Bargain property in Chinchilla? 1980s home set to sell for half of 2012 sale price

Bargain property in Chinchilla? 1980s home set to sell for half of 2012 sale price
Bargain property in Chinchilla? 1980s home set to sell for half of 2012 sale price

There are certainly opportunities in the current 2019 market to pay less than the last price.

But is there really such a thing as buying a bargain when it comes to property? And where are they?

This series of articles looks are specific examples of sale price or asking price falling. 

We take a look at where and if possible why this is happening.  

We came across this property for consideration.

A 1980s built home in Chinchilla, in the Western Downs region of Queensland, looks set to sell for less than the vendor bought it for seven years ago.

The brick home on 820 sqm is up for sale for $160,000, having last traded for $310,000 in 2012.

It's been a $200 to $220 a week rental in recent years.

Initially listed in 2016 for $220,000, the guide has steadily declined every few months, down to first $199,000, then $180,000, and now down to $160,000.

The home has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a large rear garden. There's a fully equipped private bore.

Marg Whip and Terry Hay at Property Sales and Rentals Chinchilla are marketing the home as suited to the elderly, a first home buyer or investor.

"At this price anyone could buy," they suggest in the listing.

Bargain property in Chinchilla? 1980s home set to sell for half of 2012 sale price

Property Observer advise that it is up to you to determine if the offering is a truly beneficial bargain.

Remember buying at the bottom of the cycle is fraught – as you can't really precisely pick the bottom nor know just how long until you see some price growth.

Be aware you could be buying a poor quality property in an area with ongoing issues of oversupply of stock.

The oversupply could be also putting downward pressure on rents.

Other price declines could be because the vendor needs a quick sale or paid way over the top on its last purchase chase.

Property Observer suggests property purchasing really does need to be a very well considered proposition with a long term mindset.

As a part of this series, we've already had a look at properties in Mount ElizaCentral GeelongEast Perth and Sydney Olympic Park.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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