Great read Jon! Best of Luck
Nice to read your post and that things are going well for you. Lot of useful information so thank you for this. The exchange rate is awful isn't it?
I think you know we got our visa now & we're just planning to sell house now and then go when it sells. May have to end up validating first but we'll see. Have you transferred your funds yet or are you holding out for a better rate?
What about the businesses you're looking at - I was hoping business prices might have dropped as the economy was slowing down - at least I was hoping so just to compensate for the exchange rate. Any information you can give me on businesses would be great.
LMAO at your post good attitude, frank,i.e. without rose tinted specs and thus to the point; the post is definitely from a guy who is switched on, may I inquire that you may be Scottish lol?
Jon, I am processing and thus waiting on my Visa, we are a family of four, nonetheless under the new points system I will have to sit the IETLS test and score above 8 (which I am told is quite difficult), due to be being 41 years of age. That is my only concern about not getting out there apparently IELTS 8 band it is not as easy as people think.
I have a MSc in Real Estae Development & City Planning and also an MBA in Business (I did not start educating myself until I was 36 as I left school without any O levels). I have owned and operated my own business all my life, and recently until the crash wiped me out I bought and sold land to bigger builders. As a consequence i undertook the MBA and once leaving the UNI I have developed a small management consultancy i.e project and change management, basically sorting out other peoples business problems, but particularly specialsing the restructuring of real estate debts by taking on the UK banks for other developers who face losing their family homes etc. That is the main reason I want to leave the UK I am sickened that in a free country the activities of the banks is nothing short of morally repugnant, I want my kids to have a better chance at climbing the hill in OZ instead of the Everest we had to.
I am therefore in terms of work out there real estate development focused but capable of the full range of general management posts I also note you are inquiring to buy a business, should, you need the financial performance of the trading accounts ripped apart post me direct it will be FOC anything to help an adventure entrepreneur. However, as stated I am trained in land economics and found your property market clarification extremely interesting and relevant of some properties I have been tracking entirely correct. Do you think they are heading for a property crash or is it simply just a slow down due to nervousness and the price of money. The negative gearing is incredible and also answers my other question relative to the price of property sold and rentals price offered, the loans would not stack up unless a huge deposit was placed, or as you have eloquently clarified negative gearing. Thank you for that.
I was also interested in your post due to the fact I love the area of Periguin Springs etc i would love to settle up their in the Sunshine coast. I love the area from an internet research point and also I am considering taking a caravan with car, and or motor-home that I would also once having done a 3 month tour of our new homeland wish to sell and hopefully at the very least break even. I am aware of the 12 months situation etc, but the red book you highlighted is great for reference regardless, again thankyou.
As a consequence of this two way economy you describe, can the slower economy be as bad as here, sometimes it can be frightening to put the tv on at night in case of more bad news i.e is there still jobs if you are prepared to try your hand at anything and if so can get a fair go on merit, not the usual establishment shxte that goes on here in terms of what school you went to, and I know your father over here?
I want to have a go in the mines and energy sector and obviously chase the money for a few years, I am a certified project manager and as stated have skills relative to land development and assembly etc, is it hard to get in, and or is there conversions courses for example where I could use past skills sets and develop i.e whats required without having to go all the way back to school.
Thanks again Jon for your post and look forward to your response
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I move to maroochydore on the Sunshine coast 8 months ago. Have to say, life is pretty sweet. Things here move slowly and the pace of life is cruisy and scenery just gorgeous (when its not raining)
Its very easy to settle into the coastal life here, and making friends is pretty easy too. If anyone moving here needs any help/advice etc. drop me a line
Looks like we will be up by October as we have just been served notice on our rental in here sydney so only have a few months to get things sorted.
This is the first time I have been on here for a very long while and I apologise for not replying to the numerous questions asked here. They are now out of date so I won't reply to them unless you still want the information. If you want to know anything please re-post and I will ensure I check back soon and reply!
Life has been great over here, not perfect but where is. Economy isn't great, it's expensive...But it's a fantastic place to live... If you are prepared to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in then it's worth it.
For anyone who may be remotely interested I have been doing a blog since we arrived...It's very random and hopefully it might make you smile !!!
Once again, my apologies for not replying, I'm now standing in the naughty corner feeling guilty!
Great post, thanks for the info. The family and I are moving over in August, hopefully settling in Currumundi or an area close by, we can't wait to arrive and make it our home.
10 months on the Sunshine Coast .... PPPLLLEEEAASSSEEEE!!!!!!!!
I would love to get your take on how its all unfolding....
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