paying $215 per week till September. It has two huge bedrooms with built-in robes, a modern bathroom, neat kitchen and a big lounge that opens onto a sunny northern balcony. The apartment has its own lock-up garage.


20 Norah St, Centenary Heights

LOW-SET with a brick base on new adjustable stumps, this chamferboard property is walking distance from Centenary Heights High School, Southtown shops and public transport. The Toowoomba CBD is just a short drive away. It has three generous bedrooms with ceiling fans, an updated kitchen and bathroom, on a 647sq m lot with loads of backyard space for the family dog or kids.


2239 Murphys Creek Road, Ballard

TEN minutes from Toowoomba's CBD and nestled on 9325sq m is the charming Hazareebagh, meaning "A Thousand Tigers". Built in 1886 for a local pharmacist, the home was moved here in 1986. As you enter the grounds of the property via sandstone driveway you know you are in for something special. It has good bones and that old Queensland charm, so some work could bring this "old girl" back to her former elegant glory. Beautiful wide verandas draw you to the entrance with marble flooring, cedar joinery and acid-etched glass. Down the parquetry hallway are four bedrooms, formal lounge and office, including four fireplaces. There's also a five-bay shed.


12 McCowage St, Harlaxton

THIS quality, Geoff Gibson-built residence is convenient unit-style living without the body corporate fees. It's on an elevated, compact, 335sq m, fenced and landscaped block in a quiet street. The Harlaxton home is in excellent condition. It has three built-in bedrooms, stone kitchen bench tops, two toilets and an open-plan living area leading out to a very private courtyard.

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