Accommodation in Adelaide
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As in most cities, though, rental and purchasing prices alike are more expensive close to the city centre with lower prices to be found in the outer suburbs.
Types of accommodation in Adelaide
Adelaide is a city placed under the hills and most of the houses are in low one- or two-story buildings; only directly around the city centre does one find taller apartment buildings.
Expats moving to Adelaide should expect housing that is modest but pleasant. However, a large portion of the accommodation available is old, and renovated accommodation can be pricier.
Winter weather with cold winds may be chilly and tenants will require heating during these months. Summer brings along some very hot days, emphasising the importance of air-conditioning in the premises.
Finding accommodation in Adelaide
Web pages can be an excellent resource for finding suitable accommodation in Adelaide. That being said, expats should be aware that there may be suspicious behaviour going on in the wings.
Before closing the contract and providing any advance payment, expats should ensure that the second party has rights to sell or rent the property. If buying a property, it is always the safest to contact professional real estate agents. Estate agents can also be immensely helpful when looking for a place to rent.