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Mid 30s couple possibly moving over from London

Post by DalstonCouple » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 4:05 am

Hi all!

New couple to the forum here. We're in our mid 30s and live in East London, UK. There's a chance we'll be moving over early next year due to a work opportunity and we're looking into all the details of what that may mean. What better place to start than property! We've heard from numerous sources everything besides housing is cheaper than London so we'll start there.

Thanks in advance, and we hope we can start some friendships too, if we do end up moving over.

So here is the template I found on another post:

- your budget: $2000-3500 per month
- your workplace/s: Downtown Core - near Robinson Rd?
- the size and/or type of property that you are seeking: 2 bedrooms is the only stipulation. We're unsure whether to go HDB or condo.
- will you have a car here? No
- proximity to transport required. MRT-subway/buses/the airport/Malay border post: An easier commute than London! Bus or MRT fine - within 45mins.
- will you have any accompanying children needing to attend school? No

Nice to have:
- will you need to be able to say walk to the local shops, a library, your doctor, a market, and so on? It'd be nice yes.
- access to any specific sport, social, and recreation facilities? No.
- are you considering bringing any pets. If so what kind, and will they require outdoor access and/or exercise? No
- are you considering bringing any parents/in-laws etc? Do they have specific needs (for example difficulty climbing stairs?) No

Your current home and commute:
- are you already a city dweller? i.e. Are you used to city-centre hustle and bustle, or would you hope for a bit more peace and quiet? Used to city-centre but open minded to somewhere quieter.
- what is the size and type (apartment, house+garden etc) of your current home? 1 bed 50sqm flat. We pay approx $3500 for this in London.

We're more than happy to give more details, so thanks so much in advance. Any advice is appreciated.


- what are any current commute times like?

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