Australia’s housing market can incredibly difficult to break in to, but there are very cheap options to be found right across the country if you look hard enough.
In January it was reported that the nation’s median house price hit $809,349 – an increase of 4.2 per cent from late 2019 – but the following properties can all be had for less than $100,000.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Just $88,000 will get you this two-bedroom cabin in Howlong, near the New South Wales-Victorian border.
Lucinda Morgan, selling agent from Leading Property Group, told Daily Mail Australia the house at 66/5189 Riverina Highway has generated a lot of interest.
It comes with a pool, tennis court and sits on the banks of the Murray River, making it a dream house for anyone who enjoys boating or fishing.
Just $88,000 will get you this two-bedder with a pool and tennis court on the banks of the Murray River near the NSW-Victorian border
Lucinda Morgan, selling agent from Leading Property Group, told Daily Mail Australia the cabin has generated a lot of interest
‘It’s like having a holiday every day. It has all the facilities to live there as a permanent resident or rent it out,’ she said.
‘There is an on-site manager to take care of the facilities so you don’t have to scrub the pool yourself.’
She said council rates don’t need to be paid but there is a slight fee in order to maintain the site.
Ms Morgan also said no work needs to be done to the property as it is in ‘fantastic condition’.
It’s got a three-bedroom house situated on a 1,000-square-metre block of land less than a two-hour drive north-east of Adelaide, but this $92,500 property in Wongulla comes with a bit of a catch.
The listing for 641 Cliff View Drive states that the property is ripe to ‘renovate or detonate’.
The 1970s timber-framed house comes with a large shed but the property is in need of a lot of work – with new paint on the interior and exterior just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s less than a two-hour drive north-east of Adelaide, sits on a square kilometre of land and has a price tag of just $92,500, but this Wongulla property comes with a catch
The advertisement states: ‘The house does need a new hot water system, the plumbing would need checking and fixing, the rainwater tank needs replacing and there is a small hole/leak to the lounge ceiling which needs repair’
The advertisement states: ‘The house does need a new hot water system, the plumbing would need checking and fixing, the rainwater tank needs replacing and there is a small hole/leak to the lounge ceiling which needs repair.’
However it emphasises the effort put into the transportable home could make it ‘lovely’.
The property has a laundry and an open-space living plan.
This home, located on Peters Street, Queenstown, near the state’s west coast, will set you back just $57,000.
The two-storey property has four bedrooms and sits on a 644-square-metre lot – giving the new owner enough room to create a vegetable garden.
Just $57,000 and you can move into this four-bedroom home near Tasmania’s scenic west coast
However some of the decor appears outdated with lots of wood-panelling, old-fashioned carpeting and wallpaper
It is also situated near the local primary school, making it ideal for families with children.
However, some of the decor appears outdated with lots of wood-panelling, old-fashioned carpeting and wallpaper.
It’s got access to a pool, barbecue area, it’s relatively modern and it’ll cost you just $69,500 – there’s a lot to like about this resort-style property on Gregory Street, Parap, outside Darwin.
You can snap up this resort-style unit with access to a pool for just $69,500
The apartment is located on the first level of the block and features split system air-conditioning and an ensuite
If the buyer wants to use it as an property they should expect it to fetch between $200 and $220 a week in rent.
The apartment is located on the first level of the block and features split system air-conditioning and an ensuite.
It comes with tea and coffee facilities, a toaster, LCD television and a bar fridge.
Kerri-Anne Laurence, selling agent from North Property, told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The rooms are small, there is no kitchen or kitchenette, but there is a great decking and outdoor area.’
She also said the property is in a great location across from the shopping centre and a short trip into Darwin’s city centre.
Ms Laurence said there have been several queries regarding the property.
The old cliche ‘renovator’s dream’ applies to this home on Victoria Street in Pyramid Hill, 234 kilometres north of Melbourne
The two-bedder is in the middle of being fixed up and will cost $87,000.
