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  1. JohnandEirian

    Timing the big sell off

    I'm sure we're not alone in worrying about when to start selling off furniture and other effects. Waiting for a CO, the medical, etc delays the whole process of actually settling in Australia, especially as passing the medical is not a certainty for anyone. Has anyone done their medical early and got the results so that they knew there would not be a hitch which stopped their plans for going to live in Australia? If so, how long before the anticipated date of being appointed a CO have you chosen and when did you get your results of the medical? We have no reason to worry unduly about the medical, but one never knows. It would be disastrous to sell off everything only to find out later that the whole plan is off. John & Eirian Application acknowledged 8 Feb 2011
  2. Hello all, We now have our visa!!! it has now become real. We are having a decussion tonight about what to do with our house. we have a decent amount of equity and only 10 years left on the mortgage, we plan to move at the begining of next year, we can not decide whether to sell up or to rent our house out here, both have pros and cons. Pros after 10 years we could be mortgage free have a good pension pot some where to come back to if it doesn't work out in australia cons financially worse off for the first few years in australia with bonds and rent worry about house in UK without tennants and having to pay 2 mortgages having tennants that don't respect the house and having to sort out maintanance so far away. property market not great in uk plus low exchange rate I know every one is different, but people in the same situation, what have you done?? all advise welcome! many thanks Alan
  3. For Sell: Trek 2009 Madone 6.9 Pro Specifications Frameset Color White with Trans Blue Frame Sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62cm Frame OCLV Red Carbon Fork Bontrager Race XXX Lite w/E2 full carbon steerer Wheels Wheels Bontrager Aeolus 5.0, carbon Astana Edition Tires Bontrager Race X Lite AC, 700x23c, folding Drivetrain Shifters SRAM Red Front Derailleur SRAM Red Rear Derailleur SRAM Red Crank SRAM Red 53/39 Cassette SRAM OpenGlide 1090 11-26, 10 speed Pedals n/a Other Components Saddle Bontrager Race X Lite Seat Post Carbon seat mast cap Handlebars Bontrager Race XXX Lite VR, 31.8mm Stem Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carbon, 7 degree, 31.8mm Headset Cane Creek IS-8 Integrated w/cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy; 1 1/8\" top, 1.5\" bottom Brakeset SRAM Red Private Message me for more info
  4. ok we are a family of 4 ,a 3 yearold , a 10 yearold :wubclub: and :chatterbox:the naggin parents . Give me the name and best 5 points of your suburb and the worst 5 points of your suburb :tongue:Just trying to get a feel for some of the suburbs Thanks Brides x
  5. Hi, I am in the fortunate position of having a Aus passport. I live in the UK, been back here for nearly 5 years now. But we have just about had enough of the grey weather, and the grey attitudes, and are seriously thinking about moving back to Aus. The problem is, we came back here and bought our house, pretty much at the peak of house prices. In the last 4.5 years, the amount it has gone up in value, is negligible, especially as we have spent a fair bit on it, we would not get our money back from it. In this time, prices have continued to rise in Aus, and with the horrendous exchange rate, we are finding the financial aspect of returning to Aus quite alarming :shocked: So how should we proceed, financially? If we rented our house out here, we would have an income of approx £250-£300 pcm, after all bills paid. But we would have the problem of maintaining a rental property from overseas. And then sell it when the exchange rate improves? But how hard would that be? from overseas? And then of course we would have to rent in Aus, and the rental costs look pretty scary to me too $400 per week, thats a lot of money (there are 4 of us, and Lulu the cat) Or should we just sell up, take the money, and do what we can with it? Just not sure what to do. We have a decent life here, would hate to make the upheaval of moving (again), and then find ourselves miserable because we can't afford a house either to buy or rent. Please, throw in your tuppence worth! Thanks, Rob
  6. If there is anyone out there that needs to sell either their car or motorcycle quickly in Australia, please get in touch. I would prefer motorcycles as I've just moved to Oz and am shipping a bike over but want to do a bit of Ebaying whilst I'm looking for a job so would be interested in bikes of any type. Private message me via this site and i'll be in touch straight away. Thanks Nat
  7. bloomersthebear

    Sell or rent?

