As eastern Australia emerges from covid lockdowns, the interest in making a tree-change has continued to soar, with the entry of a unit in Yass onto the real estate market offering a rare opportunity for downsizers or first home buyers.
Agent George Southwell said the covid induced demand for rural living was still on an upward trajectory, but options for unit living – something taken for granted in the city – had been limited.
“There’s just not that many units available rurally, but they make the perfect home for retirees or for those wanting to enter the real estate market,” he said.
“This property is exceptional, given it is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with alfresco, it allows the owners to enjoy easy living, with the option to still have family come stay or convert one of the bedrooms into an office.”
Located within walking distance to the Yass CBD, the unit is based in a shared complex off the road, opposite the Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School.
Set on a 264m2 block, the 130m2 north-facing home has been designed for people aged over 55, incorporating wide doors, large bathrooms and a level block with no steps.
The home’s interior features stylish, modern tiles, plenty of natural light and neutral tones, and is kept comfortable all year round with split system heating and cooling.
The kitchen includes ample storage, a dishwasher and elevated oven and microwave.
Storage is also key to the rest of the home, with built-in robes in all the bedrooms.
While Yass offers some of the best dining, boutique stores and has more than 20 wineries on its doorstep, it is only an hour from Canberra and three hours from Sydney, with public transport available in both directions.