Must be within 15 minutes walk of the school.
Must have three good sized bedrooms, or minimum two large bedrooms and a study.
Must have large lounge/dining or a seperate family room.
Must have storage (i.e. a garage or waterproof shed for all our crap, LOL).
Must have good (neat) back yard.
Preferably an airconditioner or ceiling fans.
Preferably a light kitchen with lots of benchspace.
Preferably under $300 a week - though I'm visualising a place we can afford, which might simply mean we're earning more by then.
Preferably managed by the same real estate agency we're with now (one of the better ones we've encountered!).
So, anyway, haven't had much luck finding any suitable place in this area in the past 6 weeks or so of looking. Then this morning I found a GREAT place! Managed by our REA and has the following features:
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac this three bedroom family home is nestled amongst the trees and offers a quiet existence. The home comprises spacious lounge/dining with gas heating, kitchen with gas stove, family room, 3 bedrooms all with built in robes, storage room under house and carport parking for 2 cars. The home is also close to parks and schools. Full garden maintenance included.This place is great! Three bedroom, two with built in robes! Lounge/dining AND family room. The double carport means a place for the boys to rollerblade and skateboard. The garden is lovely with tall eucalypts. There isn't any airconditioning, or fans that I could see, but it's it's well within our pricerange, an the space under the house means the house would generally be cooler anyway in summer. The best bit is how close it is to the school, and how it's in a quiet cul-de-sac (and from the map it looks like it's at the end of the cul-de-sac, too!
Ok, so this house is available in 2.5 weeks, and we're not particularly likely to be needing to move in that time frame, but this is EXACTLY the kind of place I'm visualising, and now I know this kind of place CAN come up! It's very encouraging! Oh and full garden maintainence included means we'd save 50 bucks a month...