‘The home has cladding in good condition on the outside, has been completely re-wired inside, along with new plaster throughout the lounge room and kitchen,’ the listing states.
This property on Victoria Street, Pyramid Hill, 234 kilometres north of Melbourne, has a price tag of $87,000
The inside of the two-bedroom property is in the middle of being renovated
Tanya Harvery, from Nutrien Harcourts, told Domain the property needs a new kitchen, bathroom and toilet.
However, the house has already been completely rewired and there’s new plaster in the lounge room and kitchen.
‘This is a great opportunity for those wanting to test the waters of renovating – you can have some fun and be creative,’ she said.
How does $99,000 for a two-bedroom townhouse in the tropics sound?
This property on Boyes Court in Heatley, Townsville, has a ‘spacious lounge area that has tiled flooring which is perfect for easy maintenance’.
It also boasts a large shower and built-in wardrobes.
‘It’s a solid investment for the price. We’ve had constant interest over the past two weeks, mainly from investors,’ listing agent Aaron Moon from Century 21 told Domain.
This property on Boyes Court in Heatley, Townsville, has a price tag of $99,000
The two-bedroom townhouse has a ‘spacious lounge area that has tiled flooring which is perfect for easy maintenance’
As the price tag of at least $35,000 suggests, this fixer-upper in Jeremy Street, Shackleton, east of Perth, needs a lot of work.
The seller is unable to do clean-up or work on the property, but the electrical requirements will be taken care of for the new owner and a smoke alarm will be installed.
It sits on a 1012-square-metre lot and features two bedrooms, a rear sunroom and laundry, as well as a combined kitchen and dining area.
The homein Jeremy Street, Shackleton, 210km east of Perth, has a price tag of at least $35,000
As the incredibly low price tag suggests, the home needs a lot of work
It was built in the 1930s.
Elders agent Will Morris told Domain: ‘It’s got some challenges – it’s a bit unloved – but it’s a great opportunity for someone to buy a cheap property and improve it.’
Mr Morris said he had interest in the property within two days of it being listed.
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Musician Ryan Adams reveals he’s sober as he pens raw apology
He sold out stadiums, produced more than a dozen critically-acclaimed albums and worked with rock luminaries from Willie Nelson to Elton John, who dubbed him the ‘fabulous one’.
But when a New York Times expose hit newsstands in February 2019, the music came to an abrupt stop for Ryan Adams, 45, one of the most prolific singer songwriters of his generation.
In a searing #MeToo expose, the indie rock star was accused by seven women of dangling career opportunities in return for sex.
The alleged victims ranged from an underage singer to his ex-wife Mandy Moore. If they spurned his advances, the women said Adams would use his influence to stifle their ambitions and subject them to harassment and abusive texts.
‘Music was a point of control for him,’ said Moore, who split from the Grammy-nominated performer in 2016, claiming he was psychologically abusive.
Adams disputed the accuracy of the reporting and denied engaging in sexual communications with a minor. The allegations were ‘outlandish’ and false, he said, and his accusers were ‘disgruntled individuals’ who blamed him when their careers fizzled or failed to take off.
Today, Adams is sharing with DailyMail.com readers and the world his regrets over his past behavior and intent to ‘be a better man.’
After more than a year out of the spotlight, he tells DailyMail.com that he’s sober, wiser and finally ready to confront the damaging behavior that brought his stellar rock and roll career crashing down.
Ryan Adams has shared with DailyMail.com readers and the world his regrets over his past behavior more than a year after a searing #MeToo expose. The alleged victims include his ex-wife Mandy Moore, who split from the Grammy-nominated performer in 2016, claiming he was psychologically abusive
There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career.
All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.
I’ve gotten past the point where I would be apologizing just for the sake of being let off the hook and I know full well that any apology from me probably won’t be accepted by those I’ve hurt.
I get that and I also understand that there’s no going back.
To a lot of people this will just seem like the same empty bull***t apology that I’ve always used when I was called out, and all I can say is, this time it is different.
