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    Quote Originally Posted by jussi View Post
    really? our mortgage is 1789 per month, and we have a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 storey house on 14 acres it's in the country though but I love this lifestyle...
    The rent prices where I am are ridiculous (NT). We are moving to another suburb (nicer one) and our rent will be $1040/fn but the house and garden is smaller! The house we are living in is in one of the worst suburbs and is older. I would love to live in the country

    Eta: When we were searching for houses the parameters I put in were maximum $550. The majority of the places that came up were units and most only 2 bedroom.

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    I know it's awful! I'm stuck in a lease on a place I cannot afford! Cannot afford to move, cannot afford to stay! Freaking out!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Holy fu@k balls!! How do you cope??
    It's a struggle

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    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
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    I know it's awful! I'm stuck in a lease on a place I cannot afford! Cannot afford to move, cannot afford to stay! Freaking out!!!!!!!
    Wow 70%! That must be so hard. The cost of living is crazy!

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    It varies depending on how much I work.

    Currently our mortgage is about 70% of DH's wage and whatever I bring in is on top of that. I'm currently casual so some fortnights it'll drop to 25% but others it'll be 50+%. Bit stressful at the moment.

    I think in my mind it isn't so bad as we're not renting and it just feels like an investment as we have no intention of moving prior to retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jussi View Post
    really? our mortgage is 1789 per month, and we have a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 storey house on 14 acres it's in the country though but I love this lifestyle...
    That's one reason I want to move out of the city - that's our fortnightly mortgage on a tiny block

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    1/3 of my wage goes on rent. Currently DF is in between jobs so isn't receiving benefits nor a regular wage so it is a bit of a struggle at the moment-especially with a wedding coming up :/

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    29% of our double income, this is for two mortgages though. Unfortunately means I cant be on maternity leave as long as I'd like but we should reap the rewards within the next 3 years


 

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