We started asking around for recommendations on the areas to consider for our apartment search. We are on the lookout for a landed property to rent for another year. Based on our friends’ experience, there’s more effort involved in the upkeep of a landed property, like maintenance of garden planters, lawn and ensuring that pests or insects are kept at bay.
Nonetheless, we are pretty excited at the prospect of living in a landed property. We prefer a small place with a small garden, as we don’t want to spend all of our weekends cleaning outdoor planters, decorative planters and such.
With the very aggressive rental market here in Sydney, we’re preparing ourselves for a tough time to search for a house that exactly fits our requirements. So, our backup plan is to keep our rented apartment unit. We will just pursue our property search when it’s time to purchase our very own home.