Looking for something ~30mins to sydney CBD on public transport prefer a train, good public schools are the other main important consideration. Mortgage is going to be pretty large so ideally want it to be an investment for the long term as well so was thinking freestanding is better long term? From looking at auctions I've seen current prices $2.5m - freestanding ~500m2, old place that requires some work - lanecove/willoughby/greenwich $2.5m - already renovated freestanding ~500m2, stanmore $2.5m - already renovated semi ~250m2, crows nest/mosman/cremorne $2.0m - semi/terrace ~250m2, inner west (stanmore/enmore,lilyfield) Prefer to spend at bottom of the price range but it doesn't seem to buy much in inner ring Sydney. Any suburbs we should look at? Stock is very tight at the moment, but doesn't look like it will pick up any time soon. House prices are tipped to rise over the year ~10% as interest rates drop so should I be rushing in before we get priced out of the inner ring? But on coronavirus/economic uncertainty means there looks to be a much larger downside.