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Guest SunshineSmile

Hi All,

 

Havent posted on here for quite some time as have been settling in. Long story short we havent settled in and we are considering, actually we are not considering, we ARE moving from Tasmania and onto the mainland (long story for another thread).

 

Dilemma is, work for me is looking like Sydney prob over towards Randwick/Coogee/Bondi direction so we are obviously looking at rentals. Shock, horror at the prices and the system (having read all the threads on here). We could not afford a house in those areas and no agent would consider us anyway... we have 3 dogs.

That is a huge issue and the thought of trying to find somewhere is making me very panicky. We live in a beautiful beachside location here and our dogs have fabulous freedom. But cant base my future entirely on my dogs happiness here. Need to find a good "dog friendly" suburb thats a do-able commute and we will be looking for a private landlord I think, we wouldnt even get a look-in with the agents. They are mostly an unscrupulous breed that I would rather avoid, much better to deal directly with landlord.

 

Any thoughts, help, guidance... wisdom?

 

Thank you all :wink:

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Guest china

Check out gumtree for private rentals :-)

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Guest SunshineSmile

Thanks China for the suggestion.. any other thoughts people?

 

I would really appreciate if someone might suggest the suburbs I should be looking at?

 

Thanks x

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Guest roaminnomore

So sorry you are not getting on where you are. Can't help with any advice just wanted to wish you the best. Keep us posted Leila x

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Hey Ley.. Loving Australia and hasnt been all bad. Just Tasmania is not for us and so we are continuing our adventure to the bright lights of Sydney :) hope all is well for you xxx

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Alls good at this end :biggrin:. Must be someone in Sydney on here - keep plugging and even bug with new threads if you have too. :hug: psst. its nice here, yes there are a few things that take a bit of getting used to but not much. x

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Sounds good Ley! Got used to everything here too ... just not happy in Tasmania, neither is my partner or daughter so have lots of work to do. On the bright side, I've done it all before so it should be easier ! Will keep pestering til I get the answers Im looking for! x

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Good luck to you and I do hope you find somewhere round Sydney. At one stage of my life I lived in Tassie, North West coast. Absolutely stunning to look at but after a time not for me, either, for various reasons which I won't go into. Sydney will be a contrast but the services will be much better It is very, very expensive anywhere round Coogee as you have found because it is fashionable round there. I would check out realestate.com.au for rental prices, just for a guide

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Guest SunshineSmile

Thanks Starlight.

 

Yes, Tasmania is absolutley beautiful, no doubt about it. Place to come on hols, and thats it for me, or perhaps to retire.

 

I have looked at realestate.com and I dont think we can afford Coogee and surrounds but Im interested to know what outer suburbs would be worth looking at that are an easy-ish commute to the Eastern suburbs and hopefully dog friendly areas :wink:

 

Hope someone will show up to help me!

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Being that I essentially a rather nosy person SunshineSmile, whats up with Tasmania? You will certainly find Sydney different!! Whereabouts are you in tasmania?

 

Im interested to know how Tasmania did not meet your expectations cos you must have wanted to move there originally.

 

We did a similar thing in that we went to Melbourne when really all we wanted was to live in a quiet town by the beach! Funnily enough we didnt like Melbourne and I really have no idea why we moved there at all!!!!!

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My son moved to a country town and put an ad in the local newspaper before he moved and ended up with a private rental which is great location, cheap and fully furnished and been in it for about four years now.

 

When we were building this house we got a private landlord and rented and I agree its the way to go.

 

Not sure about Sydney, have lived there but on the north shore and did not venture further than Bronte on the south side, my parents rented at Summer Hill for a while which is fairly close and it was not a bad suburb easy train oldish properties etc.

 

Good luck


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:ssign15:taking no prisoners :wink:

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Hi SS, just wondering if you have posted your query to the NSW forum? You may get some knowledgeable local advice there. I was wondering how you were going here. I imagine you have been impacted by the appalling political shenanigans with the Health Department.

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Hi SunshineSmile,

 

Have you got an approximate budget for accommodation worked out? It will help target your search and others suggest possibilities.


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Being that I essentially a rather nosy person SunshineSmile, whats up with Tasmania? You will certainly find Sydney different!! Whereabouts are you in tasmania?

 

Im interested to know how Tasmania did not meet your expectations cos you must have wanted to move there originally.

 

We did a similar thing in that we went to Melbourne when really all we wanted was to live in a quiet town by the beach! Funnily enough we didnt like Melbourne and I really have no idea why we moved there at all!!!!!

 

Hi Blobby.. Nothing up with Tasmania, its a beautiful place. Horses for courses and all that, but for us its too quiet and we would like warmer climates. I originally came to Tas because of work, the job I took here was initially exactly what I wanted. There have been some extreme cuts in nursing and health care here, even though my job is secure my ward had been "closed" and we have amalgamated into another unit. I wont go into it but I have faced alot of resentment and I am working in a role that I did not choose, nor enjoy. Life is too short to be unhappy for what is essentially the longest part of your week! I am a specialist nurse and have been given no choice but to work in an area I do not wish to work in.

I didnt have any expectations of Tasmania, it was a starting point for us and in lots of ways a smooth transition from Ireland. We have had a (sporadically) wonderful time here and I wouldnt change that, we have also made some fabulous friends. However, I could not stay here.

