The Jindabyne thread..

Marty McSly

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a mate has put his apartment block up for sale, they should make a mint most likely.
I saw a complex in Berridale listed a while back. 8 units (not sure if 2 or 3 bedders) but the pic suggested they were detached. Ask was $2M. So $250K each.

They seemed to have been relisted individually a few weeks ago. $400K each...
 
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It will be interesting to see what feel Jindy takes on with the new money coming into town.

I love the place and do spend a fair bit of time there out of season but I wouldn't want to live there. That's not an indictment on Jindy it's just my personal preference.
 

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It will be interesting to see what feel Jindy takes on with the new money coming into town.

I love the place and do spend a fair bit of time there out of season but I wouldn't want to live there. That's not an indictment on Jindy it's just my personal preference.
I think a lot of people spending big $ are of the same opinion as you. They love the place, will spend a fair bit of time there, but won’t live there. Some of the current activity is probably cashed up people buying a second property, holiday home and/or air bnb/investment property
 
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It will be interesting to see what feel Jindy takes on with the new money coming into town.

I love the place and do spend a fair bit of time there out of season but I wouldn't want to live there. That's not an indictment on Jindy it's just my personal preference.

There is definitely a cohort of well travelled, great conversation, relaxed and comfortable people moving in for many many reasons.

I feel very lucky to have been some what included in this "new arrivals" group who are all keen to live their lives as they choose, under the radar, loving the area and not asking for anything but peace and contentment for themselves and a safe eclectic country education for their children.

This includes those buying now with plans to move in once kids get to high school. SMGS and JCS have very good reputations.

Work predominantly from home is a key factor.

A time to just breath.
 
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There is definitely a cohort of well travelled, great conversation, relaxed and comfortable people moving in for many many reasons.

I feel very lucky to have been some what included in this "new arrivals" group who are all keen to live their lives as they choose, under the radar, loving the area and not asking for anything but peace and contentment for themselves and a safe eclectic country education for their children.

This includes those buying now with plans to move in once kids get to high school. SMGS and JCS have very good reputations.

Work predominantly from home is a key factor.

A time to just breath.
Amen brother.

I do hope that's the way it goes. My sleepy part of the world is filling with super cashed up folks who want to change everything and make it sparkle. 5 minute locals who gather to drink lattes and think it's a fashion parade at the beach at 6:00 in the morning with 19 year old girl friends full of botox. FFS.
 

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Amen brother.

I do hope that's the way it goes. My sleepy part of the world is filling with super cashed up folks who want to change everything and make it sparkle. 5 minute locals who gather to drink lattes and think it's a fashion parade at the beach at 6:00 in the morning with 19 year old girl friends full of botox. FFS.
One of the things about some of the people buying down here at the moment is that some of them have been visiting here for a long time. They may have been in a club or had a fav place they stayed.

Before we moved down here we did 20 days during the ski season and then some time over summer and easter as well. And then we rented for a year before we bought.

I expect some of these people have been thinking about this for a while and covid, being able to work from home is the nudge that prompted them to act.
 
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What's the vibe been like in Jindy this season? Many businesses going bust? Must have been so weird. I'm surprised there haven't been any drug busts in the news, could be the first season that hasn't happened for a while :D
 

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One of the things about some of the people buying down here at the moment is that some of them have been visiting here for a long time. They may have been in a club or had a fav place they stayed.

Before we moved down here we did 20 days during the ski season and then some time over summer and easter as well. And then we rented for a year before we bought.

I expect some of these people have been thinking about this for a while and covid, being able to work from home is the nudge that prompted them to act.


Our pathway exactly.......
 
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One of the things about some of the people buying down here at the moment is that some of them have been visiting here for a long time. They may have been in a club or had a fav place they stayed.

Before we moved down here we did 20 days during the ski season and then some time over summer and easter as well. And then we rented for a year before we bought.

I expect some of these people have been thinking about this for a while and covid, being able to work from home is the nudge that prompted them to act.
That is what is happening here in Mt Beauty and surrounds. Some are moving permanently into already owned holiday houses, often renovating and extending to facilitate more comfortable permanent living, or buying in. A lot being driven by work from home.

