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Old Jul 14th 2012, 11:11 am
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Wondering if anyone can help, but we are moving to Brisbane with a job relocation and intend buying a 5 bed house with a bit of land North of Brisbane but no further than an hour into town.Also looking for descent either public primary/high schools or private schools in that area.
We have been told to avoid Coolbuture.So any ideas of areas to live or avoid would be good.
Thanks in advance.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 11:13 am
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My advice would be to not rush into anything, grab a rental on a 6 month lease in an area where you think you may want to live and have a really good look around before you buy and get stuck in an area you may not actually like.
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Im in the same boat looking. Iv still not decided and iv been here 4 months!
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Originally Posted by Wishwewerethere View Post
Wondering if anyone can help, but we are moving to Brisbane with a job relocation and intend buying a 5 bed house with a bit of land North of Brisbane but no further than an hour into town.Also looking for descent either public primary/high schools or private schools in that area.
We have been told to avoid Coolbuture.So any ideas of areas to live or avoid would be good.
Thanks in advance.
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All depends on how much you have to spend. Big Big differance in price between say Albany creek and Narangba. As always nearer the city higher the price
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Originally Posted by Wishwewerethere View Post
Wondering if anyone can help, but we are moving to Brisbane with a job relocation and intend buying a 5 bed house with a bit of land North of Brisbane but no further than an hour into town.Also looking for descent either public primary/high schools or private schools in that area.
We have been told to avoid Coolbuture.So any ideas of areas to live or avoid would be good.
Thanks in advance.
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Hi we are at morayfield on 2 1/2 acres and love it,bin here nearly 5 years now
as for caboolture like any towns there are some really good bits to it and some really bad bits as well,
some of the properties with a caboolure post code are also miles, sorry kilometers from the main high street in great areas, these are also far more affordable because of it
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Old Jul 15th 2012, 10:41 am
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Im looking at roughly Eatons Hill, Albany Creek, Aspley, Caseldine kind of area..

Any pros or cons any one has for round there at all?? Some of the Primary schools get pretty decent reports.
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How much land is "a bit"? If you are looking for an acre or more you will probably be more than an hour from the CBD, particularly at peak times.
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Hi, I`ve worked on new housing at North Lakes and seems to have all facilities and not too far from Brissy. looks like a nice area. Best to get a short rental while you look a different areas. We decided on Sunshine Coast, it`s farther north and commuting is at least 1 1/2 but we love it. Good luck.
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as some one else said id wait, rent for 6 months, check areas, check again then look at buying, you may be in for a shock, 5 bed and a bit of land is going to set you back a lot of mulla if you want to be close to the city, most new suburbs dont do "a bit of land" you will get your 5 bed but also be butted up against a neighbour, i went to a new build the other day, 5 bed, split staircase, 4 showers, you get the picture, anyway whilst taking a crafty twinkle in the downstairs loo i happened to look out the window and said ello to the neighbour hanging her washing out. thats the reality of new suburbs, i dont mind them as their great for kids ect, shopping parks, however not for everyone. good luck with it all.
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Some areas of North Lakes are certainly crammed in. With virtually no gardens.

I was told to avoid NL due to high burglary rates (maybe not now)! Apparently alot of houses have two working parents and houses are empty all day. My friend said his friend had a knock on his back door one day and it was a guy who had come to rob the house! The guy just walked away and jumped the fence at the back..

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Some areas of North Lakes are certainly crammed in. With virtually no gardens.

I was told to avoid NL due to high burglary rates (maybe not now)! Apparently alot of houses have two working parents and houses are empty all day. My friend said his friend had a knock on his back door one day and it was a guy who had come to rob the house! The guy just walked away and jumped the fence at the back..

True story!
We will be looking in this area as well but hadn't picked up on the burglary rates, bugger !
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We will be looking in this area as well but hadn't picked up on the burglary rates, bugger !
remember if you move to australia there will be burglarys, there will be muggings and sadly people still die. every suburb has a horror story, every suburb has crime, and statisticly with the high price of housing most housholds have two incomes, i think on average i hear about one burglary a week in northlakes, go to caboolture and you hear a bit more, d/bay is the same, go southside its no different, the trick is to pick a area to rent in then spend time looking for yourselves, make up your own ideas of what you want, some folks just want acreage, some want a big house on a small plot, its up to the individual, i think the biggest thing we have learnt is to not listen to opinions to much, and to work it out ourselves, after all moving the over side of the globe you should be able to have the dream you want.
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We will be looking in this area as well but hadn't picked up on the burglary rates, bugger !

The traffic going up that way from the city on a Friday night isn't good... I am always so glad we didn't settle that far up. I would rent somewhere first and get a good idea before you rush into something you may regret.
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The traffic going up that way from the city on a Friday night isn't good... I am always so glad we didn't settle that far up. I would rent somewhere first and get a good idea before you rush into something you may regret.
Thanks for that, we are definitely renting with no intention to buy for a few years as we will be mobile in the short term. This area appealed as a starter for ten as I am on a DIDO so wanted the family to feel secure whilst I am away. Accepting typical burglary rates is not a problem; accepting above average rates is not ideal
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Old Jul 17th 2012, 8:33 am
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Hi there.....best thing to do is get here and have a drive! We came over 5 years ago, me, hubby and 2 boys (have got a 3rd now) We had to be near the sunshine coast, but also near Brisbane....so we ended up in narangba, we rented for 3 months then bought a house. Got to say we've all been very happy and also with the schools, but what floats my boat might not yours....if you know what I mean.

Best look on realestate.com at houses, if you need any info get in touch and I'll try and help you.......best thing is enjoy it!! Good luck
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