Find a place to live

at the start of the year comes a new influx of international students as well as old blood returning for school. some of us need to look for a new place for whatever reason (cheaper rent, leased ended, sucky roomates etc.)

the best place i can think of to start with your apartment search is www.realestate.com.au . the website has really grown in the past few years, and its now big enough to be constantly updated with a huge number of listings. be sure to click on “rental properties” at the top in blue, and don’t be afraid to use the filters to narrow down the search. trsut me, its a life saver.

another option is www.home.com.au which provides a similar sevice. i’m not too sure how much double listing occurs on both sites, but if you are really desperate it doesn’t hurt to try!

3 Comments so far

  1. Neil (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 12:42 am

    http://www.domain.com.au is as big as realestate.com.au. Its The Age’s company so it will most likely have more Melbourne related listings. You can search by map for both services.


  2. Dave Platter (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 11:56 am

    (I work at realestate.com.au)

    I used realestate.com.au to find my Australian apt before I moved here from NY. That’s also where I found my job.

    Just want to point out to Neil that domain has only 50% the traffic as realestate.com.au. (according to Nielsen//NetRatings)

    Also, home.com.au is one agent’s website for the Eastern Suburbs. They do a great job, but if you want all agents’ listings, or other areas, try realestate.com.au.

    BTW, here’s a cool student place for about $235 a week. http://www.realestate.com.au/402391557
    It’s pretty close to Melbourne University and RMIT.


  3. Neil (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    Didn’t know that Dave, hmm, I guess it pays to check on both sites then.



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