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Sydney Property Market: Five Affordable Suburbs To Rent

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Sydney is easily one of the priciest Australian cities for renters and buyers alike, yet its natural beauty means that many will forgive its pricey property market.

With a glistening harbour, world-renowned architecture, and a beach culture like no other, it’s no wonder there is such high demand to live in this bustling city.

Like so many others across Australia, you may be looking to make the move to Sydney for a career opportunity or just a change of scenery.

Sydney’s centre, which is well-known for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is filled to the brim with a mix of apartment living and the contrast of mansions skirting the water.

For most, squeezing into one of the small spaces in the CBD is a costly housing option, especially with the median 2-bedroom apartment cost being $900 per week. If you’re looking to relocate interstate to Sydney, then you may want to consider a rental in a suburb just out of the city.

With a robust public transport system combining trains, buses, light rail, and ferries – finding an affordable suburb out of the CBD will in no way hinder your access to the city’s main attractions.

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A Guide To Canberra Restaurants and Cafes in 2017

A Guide To Canberra Restaurants and Cafes in 2017

Well-known for politics, cool weather, and roundabouts, Canberra hasn’t always been seen as the trendiest of Australian cities. To buck this trend, there have been new developments popping up from one corner to the next, and locals have been delighted to witness a much-needed increase in the number of restaurants and cafes in Australia’s Capital.

Given the  political scene, it is no surprise that few people think of Canberra as a foodie hotspot.  However, it has become exactly that.

In recent years Canberra restaurants and cafes have been built to create the kind of buzz that pulls in people from around the country, rather than simply to appease the politicians passing through.

Canberra’s culinary scene is quietly thriving, with something on offer for everyone’s taste buds (and wallet).

Whether you’re looking for a weekend away or a full-fledged interstate relocation to Canberra, we’ve got the guide to have you eating your way through Canberra restaurants and cafes in 2017.

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8 Free and Fun Things to do in Melbourne

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Coming in at the 15th most expensive city in the World, it’s no surprise that you’re searching for some free and fun things to do in Melbourne.   

Affordability aside, you’re about to be swept up by one of Australia’s largest and most multicultural cities. Melbourne is diverse in more than one dimension. It has stunning art, and prides itself on its unique sense of culture which is just one of the many contributing factors to its 7 years running as most liveable city in the world.

But travelling or moving to Melbourne from interstate definitely calls for some smart budgeting, and meticulous planning.

It’s time to get savvy and start preparing your list of free and fun things to do in Melbourne with some help from our below guide.

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Living in Adelaide: What You Need To Know Before You Move

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Are you thinking about living in Adelaide? You may be feeling the pull of more appealing property prices, or maybe you’re just looking for somewhere safe to raise a family.

Adelaide provides more than safety and affordability. It’s a world-class city that is home to over 1.3 million people.

Unlike Australia’s larger cities, you won’t endure overcrowded shopping precincts, footpaths, or extreme road traffic conditions. Continue Reading

Hobart Restaurants and Cafes You Need To Tick Off Your List

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Finding a spot to eat in a new city can sometimes feel like an ordeal, and for the foodies out there the fear of missing out (FOMO) can sometimes be too much.

Where do you start? For those who have just relocated to Tasmania’s capital, we’re here to point you in the right direction of some Hobart restaurants and cafes.

These aren’t your typical dining experiences, and you will be doing yourself a favour if you add at least a few of these to your Tasmanian bucket list. Once you have settled in after your move to Hobart, or even if you’re just visiting, you can start exploring these restaurants and cafes. Continue Reading

The Hippest Brisbane Suburbs To Move To In 2017

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If you imagine the ‘hipster capitals’ of Australia, places like Melbourne’s Fitzroy or Sydney’s Redfern likely come to mind first. But what if we told you there is an unlikely new hipster city making its mark. Get ready to pack and move to Brisbane.

Did you know? Brisbane suburbs are rich with cultural diversity, entertainment, and food, which sees the balmy city of Brisbane fast climbing the ranks as Australia’s most hipster city.

This city may not have been on your radar at first, but you will soon be surprised to learn of a few Brisbane suburbs that really stand out for their colourful individuality and “hipster” vibe.  

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Sand, Surf & Swim: Ultimate Guide To The Best Sydney Beaches

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There are plenty of reasons why Sydney is the best place to relocate to. Sydney offers residents and travellers the best of everything from a grand cityscape to fantastic work opportunities. At first glance, you’ll notice its landscape, beaches, and harbour but once you get more acquainted with the city, you’ll come to see there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

As one of the most sought-after cities, Sydney is famous for some of the world’s most impressive stretches of sand anywhere in the world. Continue Reading

9 Best Restaurants in Perth You Need to Try in 2017

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No matter where or who you are, life will always present you with an occasion to eat out. Be it a casual catch up with friends or a special life event, knowing which restaurants to go to when you are new to the neighbourhood is a sure way to get settled fast. If you are planning a move to Perth, or have already embarked on the journey, it is time to familiarise yourself with the best Perth restaurants and cafes to meet your every need for every occasion and budget. Continue Reading

Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate In Hobart

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With exorbitant rental prices and significant housing price increases in both Melbourne (5.3%) and Sydney (5.3%), it’s no surprise that you may turn to more affordable real estate options in Hobart.

According to Expatistan, housing prices are approximately 40% cheaper in Hobart than in Sydney. What you may consider paying in Sydney for a small 2-bedroom apartment, could be the same cost of a 3-bedroom house with a backyard in Hobart.

If you are yet to make the decision to move interstate, it may be that you’re in the initial stage of sourcing removalists and just thinking about moving to Hobart. Regardless, it’s time to gather as much information on real estate in Hobart as possible.

You’re going to want to know which areas you can get the most bang for your buck, the most family-friendly suburbs, and where to move if you want to be where the ‘hip’ people live.

Whether you’re looking for real estate in Hobart that is close to public transport and schools, cafes and restaurants, or walking distance to shops and the CBD – we’ve got it covered. Continue Reading

20 Things To Do on the Gold Coast (You won’t regret moving here!)

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Are you looking to move to a city that ticks all the boxes? You may be starting to think that a lifestyle of scenic bike paths, shimmering beaches and trendy restaurants simply does not exist all in the one place, but we’re here to tell you, it certainly does exist on the sunny Gold Coast.

It is quite possible you overlooked the Gold Coast when on the hunt for a new home. In the past, the city’s reputation was defined by a loud nightlife and crowded theme parks. If this is your impression of the city, we would not be surprised if you were considering a move to Brisbane instead. However, this is simply not the case. The Gold Coast is home to many breathtaking natural attractions, scenic bike paths and trendy suburban cafes. Whether you are a young single or an established family, there is an enviable lifestyle awaiting in this balmy beach side town.

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Looking past the common tourist attractions, there are plenty of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered on the Gold Coast. If you are planning a move to the Gold Coast, familiarising yourself with these local hot spots will have you feeling settled in no time – and no doubt eager to get out and about. Continue Reading