    Hello guys, Bit of a tiswas this end and was wondering if anyone has or is in the same boat? Basically, been in Oz 4 years. Have bought in Wellington Point brisbane. Had it for a year and a half. 4 bed with pool. close to schools, and railway line to city etc. paid $468k and borrowed $374k. My job in Pomme land gave me a career break back in 2007 and Im due back at the end of the year. Its a pull but were most likely going. (to return sometime later with any luck). Question is,.. sell or rent??? we are leaning more to renting, but we have no idea what the pitfalls are and whats required of us as a potential landlords. Tax implications, now and in the future should we decide to sell?? If the inland revenue need to know?? does the tax office here need to know? What tax breaks if any would be helpful?? A PM or just a realestate agent? costs?? I know its alot to ask ask, but any titbits or advice would be great. Properties like ours are renting for around the $450-475 a week and our lovely mortgage nails us $2000pm interest only. cheers,
  8. Hi all, We have got a CO 3 weeks ago & if all goes well we should be getting our visa soon. We are in a REAL BIG dilemma right now - we bought a house in Sep last year as we got fed up with waiting for visa and with putting our life on hold. We had an agent round yesterday who said the house is worth the same amount as we paid - we have had new bathroom done, new floors, tiled the kitchen, done the garden etc - all this extra work came to about £7000 and we have got a loan for it. Now, we are in real dilemma - should we sell the house or rent it? If we sell it, we would loose about £15 k in total. We could rent it but then there will always be something here in the UK that we have to go back to and what if it needs any repairs? Then it would cost us even more! Also, you never know if the people living in your house would look after the house or they could just trash it. What has everyone else done? And if we rent it, how would we go about selling it? Would we have to come back to the UK or can you appoint an agent to do all the paperwork for you?And lastly, if we rent it, we won't have any money to take to OZ with us as we have put all our savings down as a deposit. Any feedback anyone could offer would be really appreciated as we really don't know what to do for the best. Many thanks.
  9. Hiya! After looking round various schools for my daughter to start prep in jan and hearing contradicting reports about every school I thought I'd open it up on here... So, sell your kids school - pros and cons! We are in the catchment for Talara Primary and Meridan State School, and know other schools in caloundra area don't have catchments (e.g. Currimundi primary) So... What are you waiting for - share your experiences with me please! :cute: Jo x
  10. Guest

    Struggling to sell my car

    Hi Guys Im struggling to sell my Car i move back to the UK in feb and still no joy in selling my car. As i still owe finance on it i need a reasonable price for it Does anyone have any suggestions how how to work around this or any things i can try to sell it. Your help will be greatly apprecaited. James
  11. Guest

    Sell or Take Home Furniture?

    Hi, we are moving back home in January but not sure we should take all furniture back with us or see if we can sell it here. If i knew it would all sell then i would. Would anyone be interested? We fly on the 18th so would need our beds etc...so maybe a few days before we can sell items, so if youre interested let me know. Its all 3 months old, will sell for $6000 still got receipts. We have 3 Queensize Beds with Mattresses 2 Dark Brown Chest of Drawers 6 Dark Brown Bedside Tables Beige Large Corner Settee Dark Brown/Frosted Glass Top Coffee Table Dark Brown TV Stand Dark Brown Tall Book Shelf 42" Samsung Plasma TV Samsung Blu-Ray DVD Player Dark Brown Unit Dark Brown/Frosted Glass Top Dining Table and 6 Dark Brown Chairs Bunnings Outdoor Table and 6 Chairs with Parasol and Stand 4 Burner BBQ with Side Grill with cover and accessories Medium Sized Red Rug Dark Brown Slim Hall Table with Frosted Glass Top White Microwave Iron Board/Iron Pull Along Hoover Samsung Front Loader Washing Machine Samsung Silver Fridge/Freezer White Kettele/Toaster Cutlery and Plates etc.... Gillian
  12. Guest

    To sell or not to sell?

