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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    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!
    Whereabouts in Sydney are you? Sounds inner-west to me!

    I'm hoping when DP finishes up probation she'll transfer out of Sydney so we can pay less rent and hopefully save a deposit a bit quicker. Unlikely to happen soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Whereabouts in Sydney are you? Sounds inner-west to me!
    Does sound inner west alright!

    We ended up leaving sydney (inner west) 6 months ago and moved to regional NSW, we just couldn't justify the rent and we would never have been able to get ahead. We are loving regional NSW and rent is waaaayyyy cheaper for far bigger properties.

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    we pay $305 atm but I think we will be due for an increase soon

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    Our rent is 500 per week in a nice area about 7 min from the beach. It's expensive but the house was new when we moved in and is 4 bed plus study.

    We figured out about a month ago that we'd paid around $70,000 since we'd been here though and have now bought a block of land in the hills that we'll be building on. We didnt have a big enough deposit together but were extremely fortunate that a family member has allowed us to use their property as security to get us in the door.

    The way living costs are going im really determined to help our kids secure a property when they're older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Whereabouts in Sydney are you? Sounds inner-west to me!

    I'm hoping when DP finishes up probation she'll transfer out of Sydney so we can pay less rent and hopefully save a deposit a bit quicker. Unlikely to happen soon though.
    Just about! We're in Redfern, but I've mostly lived in the inner-west (st peters, Newtown, marrickville, enmore, Newtown...it's a vortex!) while DP's been in Redfern for many years. We were looking at Marrickville before we moved here but happened upon this place by chance and it's a pretty sweet deal, nice not being in a flat! Did you guys end up in marrickville, I remember a thread a while back about where you were looking..not stalking I promise!

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    I would love to move 2 to 3 hours away for cheaper housing, but like I said, it can't happen with a special needs child without wiping out any chance of work.

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    I pay $260 a week. It's cheap but i live in a pretty feral area.

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    I pay $320 week ATM in a feral area house is falling apart owner is a tight a$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    Just about! We're in Redfern, but I've mostly lived in the inner-west (st peters, Newtown, marrickville, enmore, Newtown...it's a vortex!) while DP's been in Redfern for many years. We were looking at Marrickville before we moved here but happened upon this place by chance and it's a pretty sweet deal, nice not being in a flat! Did you guys end up in marrickville, I remember a thread a while back about where you were looking..not stalking I promise!
    We did indeed. Pretty much in the very centre of Marrickville, in fact!
    Love our place and so central and fortunately not in the area DP works in (only just, though). Also love the greek delis around here

    My old place wasn't a flat, I do miss it in some respects but I feel a lot safer here, it's more secure and I LOVE having the train and not only buses to rely on (even though I never get PT!)

    and no cruddy housemates

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I would love to move 2 to 3 hours away for cheaper housing, but like I said, it can't happen with a special needs child without wiping out any chance of work.
    I have a special needs child too and it is really hard, especially being in regional NSW, I have however managed to get him a Paed, and OT and Early intervention in town (we live on the same block as the hospital so it is easy to get to!) There is one specialist that is still in Sydney, if we do the drive down and back in a day it takes 7 hours of driving. But he does do skype appointments now, so that helps. Also I notice the waiting lists for things are way less here than in Sydney. I need to source a couple more specialists and have a feeling I may have to go to Sydney for them. But overall I am really happy with the services available here.

    Our rent compared to sydney is way less and we get way more. Not to mention the kids have lots of room in a nice area, etc.

    I don't know share a book, It sounds like a struggle - but I'd try and keep the house if I were you. We may never break into the market, rent is ridiculous and raising a deposit is so difficult once you have kids - especially if they are special needs and the added expense etc.

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