Having truly realized the harm that I’ve caused, it wrecked me, and I’m still reeling from the ripples of devastating effects that my actions triggered.
There is no way to convince people that this time is truly different, but this is the albatross that I deserve to carry with me as a result of my actions.
Realizing the consequences of my actions, I took a hard look inwards and sought to find the truth behind them. What pain was I carrying myself that was so poorly and wrongly being projected onto others?
I made a promise to myself that no matter what it took, I would get to the root of these issues and finally start to fix myself so I could be a better friend, a better partner, and a better man overall.
Adams has now revealed he’s sober, wiser and finally ready to confront the damaging behavior that brought his stellar rock and roll career crashing down
That being said, no amount of growth will ever take away the suffering I had caused. I will never be off the hook and I am fully accountable for my harmful behavior, and will be for my actions moving forward.
In my effort to be a better man, I have fought to get sober, but this time I’m doing it with professional help. Sobriety is a priority in my life, and so is my mental health. These, as I’m learning, go hand in hand.
But I will not bore anyone with stories of my demons or use them to excuse what I’ve done. I really want to express that I’ve internalized the importance of self-care and self-work. I’m really trying.
Music is how I lay my soul bare, and in working through this, I have written enough music to fill half a dozen albums.
Some of these songs are angry, many are sad but most of them are about the lessons I’ve learned over the last few years. Those ones an expression of my deepest remorse.
I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.
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New Hampshire county jail where Ghislaine Maxwell is
As Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell spends her first days behind bars, a lawyer for their alleged victims who predicted the pervert financier would die in jail says she will likely suffer the same fate.
Spencer Kuvin told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that Maxwell ‘knows too much’ and that powerful people may want to silence her even as she is locked up.
‘It may be that she can’t handle the fear of what’s going to happen to her and takes matters into her own hands or there will be people who are very afraid of what she has to say,’ Kuvin predicted.
Maxwell has an astonishing international network of friends and acquaintances, some of whom have no doubt helped her lay low since Epstein’s suicide.
Kuvin said people laughed at him when he predicted that Epstein would die in prison — but his gut is telling him the same thing about Maxwell.
Maxwell, 58, was arrested on Thursday on federal charges relating to her allegedly enticing underage girls for Epstein to abuse.
She won the trust of girls as young as 14 and brought them to a ‘trap’ she and Epstein set — and in some cases took part in sex acts, the federal indictment states.
Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured in October 2016, in one of her final social appearances
Ghislaine Maxwell is spending her first few nights in custody in the Merrimack County Jail in New Hampshire
Maxwell, who dated Epstein for at least three years in the 1990s, is spending the weekend in the relative comfort of Merrimack County Jail in Boscawen, New Hampshire, before being transferred to New York where she will be housed in a tough-as-nails federal lock-up as she awaits trial.
The Merrimack lock-up houses both men and women from the area around the New Hampshire capital, Concord. Jail superintendent Ross Cunningham refused to reveal details of Maxwell’s day-to-day life inside when contacted by DailyMail.com. ‘It’s a security matter,’ he said.
He said the jail, which was built in 2005, is holding Maxwell under contract to the US Marshals Service.
Kuvin made his prediction after British socialite Maxwell was arrested at Tuckedaway, a mountaintop mansion in rural Bradford, New Hampshire, that she had anonymously bought for $1.07 million in December.
Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein in 2005
She had hidden her identity by using an LLC and rarely if ever left the isolated house with its stunning views of Mount Sunapee. No-one in town knew she was living at the four-bed, four-bath property set on 156 acres.
William Sweeney, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office said she had ‘slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims lived with the trauma inflicted on them years ago.’
Maxwell has not yet entered a plea but in depositions has strongly protested her innocence.
Florida-based Kuvin represents several women who claim Epstein sexually assaulted and raped them when they were teens.
He told DailyMail.com: ‘I don’t think she is going to get out of jail alive. I said the same thing about Jeffrey Epstein and people laughed at me.
