I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my citizenship likely in December this year. I am an experienced Oracle DBA and currently employed and work from home. But I might need to search for a job in near future, though not sure when.
I am always fascinated by the 20-minute image of Canberra and kinda like small city aura around it. I don’t want to spend 90 minutes in my car or train to work one way and I want a quiet, laid-back, decent living. What I read about Canberra tells me that it matches my preferences.
Now I am at crossroads. Should I sell my Sydney villa and buy something in Gungahlin area (or any other decent area, suggest plz)? My max limit to buy is 460K including all expenses. Would I be able to get a newish 3 bed room house with bit of a backyard?
The real confusion comes when its employment. Would I be able to get a job in Canberra? It’s not big as Sydney and its not economic hub like Sydney as I understand. What if I sell my house in Sydney, buy in Canberra and then I don’t find a job there?
Please be nice and suggest what should I do? One thing is for sure that Canberra is my type of city and I really like it. It doesn’t mean that I abhor Sydney, but its too crowded and expensive in terms of real estate I guess. Thanks.