I live in the Bowen basin area in central Queensland which is where over the last 6 years has been hit with a mining boom. 6 years ago I rented a fully furnished 2 bedroom flat for $95 p/w now today same flat going for $380 p/w unfurnished. I'm glad I bought property when I did it's a 100 yr old property that is looking it's age 30 minutes out of town in a tired little country area and my repayments are just under $500 p/w the funny thing is I got a rent appraisal done as a laugh and was quoted $480 p/w but if I were to rent it out I would be stuck paying for rent minimum $550 in an old house just like mine in town. My partner works away from home at a mine for a contracting company so she doesn't get any awesome mine benefits, it's hard to not see her so often but if we moved to the town she works at we would be paying just over $850 p/w for a old nothing fantastic house with an old kitchen set up.
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09-07-2012 07:32 #61Senior Member
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09-07-2012 07:34 #62
We pay $150 p/wk for a tiny 2 bedroom granny flat. We have our own backyard and don't pay electricity, water or anything like that. We pay the Internet bill every 2nd month.
We've got it pretty good but we are going to have to move after the baby comes and I have no idea how/where we will go.
09-07-2012 07:42 #63
DD pays 980 a month for a run down room, with a shared bathroom and kitchen where she leaves the room ro grab the recipe or run to the loo not only is her food throw out but all her cooking equipment is too.
09-07-2012 07:47 #64Senior Member
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I live in northern tassie and pay $250 for an average 3bed house. I'd give anything for a 4bed but that would put my rent up to around $350. The area leaves a lot to be desired but I live in the quietest part of the suburb and am the only tenant in my culdesac. Would love to have a bath for the kids and a new kitchen but am happy to trade that for great landlord that lives in NT and doesn't plan on returning to live in the house. My rent has not gone up either since we moved in and have been there 3 years this coming oct. Will sign another lease as can't afford to move but not sure if it will be 1 or 2 years it's entirely up to me.
Would love my own home but has become very apparent over the last couple of years that unless I win lotto it isn't going to happen for me.
My sister and I often talk about moving our families away together but the cost of rent in QLD is huge and although her partner is a great chef and would have no trouble getting a job and we got jobs it would still not see us in a better position just hundreds of kms from the rest of our families!!
09-07-2012 07:53 #65
We pay 300 a week for a cosy 3 bdrm cottage on 10 acres in a quiet little town. It's small but has a new bathroom & kitchen, fireplace & aircon & new timber floors, we also love the peace & quiet out here. We are also only 10 mins drive to town which is great
09-07-2012 08:08 #66
We were paying $1100 a week for a 3 bed, 1-1/2 bathroom townhouse with an unfenced yard. Definitely depends on where you are, that's for sure.
09-07-2012 08:13 #67
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09-07-2012 08:33 #69Senior Member
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We pay more rent than a few of our friends pay on their mortgages, and by a fair bit too. Our house is nothing special, we're just being ripped off by cheap landlords who never fix anything.
Looking to buy within the next year.
09-07-2012 08:38 #70
In my town the average rent you will pay for a run down 1 bedroom unit with no yard is $300-$350. Unless you are working in the mines up here, i really dont know how people save for house deposits after paying rent.... i know i wont ever be able too
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