‘I think she knows way too much information — I just have this gut feeling.
Epstein, 66, was found hanged in his prison cell last August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, sparking a raft of conspiracy theories.
Among the powerful people who knew him and had visited him at his hoes in New York, New Mexico, Florida, London and the US Virgin Islands, were Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Britain’s Prince Andrew, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Baruk and celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
A pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother Mark said that the fracture on his neck suggested he was killed, though the official autopsy said it was suicide.
The apparent incompetence of the prison where he was being held played a part in his death. Guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan allegedly did not check on him and the cameras outside of his cell were not working on the night he died.
Maxwell could very well be heading to the same prison meaning there will be intense scrutiny of her safety.
Kuvin said that he was surprised by the way the Southern District of New York had handled the case because it was ‘the opposite of the way you’d prosecute a mob case’.
Rather than go for underlings and get them to flip, prosecutors have gone straight to the top; first Epstein and now Maxwell.
But Kuvin said that ‘maybe there are people who are higher up we don’t know about’.
Kuvin said: ‘By charging Ghislaine with as many counts as they did, the US Attorney’s office was probably looking for her to speak and will pressure her into giving more evidence.
Epstein killed himself in is prison cell in August last year but some have speculated he was murdered
‘I don’t think they will bargain away all of these charges and you want her to serve some serious time for what she did.
‘I think she will talk. Given who she is, her status and her lifestyle, I don’t think she has the ability to support herself which is why she was suing Epstein’s estate to pay her legal costs.
‘She will be in panic mode and will want to do anything to get a lighter sentence. For anyone who has culpability for anything over the past 10-15 years, I’d be nervous’.
After Epstein’s death, Attorney General William Barr said he was ‘appalled’ and ordered an FBI investigation.
At the time Geoffrey Berman, then the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, vowed to continue the investigation into Epstein’s co-conspirators, with Maxwell as the number one target. Berman was fired by Trump last month and the case is now under acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss.
The charges against Maxwell, daughter of disgraced British press baron Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 when he fell from his luxury yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, include two of perjury for claiming in a deposition that she did not know of Epstein’s abuse and that she had never massaged any of the girls.
She is also accused of helping her former boyfriend to ‘recruit, groom and ultimately abuse victims known…to be under the age of 18.’
Some of the girls are said to have been as young as 14, the indictment states.
Among those who have claimed that Epstein did not kill himself is his former lawyer David Schoen.
He previously told DailyMail.com that Epstein was preparing a multi-layered legal and media strategy to fight his case.
During a five-hour meeting with Epstein nine days before his death Schoen said Epstein was ‘upbeat and excited’ and looking forward to clearing his name
But Epstein was in a ‘dangerous situation’ in jail and suggested other prisoners were considering blackmailing him.
They would see him on TV inside the prison and tell Epstein: ‘$70m mansion, huh?’ Schoen said.
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Guy Sebastian and Titus Day: inside the toxic feud as police lay fraud charges
Guy Sebastian and his estranged former agent Titus Day were once so close, their families would stay together while the pop star and his manager were on tour.
Day, 47, was the pivotal member of Sebastian’s entourage for 12 years, working as his protector, promoter and keeper of secrets.
He helped Sebastian land his hits consistently at number one and with other achievements, such as representing Australia at Eurovision five years ago.
So entwined were their two clans, Day’s former Sony executive wife Courtney was a driving force behind Sebastian’s wife Jules’s media career, producing her ‘Tea With Jules’ YouTube show.
But Titus and Guy’s relationship spectacularly imploded in 2017 and their public feud has only escalated since.
Sebastian took allegations Day had defrauded him of a staggering $1.15million to police last month and the celebrity manager was hit with 61 charges this week.
