... if you're homesick & missing England!
We're going to be heading back shortly - probably around the end of May. Anyone got any hints/tips on the whole thing?
Things we're looking at are -
Removals - we've got a few quotes coming in. We're looking at upwards of $13k for a 40' sea container plus insurance which is running at around 3.5 - 4% of value. Anyone got any particular recommendations?
House cleaning - just to make things easier for us. Carpets really, and a general wipe down.
Telephones - we've got telstra mobiles, landline & broadband. Are we likely to get hit with huge fees for termination? Should we just quietly leave it?
Cars - we will have two for sale - a very nice 2004 Toyota Kluger Grande 4x4; Silver, 7 seats, all leather (rear two fold away into floor), integrated touch screen sat nav. Touch screen also controls climate control, radio, cd stacker, tape deck & various information screens. Wood trim, sunroof, electric seats, roofbars, nudge/roo bar at front, Toyota tow-bar at rear, chrome side-steps, privacy glass on rear & side windows. Absolute top of the range. New was $68 000. Selling for $30 500 to include service now & 30 months factory bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Also a 2001 (I think) Suzuki Baleno Cavaliero - 3-door hatchback, white, 1.6l manual, air-con, cd/radio/tape, tinted windows side & rear. A terrific little car, asking $6000 ono.
Also... the house! Lovely 4/5 bedroom house in Coromandel Valley. Big open fireplace in lounge. Generally open-plan downstairs living plus 2/3 bedrooms & bathroom downstairs. Upstairs master bedroom with en-suite, another bedroom, minstrel gallery landing & study with desk & bookshelves. Very large plot with lots of trees & 3 lawns. Double garage plus double carport. Covered outside entertainment area. 15 mins walk to Craigburn Primary school & 5 mins drive to Coromandel Valley Primary (International Baccalaureate). Both very good schools. $440/wk
Please give me any hints & tips on the move back. PM me if you're interested in the house or cars.