Well yeah, my *total household income* is less than $500/week and the houses are 15 years old or more. Mine is over 30 years old and riddled with asbestos lol. But it's (just) affordable, even with rates and insurance.
Yup we pay 350 in rent but most places around here are 400pw +. We just can't get a deposit together while paying rent as well. We are trying but it will take years to get 10%
We pay about $310 a week. Would love to have a mortgage (well would prefer to own outright haha). But got to get the deposit together first...
We pay $380 pw for a 4 bed high set with granny flat under the house with quite a big backyard!! A lot of new houses have been going up latley and are around the $400-$450 mark but have next to no backyard but are huge houses!!
I preferred to rent an older house with a decent size yard for the kids to play outside instead of being bought up on technology indoors
We have an older house with average yard, fits a swing set, blow up pool, slide, sandpit and enough room to run or ride a bike. Like I said, I bought before the boom. It has been rough with crim neighbours, high crime area for 5 years,still pretty dodgy, but I thought renting would be cheaper.
We pay $480 a week in Sydney. Can't get much cheaper for a 2 bedroom place unfortunately. Buying will still be many years off for us! I'm hoping we'll only be in the city for a couple more years. It's just hard with work plus DP is a muso so needs to be in the city a lot. But there's just no way we can keep paying this much rent, we'll never ever be able to get ahead. Unless we somehow fall into a deposit!
Oh and we have a 2 bedroom terrace house. 2 small bedrooms and a giant living room upstairs, then downstairs a dining room, kitchen and big bathroom/laundry. Then a tiny courtyard. There is a shop downstairs but it's empty at the moment which is great for us because we don't have to share the yard.
Yep, I have a special needs child so need to be near paed, gastro, speechie, OT, psych, physio, and loads of others. Otherwise I would need to take full days of to get her there and back. She also has school. Moving is not going to be possible for another decade minimum.
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