Hi everyone, I hope everyone is keeping safe during these challenging times. I've recently discovered this forum and have decided to ask for some advice about where I should purchase my first property. I have been given a lot of conflicting recommendations about suburbs in North West Sydney, which has left me very confused. For some context, here are some of the considerations that I am making: 4 Bedroom House/Town House I'll be happy with a relatively small land size ~ 300sqm My price range is around the $750k mark (although I may be able to stretch to $800k). I'm looking at the Colebee / Marsden Park (Elara) suburbs as well as surrounding areas. I work in the CBD (Town Hall) I may consider moving overseas for work in around 5 years. If I do move, I will be selling the property. Basically, I was initially looking for H&L packages in Colebee as they are within my budget and most importantly, I have heard a lot of good things about Colebee (more specifically around the significant growth rate). Given point 6 above, I'm looking for suburbs with a very good growth rate so that I can get some benefit after selling it quickly. However, I heard from people, that in some cases, the builders may take 2 years to build the property. This has really turned me away from considering the H&L packages and I've decided to buy a completed home. Unfortunately, completed homes in Colebee are very expensive, leaving Marsden Park (Elara) a possible alternative. Here are some of my questions: How does the growth rate of Marsden Park (Elara) compare with that of Colebee? Is it worth buying in this area? Are there any other suburbs within NW Sydney that would be better to buy (considering that growth rate is crucial for me)? Are there any suburbs in Sydney (preferably relatively close to the CBD and within my budget) that would be recommended? Sorry for the long post, but I'm hoping someone can give some advice and give better clarity to the whole situation. Thanks in advance!