thanks guys....Steveadl, yeah, my husband is in SAPOL and has just been offered a dream position in a specialist unit...he's been in just over 2 years. That's great about your mate joining. My husband loves it!
Buying property has been a pipe dream for so long, I can't believe that we can finally take the plunge. I'm kind of glad in a way, that it has taken so long, cause it's given me time to research, research, research!
Our budget is 200-250K, so we're limited, but we dont care, it's a start. We've calculated that we can comfortably afford repayments on this amount (plus a few interest rate rises), but when we type in our financial position into the "what can we borrow" calculators, it says around 400K. We'd be struggling at this amount! It's easy to see how people can get into trouble.
We're looking at the Port Adelaide region - maybe Taparoo? It seems to be surrounded by suburbs that are all great and is the last one to move.