Rent prices are all kinds of messed up. We pay 340pw for a very old 3bdr house about 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD... I dont think its worth that much, and I have seen places that are really nothin special even further out in pretty crappy suburbs for even more. We're in a sh!tty situation ATM too - DH now earns enough that we *could* pay mortgage repayments for a nice house in the same suburb, but it'll be at least 5-6 years before we can save enough money for a deposit. OR we could continue renting for the rest of our lives but live closer to the city.
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08-07-2012 22:34 #41
08-07-2012 22:37 #42
We have a 2br house in Melbourne suburb and it costs us $260 each week. Would cost us a lot more to buy but when we can afford to we would still prefer to get our own.
08-07-2012 22:37 #43
Our big 2bedder is $300p/w, we were doing the figures tonight and should we decide to move or need to we definately couldn't go over $350p/w. We could afford up to $400 but it's just not worth that risk. So we might be staying here for a while longer as it seems the market is around $450-500p/w here. To me thats almost a mortgage!
08-07-2012 22:43 #44Senior Member
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I have just moved into a small 2bdr unit in Sydney for $400/week. That's what they start at, and go waaaay way up from there.
2 hours away, my 3bdr lovely house is getting $280/week. But it's in a hellhole, so I would never live there (again).
08-07-2012 23:15 #45
i was looking for my SIL who is a single mum, could not get one single thing under $400 a week where we are. And thats for a tiny 2 bedroom townhouse way out. Rent is crazy in some areas
08-07-2012 23:28 #46
We've just had a rent increase from $380 to $430 per week that's for a 4x2 open plan living 1 yr old house an hour from the city, 25 min from the beach a stone throw to a main fwy. Our closest major Shopping center is 20min away. Airport (hubby fifos) is an hour away as well.
We have small shopping center and a nice public primary school and they are building a high school up the road. We like the area and plan on building here just ****y that we are basically paying the price of a mortgage for someone else's home. Not long and we will have enough for a deposit though!
I guess we are lucky to get rent assistance though and a bit more FTB than those that own.
08-07-2012 23:35 #47-
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I pay 190 p/w on a 3 b/r , large block.
Average rent for a house like this now between 225-275 p/w
Nearest supermarket is woolies, about 10 minutes drive away.
Nearest beach - 4 hours
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08-07-2012 23:55 #48
We pay $200 a week for 3 bed, 1 bathroom, huge fully fenced backyard. My friend owns it and is renting it to us super cheap. Most houses in our area that are the same are at least $380 a week
If she didn't rent it to me then I would still be living with my old housemates and have no room to myself and no privacy. Then DP moved in with me here so it made the rent even cheaper as its now split :-)
09-07-2012 06:10 #49wishes she was a glow worm. A glow worm's never glum, 'cos how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out of your bum?
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We pay 290 for a small 3 bed. I agree must be where you live
09-07-2012 06:19 #50
I'm looking at $340 or more foro a 2 bedroom unit near Ryde area Sydney
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