Curtin: in focus

The Woden suburb of Curtin is much loved by young families, and the current median price of houses sits at $844,000 (source: RP Data). 

So what can you get for your money, and what's there to love about Curtin?

Here's a handful of your 'average' Curtin homes and their sale prices. Each of these sold in September 2016, so they're fresh off the auction production line.

Scaddon Pl, 3 bedroom on a 722m2 block siding reserve, sold for $830,000 at auction.

Scaddon Pl, 3 bedroom on a 722m2 block siding reserve, sold for $830,000 at auction.

4 bedrooms in Parker St on 740m2 sold at auction for $879,000.

4 bedrooms in Parker St on 740m2 sold at auction for $879,000.

Douglas Pl sold for $975,000 at auction with 3 bedrooms on 1173m2.

Douglas Pl sold for $975,000 at auction with 3 bedrooms on 1173m2.

3 bedrooms on 819m2 in Ryan St sold for $805,000 by auction. 

3 bedrooms on 819m2 in Ryan St sold for $805,000 by auction. 

Curtin has plenty of decent-sized suburban blocks around the 700-900m2 mark. With well-regarded schools and a larger than average thriving suburban shopping centre, it's popular with families of primary school aged kidlets. You don't need to leave the suburb really, with a Coles and organic foodstore Choku Bai Jo, plus a smorgasbord of other shops including great coffee at Red Brick Espresso. 

Source: instagram @redbrickespresso. A popular coffee stop!

Source: instagram @redbrickespresso. A popular coffee stop!

Curtin is a very central suburb, some say the geographical centre of Canberra. It's quite possibly the last place you can be '20 minutes to anywhere', which used to be the norm across town. It provides easy access in all directions, with the Parkway on one side and Yarra Glen/Adelaide Ave on the other. Being the northernmost suburb of Woden, Curtin is a step outside the Inner South without the price tag. It used to be a daggy suburb, but many of the 1960's homes have been renovated and/or extended from their original brick and tile starts in life. There's lots of pretty gardens in Curtin, at the moment it's a mass of flowering trees and bulbs.

Popular streets include Macalister Cr, Dunstan St, James St and Munro St. Most houses in Curtin go to auction. The western-most edge of Curtin has a great walking track, especially nice in the evening to enjoy the golden sunset hour. 

Like the sound of Curtin? Currently on the market:

Parker St, walking distance to the Primary schools and shops. 

Parker St, walking distance to the Primary schools and shops. 

Haines St, a large 4 bedroom home with views.

Haines St, a large 4 bedroom home with views.

Auctions are competitive in Curtin; it's a fair call to say almost all freestanding family homes are advertised for sale by auction. If you need a hand, just let me know. It's my job to provide you with advice and guidance about the price, the strategy and to handle the process for you.