Din­g­ley abode gives Mac­aro clan room to move

Herald Sun - Property - - COVER STORY -

WHEN ev­ery­one in a big fam­ily wants their own bed­room, there’s not a great amount of choice on the mar­ket.

That’s what San­dra and Val Mac­aro found be­fore they landed a seven-bed­room Din­g­ley Vil­lage home in March.

The Mac­aros al­ready lived in a five-bed­room Wheel­ers Hill home, hav­ing ex­tended to ac­com­mo­date their four chil­dren aged be­tween two and 14.

Their search to find the ideal home took 18 months.

“We were look­ing for more bed­rooms be­cause they (the kids) wanted their own rooms,” Ms Mac­aro said. “That was the main thing. “lot of the homes we looked at were all four-bed­room homes.

“It’s rare to find a fivebed­room home and when we did, the price was very high.

“While we were look­ing, prices were go­ing up and up. If we bought in Wheel­ers Hill (18 months ago), we could have bought for $820,000. Now they’re worth $1.1 mil­lion.

“That’s why we moved to Din­g­ley, to get the price change.”

Ms Mac­aro said the most ideal homes had more bed­rooms, but also of­fered more liv­ing space, in­clud­ing sep­a­rate ar­eas for par­ents and chil­dren.

San­dra and Val Mac­aro with their five chil­dren out­side the fam­ily’s new seven-bed­room house in Din­g­ley Vil­lage. Pic­ture: HAMISH BLAIR

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