Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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Thanks for the report.
I'm getting so excited now as it's my turn to go next week and I just can't wait to see it for myself. You make it sound lovely!
Thanks Ian for taking the time , it sounds great.
We too would love to see the photos, how can we do it? Counting down the days to our recci in September , cant wait !!
Do you plan on doing the same job once in Adelaide by the way?
thanks for taking the time to share this info! its great to hear your views especially as we prob wont be doing a reccie ourselves...just cant wait to get there now !!
Thanks for the update. Its great to hear what you thought, good and bad.
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I vote Ian and Rachel give a 60 minute presentation at the meet on Sunday. ;):D:D
Thanks for that thread
It's nice to hear what other people think of Adl.
We went for a month in April. Fantastic time!!! We found out about motgages, jobs, looked at houses, new builds and old ones. We found that new builds sometimes have hidden exras like not paved outside and you pay extra for more electrical sockets etc, so you have to make sure that you read the small print on new builds. Also you have to make sure that the house has been treated for 'white ant' it's a thing that gets into the wooden frame of the house and basically eats it. A lot of houses are now being built with steel frames. The Aussi Gov give 7000 dollars to first time buyers as well and you can also have a mortgage for as long as you like. Here it finshes at 65 but they said as long as you can still pay after that age no problem. Useful to know for a start.
We found the houses large and very airy. You can buy a really decent place for 120-180 thousand pounds and they are cheaper than that in the small towns around Adl.
I know what you mean about the pups. We nearly bought two chiwhuawa puppies. Nearly sobbing when we left the shop. Then another day there were two golden retriever pups for sale. AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!
Defo reccomend going out there for a look around first though
Glad you enjoyed it out here.... it is a beautiful place to live. Every morning I wake up and drive to work and have a stunning view of the ocean and the whole of adelaide sprawled out in front of me. breath taking!
A note about building though for all you considering it. Friends of ours have jut bought a large plot of land and have got some builders on the case. The price that most ( not all) builders quote you does not include the slab ( base) and wont include landscaping, connection to utilities....all of this is extra...also what you pay for is box standard crap really...no fancy kitchens like in the showhomes and you will end up with the same tiles in all your wet areas and more than likely the same worktops. So your kitchen will look like your bathroom etc. ( you get the gist). And upgrading what they offer is expensive. If your not bothered then it doesnt matter but if you want quality then expect to add a further $40k on top of your house price for the extras not including your base. Just to make you happy though...house prices are increasing like you wont believe ...we bought our house in dec last year and have made 50k on it already and haven't even done anything to it. It is crazy at the moment....good for those of us who have already bought ...not so good if you are looking at getting on the ladder.
Traci and the Boys.