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    Not sure if all banks o this but I have seen advertised that your rent can be classed as savings if your struggling with a deposit. We live in qld 20 min from the city $410 a week 3 bed plus pool older home would love to buy but on one wage not sure we could

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    Oh my goodness cakester, is that true? We are finding it tough scraping the deposit, but we are month in advance rent payers and have never been late. Dh is on a fairly nice wage, we would be comfortable paying off a loan here.

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    I pay less than $250/week for this house.

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    In our area you are looking at $800+ a WEEK for a 3-4 bedroom house. Want it in a more "popular" area? Looking at $1000+. Some properties go for $2500+ a week.

    We a re lucky, we are renting off a family member until he gets back from overseas so pay cheap rent (350 a week for a small 4 bedroom house on massive block in a pretty good area). But once we move out in about 6 months or so so will be in a bad situation. We just can't afford to rent but need a bigger house due to the size of our family, and we aren't in a position to buy.

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    All you ladies need to move near me! We have a bit of a renters glut at the moment.

    We've had heaps of development in town over the last 5 years and so there are heaps of brand new rental properties on the market.
    All with 4 bed, 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, backyards, in new estates and on blocks that are 600sqm minimum.
    Most average about $300-$350 per week. Older houses (12-50yrs) you can get a 3-4 bed for anywhere between $200-300 depending on the area.
    Units seem to be more expensive though.. My sister pays $230 for an old 2 bedroom freestanding unit with a small backyard, but it's in the best area of town and only about 500 m from my house, which was a major factor in her wanting it.

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    Beebs I came across this for you http://www.homeloanexperts.com.au/ho...-savings/#rent
    Some banks may take into account rental payments if you have saved some of the deposit. Doesn't hurt to do your research

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    Theres some crazy rent prices around!!

    DH and I pay $265 p/w for a 4 bedroom house and have a half acre backyard. We are a 10 minute walk from a local shopping centre (coles, woolies, big w, etc), there are literally 3 primary schools in a 5 minute driving radius from us and theres a park at the end of our road. We have great neighbours that dont bother us as well. The only downfall would be that we get hoons in the area sometimes.

    We are in the northern subs of Adelaide (20 ish mins from the city)

    Can't complain at all.

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    I pay $185 a week for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house on a property in the country, 50kms from town l. Unfortunately the kids and I are moving back to the Coast as I can't work due to no child care vacancies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I bought before the boom but struggling lately so looked at rental prices. $450 for a small, out of the way property up to $750 for properties closer to the school and shops. That is per week!! My income is less than $500/week! Who can afford rental properties??
    Im in QLD and my question is who can afford to BUY!

    Here in north Brisbane rentals average between $250 (very old or small) to $380 (large and modern). Most people I know pay about $350 per week for 4 bedroom brick with 2 bathrooms and double lockup etc etc. To buy the same here you'd be paying $650 per week mortgage repayments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaime View Post
    Gosh!! Im in Tassie and I pay $350 a week for my mortgage. We brought the house brand new 3 years ago, it's in a dodgy suburb, but great house.
    We were paying $175 a week rent before that, for a nice 2 bedroom villa!!
    I couldnt afford to live in another state!
    Oh yes, I love Tassie! Only been once for a holiday but the houses you can buy for so much cheaper compared to all the other states are beautiful!

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