Where to Buy Real Estate in Australia - International Living

Where to Buy Real Estate in Australia

Real Estate in Sydney

If you’re seeking a beach/city lifestyle, you should consider Sydney, with its sparkling harbor, lively atmosphere, top-class shopping malls, mouth-watering restaurants and of course mesmerizing string of golden sand beaches.

Even in the middle of its biggest city, Australia won’t let you forget its natural beauty. At dusk, you can take a seat in Sydney’s Botanical Gardens, overlooking the Opera House and Harbor Bridge, and watch the sun turn the sky and water every shade of pink, yellow, and orange. Sometimes Sydney is so stunning it’s hard to believe it’s a city.

Property samples in Sydney:

  • A one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft apartment, situated in Broadway—one of Sydney’s most popular areas. Just a few minutes’ walk from the city’s University of Technology and the Broadway shopping center, this 462-square-foot home would be ideal for one or two people and is located in a nice, quiet building with access to a heated swimming pool. Price: AU$199,000 ($205,666).

  • A fully-furnished, 602-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, with clear city views from a large balcony. Residential amenities include access to an indoor heated swimming pool and a gym. Price: AU$299,000 ($309,165).

Real Estate in Melbourne

For the second year running, Melbourne has been heralded as the world’s most livable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Survey. It’s not difficult to understand why. With its temperate climate, laid-back vibe, and healthy employment landscape, Melbourne is a vibrant coastal city that nearly four million people are lucky to call home.

Property samples in Melbourne:

  • Located in the heart of Melbourne, close to the Chinatown precinct, and within walking distance of theatres, cinemas, cafes, restaurants and shopping facilities, is a fully-furnished, two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. Price: AU$200,000 ($206,700).

  • Situated close to the docklands in south Melbourne is a cozy little studio apartment. It comprises a living/sleeping area, kitchen, bathroom, and a balcony. The apartment complex is located close to the Melbourne aquarium and includes a rooftop garden with spectacular views of the surrounding city. Price: AU$169,950 ($175,643).