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Hello everyone, 

We moved here last month on 190 visa. My wife and I (in our forties) and 2 kids 6 and 4 yo.

So far we are staying in a hotel. Searching for a house to rent, school, car, job ... the usual 😁

I am going through the posts. Great forum by the way. 

Thank you for doing this

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Hello and welcome :)

Hopefully the hotel isn't costing too much and you can find a longer term rental pretty quick. 

What areas are you interested in? Budget? Work?

 

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Thank you Shifter

Hotel costs during Christmas and New Year are more than too much.

I am looking for a 3 bedroom house I  eastern suburbs. Budget 500 max pw

I have a master degree in Biochemistry, with 16 years experience in manufacturing pharmaceuticals for oncology.

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Not sure what you'll find for $500 pw in the eastern suburbs. Depends as to whats on the market and the demand. Some may not be the greatest houses in terms of decor and so on. Or may be small new builds squished 3 or 4 on a block where one house once stood. May well be light on air con and heating in older houses too which can often be needed depending on the time of year. You probably will find something though. You may need/want to look at suburbs slightly further out also, a little south east or north east perhaps. Eastern suburbs like Norwood and Kensington are in demand and property is a bit pricy round there. If you plan to stay long term and hope to buy consider also if you can afford to buy in those sorts of suburbs or if you would be looking further afield. 

With regard to your line of work, I'd be inclined to see where those companies are based and it may be worth considering a house in areas closer to those if they are suitable. Living in the east if they are all north or west would be a pain commute wise possibly. I have no idea about employment in the field. In general the time over the school summer holidays is a quiet one on the job front but if you are checking listings and so on you'll see whats available I am sure. 

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Thank you snifter.

A quick update;

House is sorted out, I am a resident of Campbelltown now. I got a small car too.

Now the search is shifted to find an internet service provider without the 24 months contact. And a house insurance.

 

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Hi for the broadband we went with Optus. 

We are not locked in to any contract and pay $60pm for unlimited broadband. 

There is a minimum amount of money you need to spend but it only works out around paying for 10 months. 

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I can recommend Woolworths for house insurance.  They were cheap for us and when we made a claim for being flooded with sewage they were excellent.  Avoid the Commonwealth Bank like the plague.  At the time of our claim we were with Woolworths for buildings and Commonwealth for contents.  Commonwealth were awful.  At first they tried to tell us we weren't covered for the flood (we were) then they took forever to do anything without being chased several times. 

 

For Internet if you can't get an ADSL connection (they are rare as hen's teeth where we are in Rostrevor but you might be on a different exchange) have a look at Nuskope or Uniti.

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