Our earlier post on Choosing Where to Living in Tasmania focused on the first steps to narrow down the options by choosing a region in Tasmania. Now that you have all that in place it is time to talk about how to narrow down where to live within a particular city or region.
When you are in the market for a new home or you are just vaguely thinking of moving down the street or across to the other side of the country, the first thing many of us do is to get online to see what we can get for our money. Searching for a new home, whether to rent or buy, has changed so much now that we have the internet to help. It does help a lot as long as you keep in mind the limitations.
Bruny Island is a beautiful small island in southern Tasmania, accessed by ferry from Kettering, south of Hobart. It is easily accessible from Hobart for a day trip, but even better for a weekend or longer break.
Finding work can be frustrating when you’re relocating to a new place; you sacrifice stability, connections, and familiarity of the area you’ve been residing in when looking to move, but the unemployment rate is improving and the job market isn’t near as bad as it once was.
This is a guest post from Cath Isakson. Cath moved to Tasmania in 2012. In southern Tasmania, you can buy fruit and vegetables at the larger markets, or explore farther afield and buy fresh from the farm.
Lonely Planet posted this article on some of the top experiences to be had in Tasmania a while ago, however we agree that these are some of the must do's.
Heating your house adequately is a topic that arises for people considering moving to Tasmania or wanting to upgrade their house in Tasmania. As for many areas in the southern parts of Australia, the winters do get cold in Tasmania. We take you through some of the best options for heating your new home.
When you are moving to Tasmania from outside Australia then you have a few extra things on your list of things to organise. One of the most important will be working out your visa requirements and if you will be allowed to work in Australia. If this is the case then you have the task of finding work either before you arrive or once you are here.
The Huon Valley, south of Hobart, is a beautiful part of the world. You can enjoy living here and still be only half an hour (or more if you choose) from Hobart. It has long been a popular destination for people moving to Tasmania as it provides the perfect tree-change along with proximity to good services locally in Huonville and other towns.
We had a lovely day trip recently, from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula. Dale's brother and his family (who live in Launceston) were spending a few days down there and we took the opportunity to head there for the day to catch up with them all and to also reacquaint ourselves with the area. The drive from Hobart to Port Arthur was around 100km and took us 90 minutes from Sandy Bay.
This is our personal moving to Tasmania story. We are both born and bred Tasmanians, but each moved away as adults and returned together in 2011. We have never regretted this decision.
When you are searching for a rental property it is good to have your documents in place so that you are ready to apply for a property as soon as you find one you like. There are some differences in what property managers will want from you, but this posts goes through what you are most likely required to provide for each adult who will be living at the property.
When you buy a property in Tasmania one of the first issues you will face is whether to use a conveyancer or a solicitor/lawyer to undertake the conveyancing/legal work for you.
Are you wanting to rent a house in Tasmania and have pets? Perhaps you are a landlord and are considering letting a tenant have pets in your property. The short answer is that in Tasmania you can't charge a pet bond. You are only entitled to charge a bond equal to 4 weeks rental regardless of whether the tenant has a pet or not.
Launceston has a population of around 100,000, so it is a regional city. I think it's greatest advantage is that if you want a rural lifestyle you can have it and still be within 15-20 minutes of the city centre if you choose. Of course you can go even further afield if proximity to the city is not as important on a regular basis. Alternatively, a city or suburban lifestyle means you are always close to everything in Launceston as it is pretty compact.