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Homes you can rent for $350 or less right now



Australian real estate is unaffordable. News headlines are screaming this message (or similar) every other day, making renters and home buyers alike weep over their breakfast cereal at the abject unfairness of the whole situation.

But if you dig a little deeper, that sentiment doesn’t always apply. In fact, there are thousands of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes Australia wide that are downright affordable. Here, we share with you but a selection of them:

Victoria

Chelsea

Two bedrooms, two courtyards, and a location that puts you within walking distance of the beach? Sounds too good to be true, but this central Chelsea apartment – around an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD––is available now for just $350 per week.

Dandenong

Close to transport, shopping facilities and local schools, this fully renovated home in Frankston is any parent’s dream. Three spacious bedrooms, a beautiful kitchen and dining area, and an outdoor entertaining area can be yours for just $340 per week.

Camberwell

Only a five-minute drive from the Camberwell shopping strip, this one-bedroom apartment includes built-in robes, a private balcony, lock-up garage and security video facilities. It will be ready to occupy from Easter, and the weekly asking rent is $330.

New South Wales

Tweed Heads West

A terrace townhouse with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a parking space might sound like a fantasy, but it can become your reality on the Northern NSW Coast! Only minutes away from public transport and situated within half an hour’s drive of Surfers Paradise, this townhouse can be yours for $330 per week.

Blacktown

Freshly painted, this straightforward two-bedroom apartment is ideal for anybody who likes their living space to be neat, tidy and roomy. Available now, this unit is listed for $350 a week.

Georges Hall

Less than a five-minute walk from Bass Hill Plaza you’ll find this one-bedroom house, located in a quiet neighbourhood. It features timber floors and spacious rooms, with a brand-new bathroom and laundry facilities. All of this with a weekly price tag of $330.

 

Queensland

Clayfield

Available immediately, this fully renovated two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit offers a secure and expansive living space. Furnished with classic timber floors, laundry facilities, a brand new sparkling kitchen and a private courtyard, this little piece of paradise costs just $350 per week.

Alexandra Headland

That stunning scenic beach view doesn’t have to be for vacations only – wake up to the gleaming ocean every morning with this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit. With your own private balcony, air-conditioning and on-site pool, you can live the dream for only $340 a week.

Ipswich Road

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one car space and a convenient location sounds too good to be true. But in this central Brisbane property, priced at $336 per week, you’re also close to public transport, schools and the CBD, with sweeping mountain views an added bonus.

Tasmania

Launceston

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, within walking distance to the CBD, contains a private courtyard, walk-in robes, and a modern kitchen. Best of all, this apartment can be yours for just $260 a week.

Bellerive

Available from March 31, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit contains spacious rooms, a private balcony with idyllic views and included kitchen and laundry facilities. Situated close to transport and shopping areas, it could all be yours for $315 a week.

If you’re after more space, this three-bedroom family home is situated in a prime position on Beach Street in Bellerive. Corpus Christie Catholic School is a few streets away, as is the Waverley Floral Park, and you’ll have easy access to the bus network, which stops just one street away. All of this for the very family-friendly price of $350 per week.

Devonport

This smart unit comes with two bedrooms, one bathroom and a secure one-car garage. All of this plus heating, a private outdoor yard and a modern design can be yours for just $240 a week, available March 22.

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