I just realised when reading the other thread about the housing market that I don't actually know many ppl who rent and then I thought how kinda odd that was since I grew up in the northern burbs of mel which certainly is NOT a wealthy area!??!
I don't know if its because Im not from a wealthy area everyone in my generation was prepared to move into the urban sprawl and buy houses in the new estate in the middle of nowhere with man made lakes and no public transport?
But then I know a whole host of ppl that live in smaller apartments closer to the city.
But I don't know anyone who lives in a nice family home close to the city? My sister rents a large family home close to city while living in OZ in inner burbs but thats about it.
I also live in the country, so pretty much everyone I know down here owns.
Like I said I have one sister who rents while in OZ (she lives OS) and my BIL lives a share house that they rent. A few of DHs mates are still in share houses and I know of one other couple with a kid who rent and are about to buy.
Maybe its just Mel (well the north & west) is much more affordable then other areas and that why? I dunno?