It's not dissimilar to what we did 15 years ago.....owned holiday property and decided to move up permanently. Difference is that working from home wasn't really an option then, we quit our salaried jobs and restarted our life as 40 something ski bums.
 

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I wonder how many will miss the hustle and bustle, and be caught out as the market moves....

I know people who retired early (they kept their Sydney properties though) moved down to their coast house, lasted two years, then went back to their jobs, they missed being stressed out in the end.
 
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I wonder how many will miss the hustle and bustle, and be caught out as the market moves....
@skichic made some good points (I think in this thread) about still needing to head to Canberra for kids sports and other things that made sense. Definitely made me rethink the idea of living in Jindy and working remotely.

The other issue is the wife needing to find a teaching job down there and relocating the kids.
 

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I wonder how many will miss the hustle and bustle, and be caught out as the market moves....

I know people who retired early (they kept their Sydney properties though) moved down to their coast house, lasted two years, then went back to their jobs, they missed being stressed out in the end.
Maybe not missed the stress, but let's face it a lot of these holiday towns (be it the coast or mountains) don't have a lot to offer, outside of being on holiday. After you've been to the same three restaurants or you've had to drive back to Sydney or Canberra to go see a concert or show or you need specialist medical care due to getting older, you start to consider maybe would be better off back closer to those things.

I spent a fair chunk of my life, due to work, living in Jervis Bay. Eventually all those above things, plus opportunities for my kids, etc. convinced me that it actually wasn't that great. Plus it got full of tourists each Christmas which made even getting into Nowra a 3 hour trip, along with the one road regularly being closed due accidents or bushfires. Sure some people love living in those towns, but they all complain about tourists, lack of facilities and regularly travel to Sydney or Canberra.
 

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Our pathway exactly.......
One of the things about some of the people buying down here at the moment is that some of them have been visiting here for a long time. They may have been in a club or had a fav place they stayed.

Before we moved down here we did 20 days during the ski season and then some time over summer and easter as well. And then we rented for a year before we bought.

I expect some of these people have been thinking about this for a while and covid, being able to work from home is the nudge that prompted them to act.
Pretty much how we got here, 30 odd years of coming here increasingly into summer over time (I lived in Cooma for most of 90s as well), many seasons worked by other half. Finally made the decision after house sitting for a friend for about five weeks over summer holidays. Everyone we know who has come here in the last five years have very similar stories.
 

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@skichic made some good points (I think in this thread) about still needing to head to Canberra for kids sports and other things that made sense. Definitely made me rethink the idea of living in Jindy and working remotely.

The other issue is the wife needing to find a teaching job down there and relocating the kids.
Having recently made the change I must say, there is a few things I do miss (move from Newcastle to Jindabyne).
Missed - cheap, healthy takeaway food - especially sushi.
- Bakers Delight (although the lack may be good for my Carbs intake)
- Farmers market for really fresh fruit and vege
Relocating our child was super easy - he loves his new school and as his main sports are Mountain biking and Snowboarding our travel is much reduced. I have actually found that the availability of sports and activities for our son is fantastic in Jindabyne but it would depend on your childs interests - if they were in to competitive gymnastics or hockey you would be doing a lot of travel to Canberra. My son is involved in swimming, adventure racing, snowboarding, mountain biking, road cycling, trampolining, nordic skiing (summer and winter programs), debating, public speaking and music. From Newcastle we were forever headed to Sydney for School Zone events etc so that is no different.

Teaching jobs - I know SMGS is looking at the moment.
 

skichic

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Pretty much how we got here, 30 odd years of coming here increasingly into summer over time (I lived in Cooma for most of 90s as well), many seasons worked by other half. Finally made the decision after house sitting for a friend for about five weeks over summer holidays. Everyone we know who has come here in the last five years have very similar stories.
Don’t blame me! :out:
 
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Have you played Coolamatong? Well maintained course and vibrant comp program.
I'm sure you can have fun at Coolamatong but its not the sort of golf i want to play. Once you experience golf on a quality course with terrain and rock hard, fast true greens, the sort of golf you get at Coolamatong isn't very satisfying. Snobs be everywhere. In skiing terms its like comparing heliskiing in 50cm fluff on big steep mountains with going skiing on icey groomers at Selwyn. Once you've done the former, its hard to get excited by the later.
 

