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Inseparable sisters, 24 and 27, buy matching Sydney townhouses next door

Jayde and Nicole Berry have been inseparable since they were toddlers and are so similar everyone they meet thinks they are twins.

The two Sydney sisters take three holidays a year together and share clothes, tattoos, gym sessions, and even TV game show appearances.

But soon they will be almost as close together as the seats on their next flight to Hawaii after buying matching first homes right next door to each other.

Nicole, 24, and Jayde Berry, 27, (left and right with their boyfriends) will this week move into two adjoining townhouses with their boyfriends in Moorebank, southwest Sydney, worth a combined $1.4 million

Nicole and Jayde (left - right) have been inseparable since they were toddlers and are so similar everyone they meet thinks they are twins

Nicole and Jayde (left – right) have been inseparable since they were toddlers and are so similar everyone they meet thinks they are twins

Jayde, 27, and Nicole, 24, will this week move into two adjoining townhouses in Moorebank, southwest Sydney, worth a combined $1.4million.

‘It just makes sense, right? We do everything together and everyone thinks we’re twins,’ Jayde told Daily Mail Australia.

The pair even plan to pull down the fence separating their two yards to make big one, then buy two dogs – who are destined to be best friends – to play in it. 

‘We’ve always dreamed about buying houses next to each other but never thought it would actually happen,’ Jayde, a travel agent, said.

‘I started looking and that made Nicole think it was a good idea, and when we found the townhouses next to each other we thought it was perfect.

‘We’ll be over each other’s houses so much it will be hard to tell whose is whose, and just as much in each other’s business as living at home.’

Nicole and Jayde (left and right) know they must seem oddly close buying homes inches from each other, but insist their friends aren't too shocked

Nicole and Jayde (left and right) know they must seem oddly close buying homes inches from each other, but insist their friends aren’t too shocked

Jayde and her boyfriend Blake bought the $710,000 four-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse

Nicole and Luke grabbed the three-bedroom for $690,000

Jayde and her boyfriend Blake (left) bought the $710,000 four-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse while Nicole and Luke (right) grabbed the three-bedroom for $690,000

Jayde and Nicole know they must seem oddly close buying homes inches from each other, but insist their friends aren’t too shocked.

‘We like all the same things, have similar tastes in food, and we’re both really loud. No wonder people can’t tell us apart,’ Nicole said.

HOW THEY DID IT 

Rather than get money from their parents or become hermits to afford their mortgages, they still take three holidays together a year. 

All this time they saved $400-500 a week each for the past four or five years, but only slightly tightened their belts. 

‘You don’t have to do anything crazy, just be smart about what you spend your money on,’ Jayde said.

‘We were just smart about our spending and didn’t splurge on takeaways or new clothes, going out, taxis and stuff that aren’t essential. 

Nicole said she started working three or four nights a week at her local IGA at 15, then got a job in cosmetics straight out of high school.

 

Together they filmed an episode of Celebrity Name Game recently and were on Family Feud years ago. This weekend they will help run a charity event giving makeovers to mothers of terminally ill kids.

The sisters are taking their boyfriends Blake and Luke, who are best friends since university, with them as they all leave their parents’ homes for the first time.

Jayde and Blake bought the $710,000 four-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse while Nicole and Luke grabbed the three-bedroom for $690,000.

Rather than get money from their parents or become hermits to afford their mortgages, they still take three holidays together a year.

They head to Hawaii frequently, and they have hit LA, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and all around Australia with a month-long U.S. jaunt planned for early next year.

All this time they saved $400-500 a week each for the past four or five years, but only slightly tightened their belts.

‘I always wanted to have a house but I didn’t want to sacrifice enjoying myself and going on holidays,’ Jayde said.

‘We were just smart about our spending and didn’t splurge on takeaways or new clothes, going out, taxis and stuff that aren’t essential. 

Jayde will move into the four-bedroom (right) and Nicole into the three-bedroom (left)

Jayde will move into the four-bedroom (right) and Nicole into the three-bedroom (left)

Demians Estate Agents principal Michael Demian, who sold the sisters their homes said the brand new development appealed to everyone

Demians Estate Agents principal Michael Demian, who sold the sisters their homes said the brand new development appealed to everyone

‘You don’t have to do anything crazy, just be smart about what you spend your money on.’

Nicole said she started working three or four nights a week at her local IGA at 15, then got a job in cosmetics straight out of high school.

‘We’ve always been saving, first for cars then houses, and I don’t think we’ll stop – it’s good to stay thrifty,’ she said.

Jayde noted there was never a better time to buy property in Sydney after years of runaway property growth finally reversed last year.

‘I think we bought at a really good time in the market too, it’s right at the bottom.’

Real estate experts believe property prices are just about to bounce back after falling almost 20 per cent since the dizzying heights of 2017.

Monthly falls have slowed to nothing and many suburbs are starting to see modest rises that will increase next year.  

Rather than get money from their parents or become hermits to afford their mortgages, they still take three holidays together a year

Rather than get money from their parents or become hermits to afford their mortgages, they still take three holidays together a year

They head to Hawaii frequently, and they have hit LA, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and all around Australia with a month-long U.S. jaunt planned for early next year

They head to Hawaii frequently, and they have hit LA, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and all around Australia with a month-long U.S. jaunt planned for early next year

The sisters are taking their boyfriends Blake (right) and Luke (left), who are best friends since university, with them as they all leave their parents' (back) homes for the first time

The sisters are taking their boyfriends Blake (right) and Luke (left), who are best friends since university, with them as they all leave their parents’ (back) homes for the first time

‘We grew up in the area and we love it, and it’s not even that far from the city,’ Jayde said.

Demians Estate Agents principal Michael Demian, who sold the sisters their homes said the brand new development appealed to everyone. 

‘First home buyers, investors, downsizers and those looking for the ultimate modern lifestyle, this is the place to be,’ he said.

‘Both offer easy-care living that doesn’t get easier. The low maintenance lifestyle and the location here makes these homes a rarity.’

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