    We are planning to move back to the UK in the second half of 2012. I will fly back with the children before my husband in order to settle them into school, he will return after his work contract ends in the October. The thing I am wondering is, would it be better to sell everything off and start from scratch again? I've been looking around the house thinking a few things will need replacing in a few years - 3 kids will definately need new beds, a new sofa and livingroom furniture will need replacing, dining room table would be lucky to survive another move. Most of our large electricals are fairly new but again these are easy things to sell.......something my husband could do after I move back and we can air freight our little items such as towels, linen, small electrical appliances, pictures, toys - things we sent by air freight when we moved here. So I'm asking for opinions, is it really worth spending say $7k on a 20ft container or should we cut out losses and start again? The UK seems to have fantastic sales going on at the moment, loads of half price beds, mattresses, sales on suites, furniture, etc. Thanks, Julz
  13. We're 6 months into a 12 month lease and our landlord is putting the place on the market. I'd be interested in understand where we stand in terms of breaking our lease. The new agents have said that the buyer would have to honour our lease and couldn't kick us out until then at the earliest. I would rather move sooner than later if they have other plans for us come 6 months time, and happy to do so too as we only wanted a 6 month lease in the first place and aren't 100% happy with our current pad. I know that if we broke our lease whilst with current landlord, we'd be responsible for agency/new-tenant-finding fees of approx 2x weeks rent, plus any rent until the place is re-let.. But what about with the new landlord? Would the same still apply?
  14. Hi all, my family and I are making the move to Adelaide in November. I've enrolled with Peer to do the Wiring Rules exam with the studying done here in the UK. I have the 3008, 3012, and ETSA rules books from Peer, but not the 3000:2007 Wiring Rules book, as I was promised a copy from someone, but they have let me down. Do any of you guys have one in good condition that you would be willing to sell me and also post to the UK? Any help would be very much appreciated. Regards, Gez
  15. boogaloo

    Sell or rent?

    We have had our 176 SS visa since April 2009 (validated last year) and struggling to sell house - we have now changed agents, reduced price again and are re-mortgaging and advertising to rent and sell - see what happens first! OH been offered a job in Perth and kids got a place in great school starting 12 October this year! We hear lots of horror stories about renting UK homes while in Oz but we really want to go now! Can't decide whether to rent and go asap or wait for a buyer! Any advice greatly appreciated for those in same boat!
  16. cartertucker

    Brisbane: Sell your suburb

    Great idea for a thread...look forward to reading other posts One thing i'd like to also see mentioned is 'beach life' & how far from the beach the areas are...that'd be fab! :spinny: Kelly.:smile:
  17. Hi, We are just about to put the house on the market, and trying to choose an estate agent to go with. I ruled one out straight away, then saw 2 more and like both, although one was slightly cheaper. One is selling a house behind us (just went on a few weeks ago) and the other is selling 3 nearby (which have been on for around 6 months). Should I go with a totally different one, or just go for the cheapest, or is it better to stick to one already selling houses in our estate? I am not sure, so seeing another tomorrow as they are with GSPC and not selling any in our estate just now. Both I've seen so far have the same marketing fee, but different commission rates. One offers a free home report, which you need in Scotland, and is charged at £499 + VAT by the other EA. I'm veering towards this one as that saving is quite good. Its made up partly in their commission, as instead of a %'age on the selling price, they have a flat rate. Arrgghhh, should it be this hard deciding, and do none of them really sell your house? Is it basically the buyer who decides by looking at the properties online then us doing the selling when they view it? Shaz
  18. Guest

