I'm Courtney, I have a 7 (turning 8) yr old daughter named Bindi and a 12yr old step son, Lach. I moved this year from one side of Brisbane to the other to live with my fiance and his son, it was only meant to be temporary as they only have a 2 bedroom unit.
As you can imagine it's quite small so we are trying to move before Christmas. The only problem is, because this suburb (where the kids go to school) is so close to the city the 3 bedroom houses in our price range are much smaller than say 15-30 mins out. We actually looked at a cheaper, bigger house that actually seemed quite perfect, however it's a good 16-20 min drive to school without traffic and 30-45 min drive with.
My daughter only just started her new school this year because of the initial move and I couldn't get her to change and start over again. I just can't do that to her.
Sorry for the long post but I'm just wanting some opinions/experience from anyone who is interested. It would be greatly appreciated.
Do we stay around school suburb in a smaller house or suck it up, take on the long commute and get that perfect house?