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I'm sure you can have fun at Coolamatong but its not the sort of golf i want to play. Once you experience golf on a quality course with terrain and rock hard, fast true greens, the sort of golf you get at Coolamatong isn't very satisfying. Snobs be everywhere. In skiing terms its like comparing heliskiing in 50cm fluff on big steep mountains with going skiing on icey groomers at Selwyn. Once you've done the former, its hard to get excited by the later.
I wish I could go and ski icy groomers at Selwyn...
 

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Wouldn't Dubbo GC be dirt?

Its not great but mostly because there are too many lazy farkers that want to play sport in motorised transport. We've got perfect conditions for growing grass here in all but the worst drought conditions. Hot and dry and great for grass if you can irrigate. But clay soils and wet ground and motorised transport = compaction = bare ground.

Its one of the reasons i won't stay here forever.
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This bit of ground however:

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It's not dissimilar to what we did 15 years ago.....owned holiday property and decided to move up permanently. Difference is that working from home wasn't really an option then, we quit our salaried jobs and restarted our life as 40 something ski bums.
We moved out of Sydney 15 years ago. We are self employed and were working from home before we left Sydney. But we did have concerns about getting enough work. 5 years before that it would not have been possible due to the internet access, speed and uptake at the time. Now, so easy and the world has begun catching up with us wrt work from home. The governement dept we deal with even de-commissioned their fax machine a few years ago. I remember telexes and telegrams and manual exchanges and repeater stations and......- my father was an engineer with the PMG. The access the internet gives us has made change possible. Covid has driven that change.
 

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@skichic made some good points (I think in this thread) about still needing to head to Canberra for kids sports and other things that made sense. Definitely made me rethink the idea of living in Jindy and working remotely.

The other issue is the wife needing to find a teaching job down there and relocating the kids.
When my eldest was still playing soccer we car pooled to Canberra every 2nd weekend. Got breathalyzed in Cooma every Saturday, and 4 consecutive days in Bredbo, by the same guy, in school holidays.

I have worked with people in Sydney that did a longer daily commute.

It is all about choices and priorities.
 

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but they all complain about tourists,
Yeah, nah. Not all complain. Maybe comment. One of the reasons we chose this area was the tourists and the influence satisfying them has on the local community. But still trying to convince people that tourists want to be able to find everything on the internet.
 

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Yeah, nah. Not all complain. Maybe comment. One of the reasons we chose this area was the tourists and the influence satisfying them has on the local community. But still trying to convince people that tourists want to be able to find everything on the internet.
Down at Jervis Bay (Huskisson-Vincentia) all the locals complain...
 

telecrag

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Well, it doesn't really feel like the south coast, so much as an extension of Sydney these days. Give me Tathra.
 

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Down at Jervis Bay (Huskisson-Vincentia) all the locals complain...
I think it depends on what you mean by "complain". Jervis Bay people have a point - the place is woefully under resourced for tourism. Up here (Port Stephens) the place is better set up for tourism. Tourists are our economy. January is inconvenient and it is good when the tourists depart but I don't hear many serious complaints. More comments that it's better when they are not here in huge numbers.
 
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yesterday I caught a little of the Jindy Chamber of Commerce meeting. They were talking about a rule change affecting short term letting. Does anyone know anything about this?
 

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yesterday I caught a little of the Jindy Chamber of Commerce meeting. They were talking about a rule change affecting short term letting. Does anyone know anything about this?
As of the 1st Nov 2021 , anyone that does short term holiday let's must be registered on the new government ran STRA website.
Which includes a one off payment and an annual fee.
There is also additional fire safety regulations, booking platforms will be unable to host properties that are not registered on the STRA website.
 
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