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Old 09-30-2013, 02:25 PM
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Moving to Sydney

I'll be moving to Sydney with my wife around end of next year.
I need to know which areas should I look for housing ? which areas are in the city center ? is it really expensive than the suburbs?

Is living in suburbs a big disconnection from the city ?

I appreciate if you can also give me a website link to check such informaiton.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:17 PM
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Check realestate.com.au for rentals. Living in the city will definitely be more expensive than the suburbs but you save travel time if you work in the city. Depends a lot on your job location.

Suburbs have good connectivity to the city but the lifestyle in the suburbs will be different from the city. I will advice you to take a temporary accommodation somewhere and get a feel of the city and suburbs yourself. Everyone has his own taste and preferences. Some like to live in city, some prefer suburbs.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:45 AM
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Thank you for the information.

Can I rent an apartment let's say for a short amount of time? 2-3 months? ..
Or the temporary accomodation can only be a hotel?


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Try gumtree or airbnb for short term housing.

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Gumtree will only work if you're in Australia. I went with airbnb.


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keep in mind that in Australian cities it takes a long time to find a house that you both like, and successfully bid on. bidding on houses, especially now with low interest rates, can get very competitive. you might need more than 2-3 months to get a house you really like.

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once you're there though, the best way might well be Gumtree for rentals- & I know people who have managed to secure a rental within a couple of weeks. Several times. It's not impossible but you'll need a fair amount of $$$$$$ upfront for the initial bond.
I can only compare with the UK but pricewise, renting or buying, particularly in Sydney & its suburbs is very expensive. House-sharing is very commonplace for this very reason.

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For short term rentals you might also want to check out Stayz(dot)com(dot)au plus AirBnB(dot)com. Are you looking for a house to buy or rent?

When we moved to Sydney we looked at the train route then decided we only wanted to be a 10-15 walk from a neighbourhood station at most. This worked well for us. Ended up in Wollstonecraft between then train station and Crows Nest which I love. Not that long of a train ride into the city. Our 2 bedroom flat is $650/pw to give you some idea of rents.

I also found SydneyMovingGuide(dot)com to be a helpful site not just for finding an apartment but for other things like packing and shipping, what to pack, what not to pack, etc. There is an expat resource page on that site that has a huge list of resources. You might find that helpful too.

Good luck.

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Thank you everyone for your replies!


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Hello, where do people stay when they first land in oz? We have a limited budget and will need to find jobs and this might take sometime! What are our best options? We've looked hostels - booked up, services apartments - expensive! Any suggestions would be gratefully received

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