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How do you or did you decided where to live and your forever home was going to be. We are really not happy with the area

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How do you or did you decided where to live and your forever home was going to be. We are really not happy with the area we are in tried a lot of different areas and still haven’t found our perfect


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1 year ago
You will never find perfect. Write a list of what you want in the house and a separate one for the location. Prioritise the lists. A place that meets the criteria for the top 5 or so on each list is ideal. For us criteria we considered for house 3 bedrooms , certain price point, off street parking, yard for kids, separate toilet. Wishlist ensuite, garage, large yard. For location public transportation access, community facilities euch as local pool, library, medical etc. Wishlist walk to beach.

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1 year ago
Nothing is perfect, might need to scale back your expectations.

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1 year ago
I guess I am not looking for perfect just looking for a area that is a mix of beach/rural or beach/country can’t seem to find anything like we are looking for

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1 year ago
What state and what specifically are you looking for?

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1 year ago
I feel this way too! If it wasnt for Covid id move to the UK.

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1 year ago
Thanks either in Sydney or Gold Coast

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1 year ago
Mudgeeraba , Tallebudgera valley, Currumbin valley, bonogin, spring wood.

We live on acreage and drive ten minutes to the beach.
Our house is almost off grid (tank water only, no rubbish service, connected to power but full solar. No NBN but have phone service) we have a mini farm on 5 acres and we can get to the beach in 13 minutes lol
We have ocean and valley views.

I think you posted before it really sounds like Gold Coast hinterland is what you are looking for. You can still find this for under a million. House on our street just sold for 810k

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1 year ago
We love the area that we rent in but would have to consider a different area if we are ever able to buy as it is too expensive to buy here.

We considered distance to work, size and reputation of the school and amount of stuff nearby to do. We also checked out crime maps to check amount of break ins etc in the area we rent in.

A benefit to renting is our last area went downhill fast with lots of crime and we were able to relocate without drama at the end of the lease. We hated the last area we lived in.

Honestly if ever we were to buy if would only come down to what we could afford as our entry price would be very low so our options would be limited.

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1 year ago
Well we got the best place we could afford near to where our jobs are. Our house is pretty outdated in style but its in a really nice area so we can fix the style later on.

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1 year ago
Have you considered for primary school having two places ? During summer near the beach and during winter near the country/snow?

You don’t have to own just rent - Make sure you are in a zoned school area in the city and advise the principal they have to keep you in the school.
Also, primary school doesn’t matter.

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1 year ago
Thanks it has been considered but we are ready to plant firm roots and buy we have rented for the last 7 years and we are over it