Properties worth a look this weekend

PROPERTY WATCH

Living within a short stroll to Wollongong's commercial heart and popular beaches are strong selling points for two of the latest listings from Belle Property Wollongong.

Principal Darren Kay is selling 39a Kembla Street, a four-bedroom home on a level parcel of land about 576 square metres (pictured below).

Described by Mr Kay as a "walk to everywhere" location, the house has a covered outdoor barbecue area, a pergola, and detached garage with space for three cars.

A spacious kitchen adjoins the dining and sunroom and a large formal living room has high ceilings, decorative cornices and a fireplace.

The house is open for inspection on Saturday from 10.45am to 11.30am. It will go to auction on Saturday, February 22, at 9.30am.

Sales agent Jeremy Hodder also has a new listing at unit 8/2-4 Corrimal Street, North Wollongong.

The two-bedroom apartment is on sale for offers above $320,000.

The apartment is on the second floor with a leafy outlook. It has two spacious bedrooms with built-in wardrobes which are complemented by an open-plan living space that flows into a huge renovated kitchen.

Other features include polished floor boards, custom wooden venetian blinds, storage shed, and communal laundry.

New to market

A three-bedroom modern apartment in Fairy Meadow's newly completed Ambience development has come onto the market for the first time.

The north-east facing apartment at 13/124 Princes Highway has a spacious open-plan design and uninterrupted ocean and escarpment views.

Listed with Hakan Kutup from Century 21 Wollongong, the apartment features a large living area, quality fixtures and fittings, security parking for two cars, and two bathrooms.

The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite.

Mr Kutup said this type of apartment living, with a retail complex including a Coles supermarket underneath, was unique to Wollongong.

"Being located in the centre of Fairy Meadow, residents can chose from the variety of specialty shops, cafes, and restaurants, catch the free shuttle bus to Wollongong, and walk to the train station and beaches," he said.

The price guide is offers above $695,000.

Highview popular

The first sod is about to be turned on the construction of a new residential development at Mt St Thomas.

Known as Highview Terrace, the development at 107 The Avenue, comprises three three-bedroom townhouses and is expected to be completed by June.

The two-level contemporary-style townhouses have tandem lock-up garages and rear courtyards. The downstairs level has a garage, bedroom and a bathroom. The second level features a living/dining/kitchen area and two bedrooms.

Raine & Horne Wollongong company director Josh Kersten said the townhouses had already sold and contracts had been exchanged.

"Two of them were sold to first-home buyers who took advantage of the government grants on a new purchase and the other one was sold to a retiree," Mr Kersten said.

The price range of the townhouses was between $410,000 and $425,000.

Well-connected

The first 2014 land release at Shell Cove - the Bonville Parkway release - will start on Saturday.

The release offers prospective buyers the choice of 15 land lots between The Links Shell Cove Golf Course and an expansive bush reserve.

Many of the lots have uninterrupted golf course and escarpment views and are also within easy walking distance to schools, parks and cycleways.

Australand NSW residential division general manager Nigel Edgar said the location of the new land lots would be a strong incentive for families to build in a well-connected community.

"The Bonville Parkway release is a rare opportunity for families to create a brand new home in a community with all amenities within walking distance, including the community playgrounds, parklands, cycleways and the on-site preschool," he said.

Land lots are priced from $270,000 to $410,000 and range in size from 582 square metres to 920 square metres.

Worth a look

• A 3-bedroom Corrimal townhouse for $375,000 through Belle Property

• A 3-bedroom Keiraville house for $569,000 through Ray White

• A 3-bedroom Kiama duplex for $639,000 through Raine & Horne

• A 5-bedroom Wollongong house for $849,000 through One Agency

• A 2-bedroom Wollongong unit for $329,990 through MMJ Wollongong

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