Real Estate

Is this the best location in Grafton?

It is certainly one of the best locations for sports lovers.

This house was built eight years ago on a small block opposite the racecourse, which surrounds a golf course.

Other sporting facilities close by include a greyhound racetrack, swimming pool, rugby league field, netball centre, indoor sports centre, gymnasium and bowling alley.

Grafton, in the northern rivers area of New South Wales, is the centre for a lot of construction work at present.

Activity in the area includes the construction of a prison, bridge and highway.

The completion of the 1700-bed prison next year will provide a significant boost to employment opportunities in a wide range of fields, including management, security, psychology, health, human resources, administration, education and trades.

Grafton residents enjoy a relaxed, rural lifestyle, without worrying about traffic jams or pollution.

The city is famous for its jacaranda trees, which are celebrated with a festival in October each year.

Another popular event is the horse racing carnival, which is held in July.

Features of the house include three bedrooms, family room, lounge/dining area, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and laundry (with a second toilet).

The laundry could be converted easily into a second bathroom.

One bedroom could be used as an office, while the family room could be used as a fourth bedroom, home gym or TV room.

Highlights of the house include an attractive staircase, made from durian wood and a big balcony, which is ideal for entertaining guests or just watching the world go by.

Seven solar panels help to reduce power costs.

The double garage has an automatic door.

Security measures include window locks and sensor lights on the walls.

The house is being sold partly furnished, which will include a refrigerator, washing machine, double bed, two bedside tables, three-seat sofa, two-seat sofa, kitchen table and four chairs.

So the property could suit an investor. The estimated rental value is $420 to $440 a week.

The small garden is popular with native birds, while a gravel path surrounds the house, so you never need to enter the house with muddy shoes.

People who want to produce some of their own food could keep chickens in the back yard and grow vegetables and fruit at the front of the house.

The house is close to schools and a shopping centre, while the Clarence River is not far away.

An RSL club, within walking distance, offers tennis courts, bowling greens, food and drinks, TAB and Keno facilities, huge TV screens, entertainment, meeting rooms and other activities, such as bingo and raffles.

For more information, phone the owner on 0499 409 393.