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  1. Anya

    Anya Active Member

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    GDAY

    I came across this forum in my research and have already had some helpful advice and only just noticed this intro thread...

    My partner and I are in our 30s and live in Wollongong. We are looking to buy our first home. We have narrowed our search to a couple of suburbs and are madly getting educated on this huge decision using podcast/books/web/human advice.

    Currently talking with the broker, hoping to buy before the year is out.

    This forum is terrific! You can easily lose a few hours here.

    Anya
     
  2. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Welcome aboard - I have a 2 year old Anya :)

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  3. Anya

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    Thanks Jamie!
     
  4. Eric Wu

    Eric Wu Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    Welcome to the forum @Anya

    It is hot market in Wollongong ( one of my clients has been searching for more than 3 months). Have you had much luck with your own search?
     
  5. womble66

    womble66 Well-Known Member

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    What are you looking to buy and what suburbs?

    Based on my unsubstantiated observation of recent sales and listings I think it may have stabilised a bit in my area (Horsley) after having a massive last few years but it may still seem the case depending on what you are looking for and what suburbs.
     
  6. Anya

    Anya Active Member

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    @Eric Wu Our search has only just started really. Where are they looking?
     
  7. Anya

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    @womble66 Unanderra, Farmborough H, Cordeaux H & surrounds. How long ago did you buy in Horsley?
     
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    womble66 Well-Known Member

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    Sold up in Farmborough Heights in 2012 to but in Flinders in an attempt to move closer to work (Nowra) but wife found a house at Horsley that she liked so moved here instead. Can nearly see my old house from my new house so not much closer to work :(
     
  10. Anya

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    haha oh dear - well I hope it was still an upgrade :)
     
  11. womble66

    womble66 Well-Known Member

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    lol … yes definitely. From a 3/1/1 ~110m2 on 650m2 to a 4/2/2 ~300m2 on 550m2 and the place has gone up in value by about $300k in 6 years. Best move I have ever done :)