澳洲Australia property Train Line - How Close is too Close? | Sy


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We all know you need to be careful buying property near a train / rail line.

I looked at a house the other week, it was nice, below market $ but over the back fence 3m from the house was a busy suburban train line !! (No freight, but still high frequency electric trains!!)

Obviously this is not good for re-sale or capital gains,etc. Cross that one of the list for sure!!!

Previously I lived 340m from a train line, I couldn't ever really hear it (only when the wind was blowing a certain way) and it never bothered me.

Now Im looking at a property where a dual train line is about to be built 240m away from it, yeah its got a good 4 blocks away from the station, but will that degrade the value of it, or be a disturbance? How close is too close? It will be about 1.2km from the actual station which is good/bad - good because you can't hear the train brakes or horn but also downside is less convenient further distance to get to station.

Just wondering what everyones thought's are!  

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Noise is only one aspect. My biggest concerns would be the route with the most foot traffic leading to and from the station, or a backyard backing on to a track near a station.

Depending on the suburb, both of these could pose problems with late night disturbances (roudy drunks:p), vandalism and theft.  

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Over the fence is way too close!

I lived over the fence from a train line.. I'm deaf and I could hear the train. You get used to it after a while I guess, but a few blocks away would be much better IMO.  

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We currently have a house directly opposite a train line lol! Yeah, probably won't be making that mistake again ....  

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Places on the train line are generally cheaper than those a few streets away.

Take Meadowbank (Sydney) for example. Units in Bank st are cheaper (buy and rent) than places in Meadow cres.  

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[it was nice, below market $]
[Obviously this is not good for re-sale or capital gains,etc. Cross that one of the list for sure!!!

Hi Dammit

The capital gains on the house I bought right on a noisy line have gone up just the same as the others in my suburb. Not expecting any problems if I was to sell as it will still be cheaper than houses a few streets away, but it is noisy ... dammit  

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