Buyers are facing a fairer playing field in the new year but not many properties present a playing field like the backyard of this Mt Druitt home. Tim McIntyre reports
IN A real estate market that has been booming for several years, potential is the key to a great sale.
While block sizes have been shrinking and back yards becoming rarer in many areas of Sydney, savvy buyers are having their needs met in Mt Druitt.
For the early bird, this house has plenty going for it.
Impressive from top to bottom, the brick veneer residence is set on a huge block of about 778sq m with side access, making it ideal for tradies.
That extra space can also be put to use to add value or comfort in the form of a granny flat (subject to council approval), or can simply be enjoyed the old-fashioned way as a top notch playing arena for the kids.
For those looking to move in to a finished product and do no more, the home has recently been comprehensively renovated.
The bathroom is a great example, with high-end finishes and floor-to-ceiling tiles, while the Tasmanian oak kitchen has stone bench tops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar.
The formal lounge area offers split system air-conditioning, new floorboards and down lights, while the three bedrooms each have built-in robes and new flooring.
A rumpus room features its own electric fireplace and a large single car lockup garage has external laundry and second toilet.
Location is also a key feature for this home, which is walking distance to local parks and Colyton Public School.
The Westfield shopping centre and Mt Druitt train station are each just 3km away.