Yes, totally crazy, I am shocked how much worse than Melbourne it is. Perth also very affordable these days, but I imagine that's because the job market is quite weak here right now
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ok great, thanksjamiesdad wrote: ↑30 Jan 2018, 09:582+ beds < 700 pw across Sydney. Zoom in to around Chatswood (North), Homebush (West), gives you an approx 30min commute (bus / train / ferry)
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Sydney is a totally new experience for us. Some trouble spots have terrible reviews online but I'm thinking there are trouble spots in every city. Anyway, I'm looking for burbs that are safe for foot traffic and public transport. I'm not a snob, but I'm totally risk averse when it comes to the family.
A friend of mine is paying $640 per week for a 3-bedroom house around Denistone - certainly a house beats a unit... specially if it is located in a family area like Denistone.ozrider wrote: ↑30 Jan 2018, 09:31At this stage, I'm setting the budget at max $700 a week for a 2 bed unit. This is an insane amount of money in my opinion, but I can't seem to find anything within 30mins of the city for much less. I'm not interested in a long commute. I'm just trying at this stage to factor in costs of living differences between Perth and Sydney. Right now that's looking like around at least a 30,000 per annum salary difference just to live modestly in Sydney compared to PerthAussie Mark wrote: ↑30 Jan 2018, 09:18Without knowing your rental budget it's difficult to give much advice. Will you have family with you? Because a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment will obviously be more expensive, with 3 affordable bedroom places almost impossible to find close to the CBD. Anything on a train line will be more expensive, because that's what everybody wants (especially the demographic who aren't wedded to owning a car like most Aussies are). Living near the beach will always be more expensive too, unless you go further north to say Narrabeen/Dee Why (but then a long bus ride is your only option) or south to Cronulla. Maroubra may still be reasonably affordable in the eastern suburbs, but again, no train.
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Denistone is a nice area, and CP is spot on with that example. You can get a nice house for $600-$700/week in the Ryde/Denistone areas. If you are close to a train station in that area (Meadowbank/West Ryde/Denistone/Eastwood), you're looking at a 25 minute train trip into the CBD. At the eastern end of the district - Ryde/Gladesville - there are express buses along Victoria Rd to the CBD - roughly 30 minutes (there is a dedicated bus lane during peak hours)
PS. I'm happy to talk about the safely and liveability of specific suburbs too via PM, so as not to offend anyone :-)
I don't think you've offended anyone, I just figured that the back and forth on suburbs might be better done 1:1 rather than in a discussion waiting to break into... full and frank discussions. Happy to give general guidance here.
Looks like Wolli Creek has 2 bedroom units in that range. It's pretty close to the City. My son has lived in that area and though it was pretty good
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