From friends to foes: Guy Sebastian’s falling out with his long-time manager Titus Day (above, at a GQ party) deepened after the pop star went to police to level fraud allegations
Day was at the centre of Sebastian’s entourage (the original Australian Idol winner is centre, with Day on far right, at the AFL grand final in 2017)
Close friends: Titus’s wife Courtney (left in both pictures) was the executive producer of Jules Sebastian’s ‘Tea With Jules’ program (Ms Sebastian on right in both photos. Make up artist Brooke Low is centre in right picture
Father-of-three Day was arrested at his extended family’s sprawling eight-bedroom, heritage-listed Bondi home shortly after 6pm on Wednesday evening.
The celebrity manager spent the night in a police cell in the city’s east and would only tell police that their financial dispute was already before the Federal Court.
Guy Sebastian – who had taken his allegations to investigators on June 3 – issued a statement claiming he was ‘absolutely devastated to learn the nature and detail’ of the charges and described them as a ‘sad vindication’ of his position.
Day’s high-profile criminal defence lawyer, Lauren MacDougall, told reporters her client will fight the allegations.
So just how did Day allegedly defraud Sebastian? And just how did the best of friends become the bitterest of foes?
The charges against Day
Day was clearly irritated and startled when a media scrum pursued him out the door of Waverley Police Station on Thursday afternoon.
Photographers chased the prominent talent manager up the street for several minutes until he clambered into his dad’s car.
He jumped into the passenger seat, accepted an affectionate pat on the head from his dad and drove off.
What the court had heard in the hours previously was that Day had allegedly failed to pay Sebastian money he was owed from an international music rights holding company, Premier Muzik, over six years.
Talent agents such as Day typically work by taking a percentage of the earnings they generate for their clients as wages.
Premier Muzik had allegedly paid sums of money into a trust that only Day had access to between 2014 and 2020.
Day was irritated by a swarm of media following him up the road from Waverley Police Station on Thursday, before jumping in the back of a car with his father
Out of some 24 payments made, police allege only five were received by Sebastian while 19 transactions were allegedly kept by Day.
Court documents alleged Day failed to forward on sums of money to Sebastian, ranging from $5100 to $214,565 every few months during that period.
One of the biggest revelations came when Magistrate Ross Hudson told the court police believe Day may have allegedly defrauded ‘high profile clients’.
Just who they may be wasn’t made clear.
Day watched the case by audio-visual link as Magistrate Hudson said: ‘It could be said that it is a strong prosecution case.’
He was granted bail on conditions including that he not contact Sebastian, pay a $10,000 surety and report to police daily.
The collapse of a relationship
In February 2017, Guy Sebastian uploaded an ‘appreciation post’ on Instagram, singing Titus and Courtney Day’s praises.
‘This is my manager and mate …. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him and his better half Courtney,’ he said. ‘They work their buns off’.
But just nine months later, Guy terminated his agreement with Day. There were few signs of acrimony.
Life on tour: Day and Sebastian (back left) in Kuala Lumpur with the team more than three years ago
Day said at the time: ”After 12 great years together I’m very sad to be losing Guy as a client.
‘But he is a wonderful talent and a good person, so I wish him well in everything he does.’
But Sebastian this week suggested he split with Day in 2017 over ‘disparities’ in financial documents.
‘I parted ways with Titus’s management company in November 2017,’ he said in a statement.
In June 2018, Guy Sebastian launched legal action against Day in the Federal Court. Day counter-sued but later dropped the lawsuit.
Titus Day’s former clients include Sophie Monk (left) and Grant Denyer (right, with wife Cheryl)
The row has taken its toll on both men. Day has had to sell his house and move into his extended family’s home in Bondi.
He also closed down his business that he ran with his wife, 6 Degrees Management, although contrary to rumours, he is not bankrupt.
Key clients including Sophie Monk – a friend of Sebastian’s – and Grant Denyer have also left him.
Meanwhile, Sebastian claims his reputation has been tarred by the stoush.
‘My integrity and reputation have been questioned and many untruths have been publicly stated,’ he said. ‘This period has been the toughest of my life’.
Day’s case returns to court in two weeks.
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