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Cost of Rentals       started by debs1966 on 20 Jan 2010   (22491)
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From debs1966

20 Jan 2010 9:39 AM
(107286)
Hi Guys I am looking to put my house up in the next couple of months with a view to coming to Perth as soon as it is sold. Can you please let me know what you could now expect to pay for a rental out in Perth and which are the better suburbs please to take a look at. Many thanks Debbie
From kempo

To debs1966

20 Jan 2010 5:50 PM
(107291)
Hi Debbie, It depends what you are looking for. House/Apartment etc. For a 4x2 house you can budget around $450 - $675 per week. $675 will get you a nice 4x2 with a pool in a nice suburb. $450 - $550 you'll need to hunt around for a pool. Suburbs worth looking at around these price ranges - North Ocean Reef, Beldon, Woodvale, Kingley, Carine South Leeming, Bull Creek, Willeton, Applecross, Attadale, Bicton (last 3 very pricey but if you are renting you could find something. The rental process I've found a challenge as you'll have a few people going to look at the rental with you then it's kinda like pulling a name out a hat. We ended up buying in Leeming rather than rent. Most look for 6 months agrrements but prefer 12 months. Steven
From kempo

To debs1966

20 Jan 2010 5:50 PM
(107292)
Hi Debbie, It depends what you are looking for. House/Apartment etc. For a 4x2 house you can budget around $450 - $675 per week. $675 will get you a nice 4x2 with a pool in a nice suburb. $450 - $550 you'll need to hunt around for a pool. Suburbs worth looking at around these price ranges - North Ocean Reef, Beldon, Woodvale, Kingley, Carine South Leeming, Bull Creek, Willeton, Applecross, Attadale, Bicton (last 3 very pricey but if you are renting you could find something. The rental process I've found a challenge as you'll have a few people going to look at the rental with you then it's kinda like pulling a name out a hat. We ended up buying in Leeming rather than rent. Most look for 6 months agrrements but prefer 12 months. Steven
From Ange

To debs1966

20 Jan 2010 6:04 PM
(107293)
Hiya Take a look at this website for prices on rentals www.realestate.com.au It depends where you want to live as to how much you pay. We live North of Perth in Clarkson in a New Subdivision/Estate called Somerly. We live in a Brand New 4x2 for $350.00 per week. We are close to the shops, train station and a Brand New Primary School (which opened last year). When you come over you will be able to see what areas are like and get a 'feel' for them. Lots of people say what areas are so called 'bad' but to be honest, we came over from NZ and its all pretty good over here. I feel safe to walk at night, live near a park and have never had any problems. I hope I have been of some help :) xx
From andy+lorraine

To debs1966

25 Jan 2010 2:44 AM
(107330)
hi i think ange is right u can find rentals from $340 a week but it depends on what you want if you do want a pool be prepared to pay more.the other thing is when you go to a viewing and you want the house try if you can to pay 3 months rent up front this sometimes helps you get the house.we live in ridgewood and again have had no problems
From nadineun

To andy+lorraine

11 Feb 2010 2:14 PM
(107506)
Hi Also try www.reiwa.com.au ... please look at SOR, everyone seems to talk about NOR and areas around Butler/Joondalup ... which are OK, but have no character and are becoming like 'little Britain' ... I'm not sure if you have pets, but it's hard getting a rental if you have pets. We rang about 30 before we even found a landlord who was prepared to accept pets! Keep plugging though!! Also, come across, stay in a hotel for a week and then get a rental. When they come up on the market, they generally go within the day/week so you have to act fast. Most real estate agents won't consider your application if you're not in WA. Hope this helps!
From nadineun

To andy+lorraine

11 Feb 2010 2:20 PM
(107507)
Also... 3 years ago we paid $420 for a 4x2 that accepted pets, no pool (BATEMAN) 2 years ago we paid $840 for a 4x2 with a pool and accepted pets (ARDROSS) 1 year ago we paid $750 for a 3x2 without a pool (MOUNT PLEASANT) These prices are WEEKLY prices If you are looking at anything within 3 train stops from Perth, North or South, than be prepared to pay between $500 - $2000 a week, for a 3 bed plus (which is nice/liveble). The further out you go, the cheaper ... Hope this helps
From aussiemigrant

To nadineun

13 Feb 2010 2:24 AM
(107529)
Hi nadineun, I wondered if you could maybe explain the term 'little britain' and what is really wrong with living in 'little britain' please? I mean I understand that it perhaps doesn't have character like the older suburbs closer to the city but it is only a new suburb. And I can't quite understand the problem in livin close to lots of british people as ultimately they are like minded people who have been through the same things as you, are going through the same as you and want similar things. Living in a suburb which has lots of british people can be a comforting when you have just made a drastic change to your life. Regards
From nadineun

To aussiemigrant

19 Feb 2010 7:40 PM
(107592)
Hi I didn't mean to offend anyone with the term 'Little Britain'. What I meant was that in terms of the population there, there are more Brits who are settling there than Aussies. Therefore, in response to this, there are more 'British' type things ... a British shop and a British pub. Indeed, I have family and friends who have settled in Butler and go up there often! .... you have to take the comment in relation to the whole thread.