    Sell Tassie to me

    Hi, This is my first ever post on PIO and I hope you all can help me. I’ve recently had a couple of successful telephone interviews for nursing jobs in Australia. One of these was in Perth; the other....you’ve guessed it.....is in Tasmania. The Royal Hobart Hospital to be exact. Now I need to decide where to move. Both employers are willing to sponsor me for permanent residency and so I consider myself very lucky. I’ve spent the first couple of weeks of my PIO membership by reading many of the posts on moving to and living in Tasmania. These have been really interesting and helpful. However I wondered whether some of the regulars could help out by simply selling Tassie to me. I have visited once before, but that was all the way back in 1990! I was on the island for about 4 weeks and did some apple picking down in the Huon Valley. I was really impressed by what I saw then. About me. I’m a single bloke who loves cycle touring, playing the drums and the occasional session of windsurfing. At 43 years old I’m also a little more mature than the average migrant (if that makes any difference). Thanks very much.
  19. loubylou475

    Electrical items take or sell??

    Hi all I've read up on a few posts re taking/leaving electrical items but we were looking around at our household electrics and we own heaps of items with plugs!! I've managed to sell our (dusty) treadmill by chance today but we're wondering if to bother taking the fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher?? I know it's a personal decision really but although these are matching kitchen appliances they are a few yrs old..... never did I think the day would come where I'd lose sleep over kitchen appliances!!! Thanks guys! Loubylou
  20. I am a nz moving to melbourne in sept. We have a house to sell here in nz. If we sell it while in australia after sept, will we have to pay any taxes on it such as stamp duty? We this also mean that we no longer qualify for first home buyers grants Help!!! If this is the case, we would definately be best to sell the house before moving to australia, even at a reduced price. . ..
  21. Ok as i have posted before we have lost our buyer and are now back on the market, are getting viewers but nothing as yet, Heres the Dilemma, we now have someone intersted in renting, its the sister of a very good friend of mine, we know we can trust her we wouldnt need an agent and she is willing to show the house off to prospective purchasers when we decide to put the house back up for sale, about 9 months time, The dates work the rental income works, but still not sure what to do, my gut feeling is saying rent, but still unconvinced, Not sure how i feel about leaving a lot of money in banks at the min so would it be better to leave it in the house :arghh: Any help would help, or just some friendly comments. Tracey
  22. colin&louise

    Can't sell our house!!

    After having our house on the market for 6mths it is beginning to feel like we will never get back home(UK)!! Doing as much as we can but feels like we're getting know where. Not even one offer on the house!! Just keep hoping and praying that it will sell. My family and I have been in Oz for nearly 3yrs and have our Aussie citizenship. At the moment just feels like we are living in limbo as we are unable to make any future plans about moving back. We have two girls 6 & 9 and would love to get them back into school for September as the eldest is due to start a new school. Just wish we could move on with our lives and start living again!!
  23. jools123

    HELP ; sell or not sell????

    hi guys, we cant make a decision wether to sell our house, we put it on the market before the sep changes thinking things could go quite quick and we wanted to be ready, as it was it took ages for my tra to come back in and we ended up applying for 175 and wa ss in october, our agent says wa ss could be anouther 2 months away and we have a buyer with the asking price, but do we move out and rent? which could be for a very long time. the other thing is im a hairdresser and this trade seems to be getting a lot of stick lately is it likley to be on wa list with new changes coming up, if not whould our app be at bottom of list? sorry for all the questions and bad spelling:biggrin: would appreciate anyones thoughts on this. jools x
  24. Hiya, Well it's took 16 months for us to get the old "we ain't goin back"syndrome firmly ensconced in our bonce.Ya know what it's like,got a lovely house in the UK,it's rented to good tenants,pays for itself,sit on the fence here ,see what happens.Well now we know it's better here in OZ for us,but no one wants to cough up our asking price,which is 40 grand less than when we put it up for sale in march 2008.Seems like you have to lose loads to get shut there now,anyone else in a similar situ on here now.
  25. Guest

    Rent or sell in UK

    Hi all at POI, I need some advice please. With the fall in value of the AU$ to the GBP and the current house prices in the UK pretty static. Is it worth renting our UK house out and renting in Oz for a few years until things improve? (if they ever do) I've heard that there are big tax implications on having property in the UK which you get rent for? Has anyone done this? Thanks in advance. Andy