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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Thanks everyone! Yep I forgot to add:-

    - returning to work 3 days a week for 2 months, then will be full-time.
    - we have a courtyard right now that we spend heaps of time in. My eldest already is a lover of the great outdoors.
    If you're going to be working full-time, then you'd probably only use the yard on the weekends? Plenty of other options for getting out and about...
    If it's only going to be short-term, the unit might be a great financial move.

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    House!


    Married to my soul mate, Mummy to one beautiful little girl, wishing for a little boy to complete our family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindye View Post
    If you're going to be working full-time, then you'd probably only use the yard on the weekends? Plenty of other options for getting out and about...
    If it's only going to be short-term, the unit might be a great financial move.
    I agree.

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    House with yard for sure. I have a big house with a decent yard and I'm glad I bought it as I've now got DP moving in soon and with him comes 3 boys every second weekend (plus my DS and DD). Our 5 kids will fit comfortably in my house and DP will pay me 'rent' which takes the load off me a bit.

    If I had bought a small unit I would now be facing moving again so that DP and I can live together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUSSY View Post
    Could you find a townhouse with a small courtyard? This would be cheaper to rent but still have a bit of a yard for the kids? Best of both worlds for you
    Good option, but not practical around here unfortunately. They all seem to be small concrete boxes out back. I'm very fortunate to at least have this.ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1385863701.678467.jpg

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    It's a hard one. On one hand I would say yard for sure, because I love gardening and being outside. However, while your boys are so young and you will be working full time soon, I think savings are probably a bit more important so in a few years when they do want/need the space you can get somewhere with a yard. Living close to a park would be great if you had to get the unit, bike ride to the park to kick a footy etc and no yard maintenance costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUSSY View Post
    Could you find a townhouse with a small courtyard? This would be cheaper to rent but still have a bit of a yard for the kids? Best of both worlds for you
    I was thinking the same thing. A ground floor unit with a small yard would be okay too?

    I wouldn't worry about having a big yard, it just means a lot more maintenance. Your kids will get their fix of outdoor play at day care

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    Personally I would really dislike living in a unit. House/yard for sure! You can always buy a cheap house and renovate or extend down the track if necessary. We are just about to buy a 2x1 but it's on1/2 an acre and it's beautiful- definitely room to extend down the track but for now (with only one child) it will suit us fine. Good luck

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    House with a yard for sure.

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    Aarrgghh....half and half responses!! Ha. Thanks everyone


 

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