Tree change or Sea change?

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  1. TAJ

    TAJ Well-Known Member

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    If possible what would you opt for and why?
     
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    Both. Argents Hill NSW does the trick.
    Why....best of both worlds.
     
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    Neither...I like living in a large city.

    I may 'downsize' when I'm older but highly likely to be in the same suburb or close (and within 15 mins to the city and beach :D).
     
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    Tree change will do me with a well supplied mountain stream. I rarely bother with the beach <20 minutes drive, 2km to the river and bushland all nearby - I prefer the latter.
     
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    Nice! About 20-25 minute drive down to Nambucca?
     
  6. TAJ

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    I have always been concerned with the bushfire factor in regard to a tree change.
     
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    More like a city change. Wound love to move to Tel Aviv. Then a skip and a hop away from Europe as my playground.
     
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    Is that on the outskirts of Bankstown?
     
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    It's actually on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, but I get what you mean.
     
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    Guess which one ...

    We bought a waterfront on port Stephens just over seven years ago , in a quiet little village called north arm cove which is surrounded by bush , so almost best of both worlds . There are acerage blocks close to where we are so if you wanted that you could effectively do both .

    Eg
    Lot 31 Gooreengi Rd, North Arm Cove, NSW 2324

    bottom line is it depends on what you like doing . I like being on boats , fishing , windsurfing , sitting down and looking at the water , so when we bought I knew exactly what I wanted . If you don’t know , spend some time going and Airbnb’ ing in a few places .

    most people get the decision wrong and end up selling after a few years . I don’t ever expect to sell “ the cove “ . We still live in sydney but would go up on average every second weekend even seven years after buying . We are looking at doing some Airbnb , but that is more to get money to do some OS holidays .

    Cliff
     
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    25mins to Shelley Bch, 30min to Scotts Head/Grassy Beaches.
    Perfect!
    We are surrounded by grazed paddocks pretty safe from fires. They would get fairly close to the south of us but Im onto keeping leaves and crap at bay and the road is between us and the neighbour across. Id be worried if I was them though.
     
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    Love Port Stephens. Especially that northern shore, not so busy/commercial. A boat is a must there. We spent many top holidays there with our boat, glorious spot.
     
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    Absolutely looove Port Stephens. I remember a few years ago a bunch of buddies and myself went during Christmas and the house Christmas decorations were absolutely insane and over-the-top.
     
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    Is there a wine change option :p We moved to 10 acres but it's only about 30mins from Perth CBD so we have everything we need and live in a vineyard region of the Swan Valley. Home | Swan Valley

    Thanks to the vines the bushfire risk is quite low here, I think we are rated BAL 12.5 or was it 19 - some construction changes but nothing too bad/expensive and we have multiple evacuation routes including a river if need be.
     
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    Sounds like you've struck a real gem there, with a good balance between the "Wine change" and the city.
     
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    When we sold our last home a few years ago, we bought two homes instead. A cheaper PPOR and what I call "an extension to our home" :D our little coastal getaway unit. Love it and regularly pop up for the 75min trip every 2-3 weeks for a break away from city life. There's just something cathartic and genuinely soothing about looking out over the sea, walking on sand and swimming in saltwater that will always appeal to me. Sea change 100%
     
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    Yeh mate same demographic...just most speak Yiddish/Hebrew instead of Arabic...but exactly the same in terms of ethnic composition.....;)
     
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    For somewhere decent, a tree change is cheaper than a sea change.

    We did the wine/tree change around 9 years ago and have loved it ... but hubby is about to retire and is hankering to re-live his beach bum roots so we're in the process of setting up for the sea change.

    Personally, if he fell off the twig tomorrow, I'd probably stay in the country
     
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    We moved into our beach home a year ago and I’m about to do the hour commute for the last time this week
     
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    Congratulations!!