FIRST homebuyer Catherine Gregory was undeterred by busy open homes when buying her New Town property.

She says while the inspection was a case of “love at first sight”, she kept her calm, sought advice, made lists of questions for the agent and returned to the house multiple times to ensure all of her boxes were ticked.

“I moved in one week ago after 12 years living in share houses,” she said.

“I wanted a house rather than a unit because a house feels more “yours” to me.

“The price feels great compared to what my siblings would be looking at in London and Sydney, and my home is also large enough that I could rent out a room or two to help with the bills.”

Ms Gregory, 31, moved to Tassie this year after stints overseas and in Melbourne and Canberra.

When house hunting, she started out looking in Hobart city but found homes of a similar price were smaller, or a “renovators delight” compared to the house she bought just minutes up the road in New Town.

“I wanted space, some greenery and a place to grow vegetables,” she said.

“New Town is so close to restaurants, cafes, the supermarket — it is convenient.

“Another part of the draw to Tasmania was IMAS and the chance to study — which I was missing — plus nature, trekking, surfing, diving; everything is at your fingertips here.”

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