Just for info.... and to give a price guide.
We have found rental properties to be more expensive than we originally hoped for, especially 4-bedroom properties west of the city near the beach. We found lots of the "cheaper" rentals to be poor in their decor/finish in comparison to the home we had left in the UK. Competition for rentals is very high.....
We wanted to have a similar lifestyle to that we had in the UK, in that we wanted the kids to have their own rooms and 2 living rooms.
We have just moved into a 6 month old rental on the new "promenade" estate in Underdale.
Its a 2 story, 4 bedroom property, with double garage and upstairs rumpus room.
Whilst there is only a small back-yard (and no pool), we side-on to a large school oval, which means lots of space for the kids to play, and this also leads on the Linear Park for cycle rides.
The location is 10 mins West of the City, off Henley Beach road, and is 15 mins further to Henley Beach. This area is excellent for public transport, as a bus runs every 15 mins along Henley Beach road. Kids use this to get to high-school, and I use it to get to work.
We pay $500 per week for this property.
Hay guys great posts in here!!
Alot of useful information!!
Question though- - Is $55k a year a good wage?
And does anybody mind butting up there incomings/outgoings per month??
im just not sure if we can do this anymore!!
Originally Posted by jessica berry
have you got the rest of this article??
Yes, I have.
Originally Posted by mornachew
dont know if its true, but seem to of seen something saying no stamp duty after july 2009? is this correct
Originally Posted by Jessica Berry
Ok cool jsut askin!!
I was just going to put 'yes' but then when I tried to post it, it said it had to be at least 10 characters, so could only think to add 'I have' on the end!
Originally Posted by mornachew
I was thinking of putting the whole list on as a new thread but it is quite big and I wasn't sure if it would start a whole debate about people saying it isn't accurate etc.
For the suburb we live in, I would say the figure was pretty accurate.
Hi everyone, just to thank you all for your fantastic stories and advice which only goes to to prove that everybody's experience is different. I'm going off now to find out about work for chippies out there so if anybody knows anything, i'm now on the jobs/careers forum!! can't get rid of me now!!
Don't underestimate the 'weather' aspect. If you have kids, that's halved your entertainment budget right there. Once the weather is crap in the UK, it's going to involve cars and entrance fees. No such problems here with beaches and the botanical gardens. In addition, I have friends around and we will sit in the garden with a few beers and there again we save a fortune on going out. Then there are the times you'll walk to the shops rather than drive, the cricket is great to watch, free to get in on certain games and you can sit with a picnic. Public transport is cheap and a day ticket will get you on the tram, trains and buses rather than paying for each individually on the UK.
Originally Posted by 0125dannydanny
TV is garbage here, so why go to the expense of Foxtel, especially when there are things to do outside....
There are cheap n cheerful flights around Oz just as in Europe, so I can get to Melbourne for a weekend for $75+ etc etc etc...
All depends what you're after....
Just got a job paying $42k, but I get to 'salary sacrifice' ie I can nominate some of that to go into a tax free account and pay my rent out of that etc etc...will add a few more Ks. I'm not here to save money for this 2 years, as long as I can get by and watch the sunset with friends and a few beers I'm happy.