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Relocation Relocation Australia Ep 4: Patrick & Michelle

MEET PATRICK AND MICHELLE

Patrick and Michelle met fivr years ago at the local pub (like all true romances). They have a 20 month old son and recently got married just over 10 months ago. A lot has changed in the last two years which has accelerated their plan to relocate. The plan is for more kids but this can’t happen without the support of family. Michelle’s parents live at Forresters Beach on the Central Coast, which is where Michelle and Patrick hope to relocate, they would also like a crash pad in Melbourne to spend more of their spare time with Pat’s parents in Ringwood, VIC.

Primary Property

A 3 to 4 bedroom house in the Central Coast of NSW. Large open spaces and outdoor entertaining areas. An impressive kitchen and a bathroom with bath tub.

Budget: $450,000

Secondary Property

A crash pad in Melbourne on a small budget. Location in an area of growth.

Budget: $200,000

PROPERTIES INSPECTED INCLUDED

Property 1

Address: Bateau Bay, NSW
Sale Price: $439,000+
House: Rendered Brick Home, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car
Land Size: 563sqm
Agent: David Morgan, George Brand Real Estate
Area information: The size of Bateau Bay is approximately 7 km². It has 20 parks covering nearly 29% of the total area. There are 1 school and 5 childcare centres located in Bateau Bay. The population of Bateau Bay in 2001 was 11,089 people. By 2006 the population was 11,595 showing a population growth of 5% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Bateau Bay is 10 - 19 years.

Property 2

Address: Killarney Vale, NSW
Sale Price: $425,000
House: 2 Storey Timber Weatherboard Home, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom
Land Size: 467sqm
Agent: Justin Bond, LJ Hooker – Tumbi Umbi
Area information: Situated about 75 Kilometres or about a one hour drive north of Sydney, the central coast covers an area of about 1,767 square kilometres and is bounded by the Hawkesbury River to the south, the Judd Dowling range to the west and extends to Gwandalan in the north. The Central Coast is a popular destination with tourists, in particular Sydneysiders looking to get out of the city for a weekend escape, this popularity comes from the extensive and pristine beaches the area has to offer as well as the availability of relaxed rural retreats.

Property 3

Address: Forresters Beach, NSW
Sale Price: $540,000
House: Timber Weatherboard Home, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car
Land Size: 550sqm
Agent: Ian Mackey, Mackey Real Estate
Area information: Forresters Beach is home to soaring rocky cliffs and a striking coastal beach cupped by extensive rock platforms and the 130 hectare Wyrrabalong National Park. It is bordered by Bateau Bay to the north and Wamberal to the south. Limited access to the beachfront has allowed Forresters Beach to retain a peaceful and idyllic setting, free from large crowds.

Property 4

Address: Chittaway Bay, NSW
Sale Price: $439,500
House: Rendered Brick Home, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car
Land Size: 639sqm
Agent: Josh Sewell, First National Real Estate
Area information: Situated about 75 Kilometres or about a one hour drive north of Sydney, the central coast covers an area of about 1,767 square kilometres and is bounded by the Hawkesbury River to the south, the Judd Dowling range to the west and extends to Gwandalan in the north. The Central Coast is a popular destination with tourists, in particular Sydneysiders looking to get out of the city for a weekend escape, this popularity comes from the extensive and pristine beaches the area has to offer as well as the availability of relaxed rural retreats.

Property 5

Address: Melbourne, VIC
Sale Price: $230,000
Unit: 1 bed, 1 bath
Unit Size: 38sqm (approx)
Agent: Julian Cooke, Biggin & Scott Melbourne Residential
Area information: The CBD has the largest population in the municipality (17,900 persons), having overtaken Carlton in 2002 and grew at a rate of 13% per annum between 2001-08. People living alone and young couples without children are increasingly finding it affordable and desirable to live in an inner city apartment.

Property 6

Address: Carlton, VIC
Sale Price:$250,000
Unit: 8th floor, 2 bed, 1 bath
Unit Size: 40sqm
Agent: Julian Cooke, Biggin & Scott Melbourne Residential
Area information: Carlton is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km north from Melbourne's central business district. The suburb well known for its "Little Italy" precinct on Lygon Street, for its Victorian architecture and its European-style squares (University Square, Lincoln Square, Argyle Place and MacArthur Place) and the Carlton Gardens, the latter being the location of the Royal Exhibition Building, one of Australia's few man-made sites with World Heritage status. Carlton is thought to have been named after Carlton House, London.

Property 7

Address: Caulfield North, VIC
Sale Price: $193,000
Unit: 1 bed, 1 bath
Unit Size: 37sqm
Agent: Angelos Stefanis, Biggin Scott
Area information: Caulfield North is 9 km south-east from Melbourne's CBD. The suburb contains Caulfield Park - a park of approximately 26 hectares in size, bounded by Balaclava Road, Inkerman Road, Hawthorn Road and Park Crescent.

See below for a gallery of the property purchased.

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Posted by Report
Adding to the comment I made before, the property was the Bateau Bay property which Michelle and Pat purchased. I hope they will be very happy there, as my parents were.
Posted by Report
This was my parents home after they retired and moved from western Sydney. The family sold it after their passing. It is amazing to see the changes to the property and how fantastic it looks now, it is almost unrecognisable. Great to see it again.