Hey all, I'm planning to purchase an off the plan property in WL Victoria. I'm a first home buyer. It is a townhome (3 – 3 – 1) on a block of 180sq.m. It's costing me $575k turnkey. 10 min walk from train station. Parkland facing own private street with 6 other townhomes. I'm going to sign a contract on the land on the 1st of Feb (building contract to follow next). I have 9 days to think. I think I'm a bit nervous this being my first property. I have always rented in South East side of the city for last few years but it is time to wear the grown up pants and purchase. I'm thinking of WL because of bigger space and I believe more capital gains than say, a new apartment in Hawthorn (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm just looking for some guidance and your personal experience on what you think of life in WL in terms of safety, lifestyle and CG. Is it safe to live in a townhome there? Are the trains to and fro the CBD crowded in morning and evening times? Do you find parking in the morning outside the station or is it a struggle? Lastly, do you think it's a good deal to buy in that suburb based on capital gain? Another option is buying an apartment in Hawthorn East in that range. Would you say that has better prospects? I'm getting a new one about 70sq.m in total inc balcony, 1 bedroom + 1 flexi room, 2 bathroom, 1 car space. I'm very new to all this and don't want to get this wrong. Really appreciate your help! TIA! B.