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Want free avocado toast for a year? Buy this QLD house

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It’s not a hoax – Ray White Sherwood is spruiking the two- and three-bedroom townhouses in Sherwood Brisbane, priced from $595,000, with the added bonus “to help the budget”.

It’s a sly reference to the now-infamous Bernard Salt column in The Australian, which suggested that Gen Y are not buying homes – because they’re spending all their money on brunch.

So will it get the millennials to move in?

If you are indeed splashing out $22 on avocado toast a week as Bernard says, that’s $1,144 a year – not much compared to the cost of your mortgage – so we’re not convinced.

What’s on the menu for villages and aged care

The café at Living Choice’s Fullarton village
The café at Living Choice’s Fullarton village

Our real estate agents aren’t the only ones tapping into our love of brunch though.

Many of our retirement villages and aged care facilities now have their own café and restaurant – and some are even open to the public.

Check out the inset picture. It shows the coffee shop at Living Choice’s Fullarton retirement village in Adelaide which is open seven days a week to residents and the community.

Who says you can’t have your avo toast and eat it too?

Annie Donaldson

With a background in nursing, Annie has spent over 20 years working in the health industry, including the coordination of medical support for international TV productions and major stadium events, plus education campaigns with a number of national health organisations. In recent years, she has also taken time out of the workforce to be a full-time carer, giving her first-hand experience of the challenges and rewards of this role.


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