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.
we pay $305 atm but I think we will be due for an increase soon
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.
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 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$$
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
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.
share a book (08-07-2012)
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