A home for $8000 but where to put it?

COULD this 70-year-old two-bedroom weatherboard house be the cheapest home in the whole of Tweed Shire?

With the asking price for the Cane Road, Murwillumbah residence recently slashed from $15,000 to $8000, its owner, Gail Watson, reckons it's a real steal.

The only hitch is that prospective buyers must own their own land on which to move the eight by seven metre structure.

Ms Watson contacted the Tweed Daily News after reading yesterday's article about the cheapest and most expensive houses on the Tweed Coast.

"I doubt whether anybody could find a cottage at this price even with the added cost of moving it," she said. "The hardwood floorboards are probably worth that much alone."

Ms Watson and her family lived in the former workman's cottage for five years until they built a new home just metres away, making it surplus to their needs.

It is in reasonable condition for its age, but would obviously suit a handyman with a bit of time on his hands.

Meantime Tweed Banora Realty agent Julie Moore says she has a house on her books which she believes would be the cheapest in Murwillumbah.

With an asking price of $305,000, it is far less than any the Tweed Daily News could find in its search east of the Pacific motorway.

Ms Moore says the three-bedroom cottage in Tweed Valley Way is in walking distance to a primary school and a bus route.

"This property offers the chance for people to enter an affordable residential house for the same type of money as it would to rent it," she said.

"It has polished floorboards, an open plan kitchen and dining area and a second bathroom and toilet."

She said Murwillumbah was fast becoming one of the most affordable towns in the shire, offering young families a chance to expand their horizons.

Prices were not nearly as high as those closer to the Coast, even though it was only a 20-minute drive to Kingscliff and 30 minutes to Coolangatta.



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