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#1 MrsHowie

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:49 AM

Hi,

My husband and I are looking at buying a property in the eastern suburbs after moving here from UK last year. We currently live in Elwood at the moment which we love but are looking somewhere in our price range as well as closer to work.

We have approx $400k and work in Boronia and Dandenong, want to raise a family at some stage so good schools will be important in the future but would like to be close to good restaurants at the moment.
I was thinking maybe Mt Wavery, Chadstone or even Mulgrave? Any advice would be appreciated!

Many thanks
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#2 PeterJMelb

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:41 PM

Hello Mrshowie.

Gosh for one bad moment I thought that John and Jennette Howard had blundered into Melbourne by mistake!
You may ask why is that a problem?
Well cos when she was Prime Minister the two of them did not have a clue where Melbourne was.
You see anything south of Sydney was history, and extremely fuzzy on his maps.

Anyway the truth is I have no idea about schools or anything in that area.
I am sure there are plenty of affordable home there.
And plenty of people on this site live thereabouts.

What part of England were you from?
My daughter and family lived near Watford for 11 years.

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#3 glen

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:33 PM

These areas - Mt Waverley, Chadstone and Mulgrave - are all pretty good. Probably Mulgrave is slightly dodgy but really not very bad. I live pretty close by. Noble Park and Dandenong are a little bit dodgy and they border Mulgrave. Try and stick to the eastern side of Mulgrave and it will be fine :rolleyes:
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#4 kingofkings

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:17 AM

I would vouch for box hill.
Although its got more asians living there, box hill north towards Doncaster is quite a decent place to live.
Box hill well connected by tram, train and buses.
Safety is also there, i travel after midnight almost twice a week, so far no issues.
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#5 PeterJMelb

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:40 AM

Hello King ......

Your suburb does not have a monopoly on Asians.
Here in Preston and northern suburbs we have our share.

I have meet and spoken with many of them and most are really good and honest people.
The other very small percentage are most likely into selling drugs.

Anyway Box Hill and Balwyn have excellent schools.
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#6 kingofkings

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:16 AM

Peter,
I beg to differ on this one.

I love Asians, very nice people infact am one of them too :(.
Definitely monopoly of asians i wud say 60-70% asians including Boxhill north and South.
I live here in box hill and during crisis time when i needed a job desperately, i could not get one in box hill because i wasnt multi lingual - chinese and english..... I would like to share an incident with you ...

About a year and half ago, i was desperate for a job, my parents could no longer support me as they had been doing so for over 5-6 months now. I needed a job desperately preferably in box hill as i was living there. Almost all the ads for vacancy were in asian language. But then one day finally, I saw an ad for a counter hand in ENGLISH... "yaaay" i finally found a vacancy, i went in person... about a couple of people had come to apply for the job too and all of them were INDIANS (including me). The owner at once said that the position was filled to the other indians, i was left alone and then he approached me and said it was still available and called me inside.... The first question he asked me inside was in chinese... i just knew "ni hou", so i said "ni hou"... He looked in astonishment... and asked if i knew cantonese or mandarin(spoke in english) - i replied "none" ........... there went my job.....
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#7 PeterJMelb

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:11 PM

Hmmmmm King........

I thought that only racists in the world are white Caucasian males.
So were these people racist?
If I suggested that, I would of course be labled racist.

Remember one is not allowed to discriminate against applicants for jobs on the grounds of their race.
On the other hand I fully agree that a business owner should be able to choose whomever he wishes.
After all it is his money and risk that is at stake.
The law is a dumb as* but I probably should not say that either.
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#8 iblis.raeb

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:15 PM

What's wrong with having a job description that requires expertise in a particular language???‼ FFS‼
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:26 PM

Hi Iblis.

Is that a question for me?
If yes?
My answer is: "Nothing".

Oh sorry I don't know what FFS means.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 04:21 PM

More of a rhetorical question... and FFS stands for "For F#cks Sake".
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:26 AM

My fiancÚ is chinese so obviously i like asians!

I do know that in most asian restaurants the staff can speak chinese and i guess it is kind of part of the job description since many of the customers would struggle to order in english! :Party:

I try to occasionally throw in a "thank you" in chinese and that usually gets a laugh out of them! :Whistle:
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#12 PeterJMelb

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:21 PM

Hi Iblis.

OK then about FFS, thanks for the explanation.

Can I throw in one for old time's sake?
You know Auld Lang Syne?
So here goes .... FFS!
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#13 PeterJMelb

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:23 PM

Hello Glen.

Where you bin?
Someone said you died?

Hey anyway Chinese women are beautiful.
In my next life I'm gonna marry one.
Come to think of it maybe you are/is me in the next life and I'm there already?
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:50 PM

You know Auld Lang Syne?

Yep... at one stage i even knew the sheet music (easy to play─Level A)... wouldn't take me long to reacquaint myself.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:10 PM

Hello Iblis.

Are you the only person alive without a working mobile phone or TV set?
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:23 PM

maybe the only one with both... funnily enough, i still communicate by phone over land line and i watch the moving pictures online :rolleyes:
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:27 PM

Hello Iblis.

Very resourceful!
And cheap, I believe!
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#18 glen

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:25 PM

Hey Peter! Don't worry I am still kicking!!!! I have been busy playing a computer game called operation flashpoint: dragon rising! It is pretty good! I have not been on the web much as a result! :rolleyes:
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:45 PM

Ah Now Glen.

In my humble (and often wrong) opinion, playing computer games is almost like being in dead. :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:06 AM

Yeah I guess it is not for everyone! I like it! Though it is a bit of a time waster! :rolleyes:
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