Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Real estate hunt. part 2

We are true blue real estate opportunists. Thanks to the economic downturn, the price of real estate has plummeted somewhat and we're on the hunt for property in Mosman again. Buyers are staying away from the AUD$ 1.5-2 million price range and yes, beautifully designed and renovated water-view bargains are to be found in this area. Check out Mosman's listings on domain.com.au

Cue vintage Duran Duran please.
"In touch with the ground,
I'm on the hunt, I'm after you
Scent and a sound, I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf"

We won't be able to afford waterfront property where you can park a boat (if we had one, we'd buy a place to park it!) for another 10 years, so we are settling for water views instead.
WHY is Mosman our suburb of choice?

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W-ELLL.... it's near Balmoral beach, Manly beach, it's near Taronga Zoo, it's leafy and quiet.

In the afternoon, we spend some time on Balmoral Beach.

I love cool sand between my toes. I could get used to living here. My little girl loves the beach.

Even later on in the afternoon, we ended up in Haberfield, the Italian suburb that still considers itself authentic, after Leichardt became all commercialised as THE Little Italy of Sydney. We have coffee and sweets at famous Pasticceria Sulfaro on Ramsay Street. It's a family business that has been there for more than 50 years.

I'm no foodie like Helen of GrabYourFork, BUT I had to take a picture because I thought the china was so kitsch and the Southern Italian sweets were too pretty for words. The food was heavenly. Our baby was content to sit on my lap gurgling and playing. Yes. Carry a bag full of little toys that keep little people busy.

At the end of the day we did find a few bargains- we registered our interest in those properties, will view them again, get the finances in order etc. Very excited and anxiously keeping tabs on domain.com.au.


Anonymous said...

Exciting, that is a fab town to live in too!!!! I hope the search goes well!!! Keep me posted! Now is the best time to buy = )

Implosion said...

we managed to do it, finally. after some to and fro-ing...... we have an agreement. currently looking thru contracts. hella fun.