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Hi Guys , we have just had the best news Visa granted for western Aus yey !!!!

It seems to have been a real slog with one thing or another ,

At first we applied for Canberra only to have the rug pulled from under our feet by them wanting evidence of funds up front,

Like most people we have money tied up in property but not in cash .

However Emigrating Solutions quickly sorted us a application for W/A and within 4 days we had the sponsorship approved .

My main concern now is selling the family home it has been up for sale for 3months and no-one has even been over the threshold Agghhh .

I no there must be many worrying about the same thing but does anyone have any advice

or tips .

We have come so far and wont be scuppered at the last hurdle .

 

Thanks

 

Bitzy

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Hi, no tips or advice but we are in exactly the same situation. We have our visas for WA and are just about to put our house on the market. Without a sale we do not have the money to go......lets keep fingers crossed for all in the same situation.

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Hi we in same boat . House been on market since April had a few viewings

But no offers . Now getting into winter not looking good for a sale now till into next year .

Just want it away then off to Melbourne .

Good luck with your house sale .

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Hi my advice would be to rent it if you can, taking alot of money would be a good idea, plus people are crying out to rent these days as it's harder to get on the housing market, and if things go **** up in aus u are still on the housing ladder, try taking just enough funds to set up in wa and start earning the dollar hope this helps

Lee

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Hi

 

I am leaving in 2 weeks, no takers for either sale or rent, so starting to panic. Think Estate agents just stick stuff on intrernet and hope for the best to be honest, told s they could get a tennant in 2 weeks when we moved it from sale to rental..........

 

Really hoping it comes together

 

Sarah


Sarah :rolleyes:

Arrived in VIC 18th November 2011

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Thanks for the feed back guys sounds like we are all up the same creek , our house is a big old police house really beautiful and up for sale for a fairly high price ,

the estate agent has said renting would not be a option as people wouldnt want to pay the fee ,

We have been told we have to make first entry by September 2012 so not in a blind pannick yet just need to get rid so that we can get off like you all .

good luck to you all on your selling .

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Anything will sell or rent if the price is low enough

 

....the sales market is really, really flat at the moment though, unfortunately, and that is the case virtually everywhere. There just aren't the first time buyers coming into the market (because they can't get the loans and because of uncertainty about the economic future) to push the market along

 

You can do what you can - do your research on prices and be realistic about asking price, tart it up and make sure it's presented really well all the time to the right market, manage (badger!) your agent, but you can't magic buyers out of thin air unfortunately. So if you're really, really desperate you can always get a sale but you'll probably have to take a lot less than you wanted to, and with the exchange rate at the moment you'll get even less A$ than you wanted on top

 

So if you possibly can, rent it out. Rental market is much stronger than sales because of all those FTBs who can't buy

 

Having said that, we have just sold ours, but we felt we had to because it's a very old property that needs constant maintenance (we put £1500 a year aside for that, and spend it) and we didn't want the hassle of trying to manage it from the other side of the world

 

Good luck

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Thanks Pint pot for you reply , Our house is a large old one not apparently ideal for renting although it is a fantastic solid old place .

We have spent years renovating it and I suppose we will have to drop the price eventually

but reluctantly

Ideally we would take a small drop , sell the house , get over to WA and start earning the AU$ as soon as possible .

Fingers crossed and well done for selling your house at least some houses are selling .

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We are in the same boat too, we have dropped ours 3 times and still nothing, the odd viewing but nothing serious. Ours is a large detached old style like a barn conversion, it seems that the higher end of the market is struggling more than most, getting fed up with it too. Been on the market since March and i think that if no offer in the next 6-8 weeks then we need to rent out as we are leaving at the beginning of January! Stressful times!


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We are in the same boat too, we have dropped ours 3 times and still nothing, the odd viewing but nothing serious. Ours is a large detached old style like a barn conversion, it seems that the higher end of the market is struggling more than most, getting fed up with it too. Been on the market since March and i think that if no offer in the next 6-8 weeks then we need to rent out as we are leaving at the beginning of January! Stressful times!

 

When we moved from sale to rental our estate agent said he would have us a tennant in a month, six weeks on, only 2 viewing and I leave in two weeks!

 

Its a 3 bed detached in a really nice area, no idea whats going on....


Sarah :rolleyes:

Arrived in VIC 18th November 2011

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When we moved from sale to rental our estate agent said he would have us a tennant in a month, six weeks on, only 2 viewing and I leave in two weeks!

 

Its a 3 bed detached in a really nice area, no idea whats going on....

 

I don't understand that, I rented a house in Sheffield not long ago and the market was red hot.... Anything decent got snapped up

 

Have you tried using one of the specialist letting agents like Mike Jolly?

 

Good luck!

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I don't understand that, I rented a house in Sheffield not long ago and the market was red hot.... Anything decent got snapped up

 

Have you tried using one of the specialist letting agents like Mike Jolly?

 

Good luck!

 

Using one of the national estate agents, but we are 10 miles out, houses in HIllsborough are being snapped up... apparently...:mad:


Sarah :rolleyes:

Arrived in VIC 18th November 2011

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having awful trouble selling our house in the UK. been on market for nearly 2 years, sold it 4 times and today the 4th one pulled out again :(

have an 11 year old due to go to secondary school next year and a 16 year old about to take gcse's, was hoping to be in perth for the new school year in feb, but not looking like we're ever going to get there!

feeling very low and very dispondent


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having awful trouble selling our house in the UK. been on market for nearly 2 years, sold it 4 times and today the 4th one pulled out again :(

have an 11 year old due to go to secondary school next year and a 16 year old about to take gcse's, was hoping to be in perth for the new school year in feb, but not looking like we're ever going to get there!

feeling very low and very dispondent

 

You must feel so sick, so sorry for you, the whole UK is a mess at the moment. I move out of the house this weekend, but no buyer or tennant as yet.... flights booked, I am going, just going to be a tough time paying a mortgage and rent!

 

Sarah


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Arrived in VIC 18th November 2011

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