Top 5 property bargains in the Northern Rivers

Affordable land for families and investors is still to be found in our region. Here's our pick of the top 5.

1

548 Ballina Road, Goonellabah $290,000

THIS lovely home presents well, having been recently painted. It has three bedrooms, a main bathroom, and an air-conditioned open-plan lounge/ meals/kitchen area. The back sunroom with internal access leads to a rumpus area, laundry and private deck. The fenced backyard is great for children to play in. It is within minutes of shops, sporting fields, schools, pool and buses.     

2

297 Manifold Road, North Casino. $369,000

THIS comfortable three-bedroom brick home, in a lovely park-like setting between Lismore and Casino, has two air-conditioned living areas. A wide timber deck overlooks the gardens. There is ample water with 50,000- litre rainwater storage and a dam that pumps to the outside taps. The property has dog-proof fencing and an electric gate. There's abundant local wildlife.   

3

19 Marshall Street, Ballina. $380,000 to $420,000

TUCKED away in a quiet street, this recently modernised single-level family home is near playing fields and Ballina  Fair, and a short, level walk from major shopping centres, schools and cafes. It's also a short drive from renowned surfing beaches, Shaws Bay and tranquil walkways. A level, fenced backyard includes an in-ground pool and a separate pool house for entertaining.

4

728 Gwydir Highway, Waterview Heights. $90,000

HERE'S a vacant 5662sq m, allotment, fully fenced, with a couple of well positioned shade trees and a town water meter already in place. It has always been kept mown. It is years since any new estates have opened here, so this is an opportunity to secure one of the only available allotments. It's great area well out of flood reach, less than 10km from Grafton's shops.  

5

70 Park Ave, Yamba. $375,000

LAND this size does not become available in Yamba often. This is an opportunity to take advantage of the rental shortage and build units or duplexes straight away. A solid two-bedroom house on the block - which could be extended or revamped to create a large family home - is currently being rented at $250 per week. This property is a short stroll from shops, medical facilities and public transport.