Sydney rent p/w?
Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:14 AM
Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:29 PM
we live in the inner west, and pay $650 wk for a 4 bed house, and that is good for what we have!
if you are willing to have a small ,rundown house, you may get one for less.
our friends live in marrickville and have a nice 2 bed house for $440 wk
best to do a search on domain.com.au to see whats available in their price range ,to their taste....
what one person is happy to live in ,another may turn their nose up at, so it is up to their choice really.
just make them aware that if they are going for an older house, make sure the paint work is in good condition,and not peeling, or they and the dog could end up with lead contamination....
Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:03 PM
north of the University, 60 min train ride from downtown Sydney. She said the place is cute, it is attached to a larger house and it is just the right size for them and the dog - not too small, but not so big that they have to spend money on furniture to fill it up. Also it is $250/week, which is the least expensive price they could hope to pay anywhere. AND they are allowing Felix, their dog. They will walk him because basically no yard, but they and the dog are used to that.
She also told me this about how rent works, which is much different from U.S.
"The funny thing is how they calculate rent here. So I had been thinking, $250/week = $1,000/month. Right? Wrong. Because there aren't actually 4 weeks in a month, there are 4.33 weeks in a month. So, here's how they calculate your monthly rent: they multiply the weekly rent by 52, and then they divide it by 12. So we actually owe about $1,080/month. And even though they advertise by the week, they have you pay by the month. Wierd."
The other couple that they were considering sharing a house with also found a place. They decided to take an apartment in the hipper part of town (closer to the City) and they are paying $385 a week in rent for a considerably smaller apartment.
She asked me to thank the forum for their ideas on where to look.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:17 PM
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