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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by Ariyahn2011, 2nd May, 2016.

  1. Ariyahn2011

    Ariyahn2011 Member

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    G'day guys,

    I am trying to find areas where my family will be happy. Not sure if my budget it too less. I have lived in suburbs for most of life however after visiting Emerald/Lysterfield it would be great to 'get away' and live in that rural setting with my family (1 son/3dogs).
    I am trying to find a place for 300K which is semi rural at a reasonable distance to Melbourne should one of us need to commute for work. My wife is a dog trainer and works in Essendon part time. Currently, after a quick look online, I could not find anything for 300K. Does anybody have any leads or any ideas? Thanks in advance .


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  2. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    As lovely as Emerald and Lysterfield are, they're a long way from Essendon, especially in peak hour traffic. That kind of commute would drive me nuts.

    I'd be looking in the outter north although this isn't really the 'bush' setting of the outter East. Anything from the outter suburbs is going to be a decent commute, but try to avoid crossing the CBD.

    If your budget is around $300k, it's extremely difficult to find a decent sized property anywhere around Melbourne that would be suitable for 3 dogs.
     
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  3. Ariyahn2011

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    Thanks Peter. That's a shame. We won't mind driving for 1 hour. Eventually, we won't need to commute to Melbourne as our businesses grow (Dog trainer). We currently rent in Rowville. This is also beautiful area in my mind. However, it is extremely expensive. I don't nessesarily need the 'bushy' feel although nice, open land and space is fine too :).

    Thanks for the response Peter.
     
  4. Otie

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    I'm not sure how the commute to Essendon would be in traffic, but Wallan seems semi rural and seems nice. I've only driven out there for work a couple of times but there seemed to be cheap land billboards there if you wanted to build.
     
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    Thanks Ottie, I'll have a look.
     
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    Riddells Creek and Lancefield are nice.
     
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    Or if you want to really go a bit rural you could try diggers rest- that direction is much prettier and definitely country. The ad on the radio says the train is only a 30 min ride to the CBD- not sure if that is correct though
     
  8. JacM

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    Hi @Ariyahn2011

    As @Peter_Tersteeg has pointed out, remaining east would mean a hell commute to Essendon. North or North West would be better.

    Put simply, to be within circa 45mins of Essendon, I think you'll find that to get a house and be in a country setting, $300k will not be enough. To get a house in such an area, you'd need to be able to stretch to $350k.

    What about Gisborne? Bang on 31mins to Essendon according to Google. You won't be getting a whopping big back yard, but you'd be in a place with a country feel to it.
     
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    Wallan? Well within the 300k budget and close to highway
     
  11. Ariyahn2011

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    Struth, thanks for the ideas guys.

    Legends.

    I will have a look.

    Thanks so much.
     
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    Id be very surprised if wallan is what your lookong for, been mentioned by a couple of people. Doubt they have been there though.

    if your running your own business do you really have to commute anywhere? What sort of people pay for dog training? Where do you need to be to get access to your market?

    Some areas which are usually a bit cheaper are cockatoo, monbulk
    other than that you either have to up the budget or go further out

    Millgrove, warburton, loch, nyora, poowong, pioneer bay,
    You could get a house under 300 on phillip island but you wouldnt be commuting anywhere
    Other cheap areas - crib point (rough area), cannons creek, blind bight, wArneet - weird areas
    Baxter maybe worth a look

    or up north lancefield, kyneton, romsey - theres a risk of yhese areas becoming housing estates though
     
  13. JamesP

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    In Beaconsfield Upper everyone has a dog. That's how it is on acreage. In Gembrook there is a larger amount of pets than usual. Could be a good market.

    But Macedon is probably the nearest unconcreted canyon to Essendon.
     
  14. albanga

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    My dad lives in Gisborne which is beautiful and has a very country town feel although he argues it's getting a bit commercial these days.

    I live in Niddrie so have done the exact commute a few times which takes me around 30 odd minutes. Nice drive and maccas on the way for a drive through skinny cap with 1.

    Not sure what you could buy there though with a 300k budget??