Apart from leaving some great friends, I will be sad to leave behind the fabulous beachside house we are renting (literally, on the beach and we can hear the crashing of waves lying in bed at night) it has been amazing. It has made me realise that whenever we "settle down" it will be beside the ocean. Just fabulous :yes: so I reckon if you wanted to live in a quiet place by the beach come over to Tassie and live at Seven Mile Beach, it will certainly always have a place in my heart.

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Weren't you looking at Qld long before you settled on Tazzy? Sorry it hasn't worked out for you, I'd swap at the drop of a hat but the missus doesn't like the cold there.

 

Hi John, Yes our original choice was Brisbane and I havent completely ruled it out. However jobs within Queensland Health are quite hard to secure (not that that would stop me lol) We went to the Gold Coast for a holiday earlier this year and absolutely loved it. Jobs are more plentiful in the more rural towns etc, however my daughter has said no to rural, (we have already tried it) and Sydney has the greater vote in the house right now :rolleyes: we have been there several times and loved it.

And Im sorry to say I agree with your missus :cute:

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My son moved to a country town and put an ad in the local newspaper before he moved and ended up with a private rental which is great location, cheap and fully furnished and been in it for about four years now.

 

When we were building this house we got a private landlord and rented and I agree its the way to go.

 

Not sure about Sydney, have lived there but on the north shore and did not venture further than Bronte on the south side, my parents rented at Summer Hill for a while which is fairly close and it was not a bad suburb easy train oldish properties etc.

 

Good luck

 

Thank you Petals, thats encouraging to hear. The more I look at it the more Im thinking private rental will be the way to go.

 

:wink: x

Will have a look at Summer Hill

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Hi SS, just wondering if you have posted your query to the NSW forum? You may get some knowledgeable local advice there. I was wondering how you were going here. I imagine you have been impacted by appalling political shenanigans with the Health Department.

 

Hi Skani, pity about the rain today huh? after all the beautiful sunshine this week too!

Think thats a good idea, I will post the question also on the NSW thread.

I have been very affected by the recent political carry-on, in more ways than one. Lots of nurses have been let go and me as an "outsider" I have been kept. Lots of (quite rightly) resentment towards me and I dont want to say anymore, other than I need to leave. We have enjoyed our time here in Tasmania, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. But its not for us.

Onwards.

 

:biggrin: x

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Hi SunshineSmile,

 

Have you got an approximate budget for accommodation worked out? It will help target your search and others suggest possibilities.

 

Not really! Cant say at the moment as there will be some financial changes in terms of wages when we move. What Im really looking for is suggestions of areas and I can look to see which looks right for us.

 

Thanks Fleabo :wink:

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Reading your second post Summer Hill may be too urban for you and not near the beach. Bronte is a nice suburb and I always liked the beach there.

 

What you need is what we have semi rural close to the action, not sure how far out you go in Sydney for that but expect its about the same as us here 70km from Melbourne CBD 50 as the crow flies as the agents like to say but who is a crow.


Petals

:ssign15:taking no prisoners :wink:

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Not really! Cant say at the moment as there will be some financial changes in terms of wages when we move. What Im really looking for is suggestions of areas and I can look to see which looks right for us.

 

Thanks Fleabo :wink:

 

Can I suggest somewhere North of Chatswood, or South of the St Georges river? Look at the railmap

 

http://www.cityrail.info/stations/network_map

 

as you will want to focus on suburbs close to transport links.

 

If you think that you may end up at the Prince of Wales there is an express bus from central that will get you close by.

 

Working in the eastern suburbs is tricky if you want to live somewhere with reasonable cost of living (accommodation). We live in Wahroonga (north shore) and I work in the eastern burbs - it is a good 1hr 15min commute each way. Many of my colleagues with families live in the 'shire/Cronulla area.

 

I hope some of this helps!


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Reading your second post Summer Hill may be too urban for you and not near the beach. Bronte is a nice suburb and I always liked the beach there.

 

What you need is what we have semi rural close to the action, not sure how far out you go in Sydney for that but expect its about the same as us here 70km from Melbourne CBD 50 as the crow flies as the agents like to say but who is a crow.

 

Thanks Petals, Thinking 70k is still too far out. Wherever we settle eventually will be by the beach but I accept that its unlikely to be achieved on this particular move. Urban is what we want but with a big garden :twitcy: Dont want much do I.

Going to look at Summer Hill and Bronte too. Never got the crow fly thing either :nah:

x

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Can I suggest somewhere North of Chatswood, or South of the St Georges river? Look at the railmap

 

http://www.cityrail.info/stations/network_map

 

as you will want to focus on suburbs close to transport links.

 

If you think that you may end up at the Prince of Wales there is an express bus from central that will get you close by.

 

Working in the eastern suburbs is tricky if you want to live somewhere with reasonable cost of living (accommodation). We live in Wahroonga (north shore) and I work in the eastern burbs - it is a good 1hr 15min commute each way. Many of my colleagues with families live in the 'shire/Cronulla area.

 

I hope some of this helps!

 

Oh Thank you Fleabo, that is extremely helpful! Definately would like to avoid the 1hr 15min commute so North Shore is out for me then. Suburbs close to transport.. yes, will start with that link. When you say central, do you mean CBD?

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Oh Thank you Fleabo, that is extremely helpful! Definately would like to avoid the 1hr 15min commute so North Shore is out for me then. Suburbs close to transport.. yes, will start with that link. When you say central, do you mean CBD?

 

Apologies - I mean Central station rather than the CBD.

 

BTW -sorry it hasn't worked out for you in Tassie.

 

Cheers.


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