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Given that migration has more or less ground to a halt during the pandemic are you still planning to soldier on and come ( eventually ) or have you given up and decided to stay put ?

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I already have my PR and made my first entry last year. I was all set to move there by Aug/Sep of this year but i have put things on hold for a while as i don't want to travel as soon as flights start to operate. 

 

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We are planning to move in ~ September 2021 now, or a year later than planned.  Dependencies are selling the house (probably listing in September to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday which on our house is worth £15k to a buyer), and the WA economy not being buggered.


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1 hour ago, Jon the Hat said:

We are planning to move in ~ September 2021 now, or a year later than planned.  Dependencies are selling the house (probably listing in September to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday which on our house is worth £15k to a buyer), and the WA economy not being buggered.

I should say my family are all citizens and I have PR validated last year with until November 2023 to move.


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We managed to sell our house in the pandemic for a decent price and complete on the 13th of August.  Currently we are considering waiting out a month or two on a Greek island (possibly Samos) and then hoping Thailand or Bali will open up and stay there for a bit until Melbourne opens.  As far as I can see on facebook forums everyone is being bumped off flights unless they pay exorbitant fare prices.  Also, PR visa entry date is by 21st January and hopefully we will make it in on time.

 

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2 hours ago, Slackbladder said:

We managed to sell our house in the pandemic for a decent price and complete on the 13th of August.  Currently we are considering waiting out a month or two on a Greek island (possibly Samos) and then hoping Thailand or Bali will open up and stay there for a bit until Melbourne opens.  As far as I can see on facebook forums everyone is being bumped off flights unless they pay exorbitant fare prices.  Also, PR visa entry date is by 21st January and hopefully we will make it in on time.

 

Not sure that Thailand would be a good option. I have a friend living there and he daren’t leave because he says he wouldn’t get back in at the moment. 

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There are moments however when it all seems like too much to start all over again.  Pfff.

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We are going for it, it's now or never, we've come this far to give up now. 😉😉

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On other news, we have someone who wants to buy our house, they just need to sell theirs first.  Not going to get too excited at this stage.

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7 hours ago, Jon the Hat said:

On other news, we have someone who wants to buy our house, they just need to sell theirs first.  Not going to get too excited at this stage.

Thats great!!

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On 05/08/2020 at 14:58, Jon the Hat said:

On other news, we have someone who wants to buy our house, they just need to sell theirs first.  Not going to get too excited at this stage.

Join us on the road to nowhere.....🤣

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So long as you’re not looking at Victoria everything should be fine. I think the rest of Australia are doing ok though NewSouth is a bit dodgy.

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Yeah looking at Perth, but to be honest still slightly worried that our standard of living might be lower than now If I can't land a good job.


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On 31/07/2020 at 19:42, Jon the Hat said:

There are moments however when it all seems like too much to start all over again.  Pfff.

Don't ever give up on your dreams, mate.

Cheers, Bobj.

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Well we have now an offer on the house after 3 weeks on the market!  Cue months of worry about it actually getting to completion!

Still planning for September 21 as our move date, hoping things have settled down by then.

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On 09/11/2020 at 20:16, Jon the Hat said:

Well we have now an offer on the house after 3 weeks on the market!  Cue months of worry about it actually getting to completion!

Still planning for September 21 as our move date, hoping things have settled down by then.

Fingers crossed for you @Jon the Hat, and for us too - our house is under offer and we're not far off completing - just waiting for our buyer's mortgage to be formally approved.

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On 21/11/2020 at 23:13, Wanderer Returns said:

Fingers crossed for you @Jon the Hat, and for us too - our house is under offer and we're not far off completing - just waiting for our buyer's mortgage to be formally approved.

Good news!  We have the buyers mortgage valuation tomorrow so fingers crossed.  I am hoping the Stamp duty holiday motivates everyone to complete in good time!

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15 hours ago, Jon the Hat said:

Good news!  We have the buyers mortgage valuation tomorrow so fingers crossed.  I am hoping the Stamp duty holiday motivates everyone to complete in good time!

Hi Jon, yes I gather that everyone over there is keen to complete their sales before the end of next March, but lenders are only approving mortgages for one month in some cases, which is causing a lot of problems because people can't complete in time.

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7 hours ago, Wanderer Returns said:

Hi Jon, yes I gather that everyone over there is keen to complete their sales before the end of next March, but lenders are only approving mortgages for one month in some cases, which is causing a lot of problems because people can't complete in time.

We are moving into rental so fingers crossed, but a month from this week would be a bit tricky!!

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Just wondering if you can actually get to Australia at the moment ? I know they were talking about repatriation of residents from overseas but not sure if anyone else can come.

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You can enter Australia if you have PR, and certain other visas I believe.  Flights seem to be the main issue.


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7 hours ago, starlight7 said:

Just wondering if you can actually get to Australia at the moment ? I know they were talking about repatriation of residents from overseas but not sure if anyone else can come.

Yes, there are several PIO members who have posted about their (migration) arrival since borders were "closed".  Not actually closed, but restricted.

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