We pay $270 for a nice big 3br house with a huge yard in a really nice area. Within walking distance to everything . Incomes in tas are a lot lower then the mainland though.
We are in the process or buying a house up the road
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09-07-2012 06:31 #51
09-07-2012 06:51 #52
Glad this came up I will tell you what I saw on Saturday.
I went to help a friend look for a house to rent.
It was $415 a week (dropped from 450 a week)
It was in a sh.it area of sydney.
The house was horrendous, it was supposed to be a 3 bedroom house but it was the size of a 2 bedroom unit, there was no yard at all, NONE. The owners had put a fence in the back so they could build a granny flat so bascially you opened the back door and half a meter in front of you was a fence!
But here is the best bit The back room was leaking gas really really bad and when I asked the agent about it she said "oh yea I know someone will come to fix it" umm wtf the whole place stunk of gas any minute it could have gone up in flames.
And that my friends is renting in Sydney for 415 a week!!! a freaking joke!!
09-07-2012 06:52 #53
We pay well over $1000 per week in Sydney! We still live 18kms from the city!!!! We are going to move soon but want to go closer to the city. Our house is quite big so we are happy to downsize but going closer to the city increases the rent so I don't think we will get much cheaper! Rents in Sydney are crazy, but then, so are house prices!
09-07-2012 06:56 #54
We pay $500 a week for a pretty big house. It's new and modern, 4 beds, huge study/guest room. And 2 living areas. It's just over an hour from Melbourne in an awesome town. Love it.
We are 3 blocks from the beach and our street is absolutely fabulous.
It's worth about $650 on the rental market but we rent from friends so we are VERY lucky.
09-07-2012 06:58 #55
I still get max FTB, no Rent Assistance, but no change in FTB. Maximum rate as a single parent.
09-07-2012 07:01 #56
Even with Rent Assistance, $500/week would leave me with less than $50 for food, transport, school, bills, medical, it really is aimed at couples not singles.
09-07-2012 07:02 #57
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!
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09-07-2012 07:11 #58
My old place was $600 a week - mates rates - in a nice area of Sydney BUT:
1) it leaked when it rained (ruined my nintendo 64 )
2) there was black mould all over the ceiling
3) the oven didn't work and the kitchen was about the size of my new linen cupboard
Sydney rent is a joke.
09-07-2012 07:14 #59
09-07-2012 07:18 #60
We are in coastal regional NSW and pay $370 per week for a 4 bdrm older style house.
It's kind of charming in it's own way, but it has no air con, original kitchen and bathroom (totally worthy of renovation), and no mod cons like a dishwasher. And floral curtains! It's in a fantastically quiet street though and has a beaut big backyard with a hills hoist.
We've always rented near-new properties so it's a big change. Our last rental was a brand new 4 bdrm house for $385 per week - great house but feral area with no police presence. After that little experience I'd take a lesser house in a better area over a nice house feral area any day!
Any freestanding house that is nice or new-ish in our area will be over $400 p/w and if we go over $400 it's just going to get harder to scrape up a house deposit.
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