Q: NRL Grand Final, who will win
Sydney Roosters or Melbourne Storm?
A: Roosters by 8 . Maybe win by more
Q: We have two young kids and wanting to get into a home on Sydney’s North Shore. Our budget is $1.6m and the lower north shore seems out of our reach so we wanted to ask if there are some areas further north we should look at?
A: Hi Stephanie
Your post is very similar to my situation leading up to December 2016.Like you I have a small family , wife & daughter. We had been renting in Naremburn for several years (5 to be honest) attempting to get back into the market on a budget of $1.6million. Ample we thought. 2 years of attending auction after auction, & bidding disappointments , we realized we just did not have the funds for the zone we were looking at (Crow’s Nest , Artarmon, Cammeray , St Leonards & Naremburn & surrounding suburbs) Upon investigation ( & a few bottles of wine) we expanded our search towards French’s Forrest (post code 2086) where we were successful in purchasing a large 3 bedroom house (with a pool) for $1.5million, well within our budget. Leaving budget for refresher renovations to bathroom & kitchen . For us the lifestyle change has been perfect & could not be happier with the location, the street, the benefits this suburbs offers - We live I in a very quiet cul-de-sac , (great neighbours). We are blessed with an abundance of schools and nature walks , bike tracks, & the addition of a new Hospital .I work in St Leonards , so extra 10 minutes added to my daily trip to work is a no brainer. Generally a great lifestyle move to the extent I would recommend investigating Frenchs Forrest , Forestville , Allambie Heights & surrounding suburbs as options for you & your family.