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NSW Buying next door to a Cemetary

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 28th Jul, 2015.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    i wAs up at Sandgate a suburb of Newcastle NSW recently only to see a house for sale ( since been sold) that was next door to a Very large Cemetary and the back of the house also facing the Cemetary, the other side was vacant land so your only neighbours are the Cemetary

    If you are at the back of your house in the kitchen washing dishes you can actually see the graves from your kitchen window as the 5 foot paling fence is not high enough.
    I actually peered over the back fence to see a grave facing the house with a young girls picture on it that had been killed in a car accident.

    Another area IP i went to look at was Catherine Hill Bay up near Newcastke but very expensive , there was a house opp the Cemetary . Very eerie as the front drive way was less than a few metres from graves and it was a dead end dirt track so no other houses around.
     
  2. AusMover

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    Hehe :)....

    I wouldn't consider anything with the above locations for IP, PPOR or renting :eek:....

    But you never know, many would not mind it at all. :D
     
  3. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    I've heard that people are just dying to get in there.
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    I have no problems with an old no longer used cemetery so long as it is well maintained. A newer still in use one would be an issue.

    Note that certain cultures such as Buddhists may not lease from you.
     
  5. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I would expect both the rental and sales market would be pretty dead
     
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    At least you won't have noisy neighbours.
     
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  7. Raydar

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    I'd be more concerned about buying in sandgate. The only thing its close to is the highway. No close services, next suburb over for shopping. It's also a very industrial area, I wouldn't see getting quality tenets an easy task for a PM.
     
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  8. Jerry O

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    hahaha.. i see what you did there..
     
  9. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    The market is not sayin
    I agree but .....TheY obviously think they can get more?... Heres the house. $480,000 ,no mention of the Cemetary.. But.. There is 7 car parking spaces ! :D image.jpg
     
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    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    No sweat. However, it is mandatory to issue tenants with zombie apocalypse bugout kits.

    The Y-man
     
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    But.. There is 7 car parking spaces !..

    I don't see a problem,good looking property and you can't be built out,plus the dead can't hurt you only the ones that are living that you have to count your fingers every time you shake their hand..
     
  12. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    The trouble with having a cemetary so close is that they are always plotting against you
     
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    you never know ;)
     
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  14. Raydar

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    Also no mention the 20,000+ cars and trucks driving past your place at all hours in the morning. Sandgate/hexham services Maitland and beyond to newcastle via this one road.

    I think the 7 spaces must be for the 2 boats, 4 holdens used for spare parts and a leftover space for a caravan to house the mother in law.
     
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  15. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I would have grave concerns about purchasing based on this
     
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    You're digging yourself into a deep hole @DaveM
     
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    Woudnt go near it although it is located in the dead centre of newcastle!
     
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    I've heard it's the dead centre of town.
    Sorry, had to join in with the Dad jokes. Hubby loves that one driving past a cemetery.
     
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    Not the place you want to be when the Zombie Apocalypse commences.
     
  20. Darlinghurst Boy

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    I would build a better back fence maybe a 10 foot colorbond so you cant see the graves over your back fence.
    Maybe a problem with louts and hooligans in there on a weekend though.

    As its a very big Cemetary i would hate ti be in ny backyard at night or staring iut the back bedroom window to see lights flashing in the Cemetary over the fence, better to block it out with high fencing and maybe get a big dog.

    Im sure all of us have lost a loved one whether that be Grandma, Mum or Dad so i still have respect for the Cemetary.
    Ironically i was thinking if all my past family were in there it probaly wouldnt bother me .