The quality time lost through the struggle to afford suburban or city living is not only detrimental to your health and relationships, but it’s also totally avoidable. Working long hours and enduring that soul-sucking city commute is all worthwhile if it means you can keep chipping away at that mortgage, right? Think again. The reality is – it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have a spacious family home with a stress-free mortgage AND have the time and energy to enjoy it as well.
Let’s be brutally honest here… What’s the point in affording that city home if you’re constantly stressed out and totally zapped of the energy required to enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for? Perhaps you often feel as though you’re not getting your money’s worth? To put things into perspective, let’s compare what you can get for $420,000 in metropolitan Sydney, with what you can get for the same price in a beautiful Riverina town.
Auburn is 25km East of the Sydney CBD, which requires as much as 2 hours commuting each day for those who work in the city. Here, $420,000 will get you a very basic, medium-sized 2-bedroom flat with a garage. If you ever find the time to step out onto the balcony, you’ll take in views of the road and a nearby carpark. Meanwhile, in the Riverina’s beautiful town of Leeton, $420,000 buys a large, brand new, ultra modern 4-bedroom home on 1200sqm. Inside, you’ll find a deliciously spacious kitchen, luxurious ensuite bathrooms, and generous bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. You’ll enjoy ample parking, and your fully landscaped block would be just 10 minutes from the heart of town. To top it all off, your family would enjoy amazing views of the rolling Riverina countryside, because unlike city living, convenience and affordability does not come at the cost of picturesque surroundings in the Riverina.
When you buy a home in a regional Riverina town, you’re actually getting a lot more for your money than just a nice house to live in. What you’re really investing in is a lifestyle. You’re buying a place for your family in a thriving and supportive community; you’re buying the opportunity to start that business you’ve been thinking about for years; you’re paying to trade in your long commute in peak hour traffic for an energising 20-minute walk or ride into work (if that!); you’re affording a life with less stress and more free time. Affordable and spacious homes, with stress-free mortgages are just another part of the whole Riverina way of life.
Maybe you’re wondering what exactly is meant by a ‘stress-free’ mortgage… Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? To give you an idea, let’s take a look at the median sale price of houses in Riverina and compare it to the median sale price of houses in the rest of Australia. In 2014, the median house price in Australia was $460,000. Meanwhile in Riverina, the median house price was just $260,000 – That’s almost half! So, to get an idea of what a stress-free mortgage might be like, imagine your mortgage payments were cut in half. Wouldn’t that be breath of fresh air?
If you’ve ever considered a country change, there has never been a better time than now. With new, emerging technologies on the rise, regional Australia’s economy is booming. The Riverina is buzzing with entrepreneurship, culture and community – so, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to take advantage of the Riverina’s highly affordable and spacious family homes and significantly lower cost of living; now is your time to get ahead, enjoy quality time with your loved ones, and finally liberate yourself from the unnecessary stress of a monstrous mortgage.
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