4 months and loving it Hi Teela We made the move from Brisbane to Tassie about 4 months ago... and we love it. It is hard to gauge whether or not it is for you from comments from other people, although I agree with them all. The best thing that you can do is take about a week, come down here and drive around the entire island. I wasted so much time talking to people about the different areas and, once I finally came down to have a look I knew instantly that there were some areas that were not for me (for various reasons) and some that I just loved - I really didn't need to do all of the talking that I had done. As for the state of the market. It is similar to anywhere. It has risen a lot in the last few years, but you can find something to suit any budget if you look. Realestate.com.au was great for me to get an idea but again, until I visited the areas, for me, in retrospect it was really a waste of time as there were many areas that I could have instantly disrgarded (no matter what price the properties were). Hope this helps. It is definately worth the trip down to have a look.