So around about this time year, my sister and her fiance were looking for a house. Started off in Merrylands, then to Northmead, then to Baulkham Hills, then back to Northmead. Those of you familiar with the Sydney market will know that everything has just gone nuts. Anyway, long story short, I was able to secure them a place in Strathfield South. House: Vinyl Clad. 2 Bed, 1 Ensuite, 1 Bathroom/Laundry (but outside). 500sqm Picked up for $1.1m, most likely due to weird configuration. Budget: $30k Renos: - Open up some walls to create an open plan living / kitchen - Put up a wall to create a 3rd bedroom - Relocating kitchen position and putting in new kitchen Planned but now disregarded - Enclosing of deck to bring outdoor bathroom inside Disregarded as the roof of the deck was no good. Got a quote to replace the deck roof, $9k. So we aren't going to proceed. The place is a PPR and they don't intend of having anyone else stay. Unplanned renovations - No tiles under the existing kitchen - No spare matching tiles. - Realised the previous owner tiled over tiles <sigh> - Now we are also have to remove the tiles... don't want to tile over tiles for a 3rd time. - outdoor bathroom floor is water damaged too Will post some pics up shortly.