A few weeks ago when we were in Melbourne we had decided on an area that we would like to live.
But since then we have done a complete 360 and have decided on something very very different.
We have decided to make a bit of a sacrifice living wise and have chosen to live out North a bit and closer to my parents. We have decided to do this to save some money for a good 6 months so that we can buy another house and still be able to keep our terrace in Sydney.
So out to 'the burbs' we go... Renting a brand new 3 br house for $320 a week!
It seems to be the nicest of the new estates in the area. It's called Laurimar Estate. The house is surrounded by parkland and there is a small 'town centre' with a Woolies, a few small cafes, takeaways etc... and it's all within comfortable walking distance (and walking around my beautiful Balmain I'm plenty used to it!)
It's not exactly where we want to be, but we will be around $2000 a month in front of where we currently are with our expenses and that's a huge saving! And then the tax breaks will add up even more!
Here is Erin and Abi as we were going go to look at the house. Suiting 'the burbs' lifestyle???
Ever made a sacrifice like this? How did it turn out for you?