Ask any First Home Buyer and they'll tell you how tough the savings cycle is as they try to accumulate a deposit to make the leap into home ownership.
There's all the lifestyle, sport and entertainment activities that soak up a lot of their weekly wage with little remaining to stash in their savings account to evidence to a lender that they're a good risk, worthy of a loan.
The dilemma they face is buying a cheap house for $100 000 today or continue saving for what seems forever to be approved for a larger loan that affords a nice, comfy, well maintained home in the $200s.
Every now and then the Fairy Godmother comes along, answering the dreams of hopeful buyers. 216 Wellington Street, Northam is the answer. It's got everything you want for only $178 000.
It's a 1920s built character weatherboard and iron workers' cottage in really good nick. The owner has taken great pride and care in executing quality renovations.
There are two bedrooms both with BIRs and split system air conditioners. There's a sleepout. A cosy lounge has a toasty slow combustion room heater. The kitchen is large and modern, has lots of cupboard storage and a wide window opening to another room which could be used to setup the meals table or used as an alternative living area.
Directly off the kitchen is a small room isolating the sleepout, the perfect place to arrange your home-office or computer/printer work station.
The alternative living area or meals room isolates another room, maybe another sleepout (?) out from the rear door/laundry/bathroom area. There are two toilets; one in the laundry area, the other in the bathroom.
Out the rear door, step onto the landing and take in the huge covered patio area and the extent of the 1 521sqm lot.
At the bottom of the driveway adjacent the rear of the house is a garage with semi-detached workshop and aviaries.
The house house ceiling fans, ducted evaporative air conditioning, instantaneous gas hot water heating, electric oven and hot plates.
Don't delay. The asking price is very reasonable and the house will most likely be sold at its first open home launch. Ask Steve Hill and Lara Turnbull for more information.