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Well done Chris!!! Bet there was a few big phews in your house
Well we had a viewing on Saturday and they have put in a ridiculously low one time offer!!!!!
Needless to say we said thanks but no thanks!
Here and settled
Well the one time offer was not a one time offer but their first offer was so ridiculously low that the improved one wasn't much better!
The only saving grace is that every time someone comes and has a look we seem to go further down the process.
Well done Chris! I hope everything goes nice and smooth for you.
Here and settled
Low offers are what you don't need but hang in there you may get an offer at the 11th hour and September picks up for housing sales apparently
Good to hear of some progress. At least other clients will know where you stand. We are madly packing here, shippers in tomorrow, cant believe it. Its all to quick in the end.
Definitely Liz and I should be called last minute.com :) so much still to do in a week
For those of you who are madly packing, here are some tips!
Put aside your important documents e.g. passports etc that you want to bring on the flight, so that they won't be packed accidentally - by you or the shippers! If you get a strong zip up folder to keep everything safe then it's handy for bringing on the flight.
Pack cameras camcorders etc now while you aren't panicking. We lost our camera in the move - no idea where, it just didn't make it to Adelaide with us.
I would recommend scanning important docs like passports, visa grant notice, birth certs etc and saving them on a USB or similar so that if something does happen to them you at least have copies. You'll be amazed how much you need those docs the first few days you are here!
Kids toys - if your little ones can't bear to be parted from their toys, you can hold onto their favourites and post them the day before you fly, takes about a week for them to arrive, makes a big difference to them settling in. We packed ours in Ikea plastic boxes with lids, covered in parcel paper (well taped), and they arrived safe and sound.
Let your bank and credit card company know you'll be travelling (and your stopovers) so your cards won't get declined.
This is my opinion only - try not to have your final goodbyes to family at the airport - it's very stressful at the airport, worrying about flight, luggage allowance etc and you want to be able to concentrate on your goodbyes and say all the important stuff without the added pressure of making the flight! Plus if you have young kids they are already stressed about the whole thing enough without witnessing all the huge emotion just before they fly! As I said my opinion only, things work differently for everyone.
Best of luck to you all with house selling, packing and travelling!
Just feeling so much pressure at the moment, I've been pretty evil to live with just lately. Like many others have said though.....and I really do hope we will look back and either think "why did we stress so much" and "this is so worth it".
I've had a job interview via Skype, which seems to look on the positive side as I've been asked for a technical test. Not sure on the pay at the moment, but it works out to about £29.5k not sure if that will be a struggle with my Wife not working and a little one to look after, plus we're thinking about baby No.2 after we arrive in Aus. That is dividing the salary by 2.2 soooo daft question, but if I do that, do I also need to divide living expenses by 2.2 or the exchange rate? i.e. rent etc