Iím beginning to think the dream is over before itís begun.
Weíve submitted the 475 app & the way things are going will have a visa by mid 2009. Weíve been looking at putting the house on the market & whilst prices have been quite stable in our area, people are now starting to knock £20-30K off the asking price. Thatís before the offers come in under the asking price. This would just wipe out most of the equity we have & if went went to Adelaide would be going with only a few grand to start our new lives after the expenses in getting there. No job to go to, no lump sum in the bank for a house deposit & a very uncertain job market. If it didnít work out, weíd come back skint in 6-9 months! Financially, it makes no sense to go & with no economic upturn predicted to START until mid/late 2010, it doesnít look like delaying going until late 2010 by doing a quick validation trip mid 2010 would help either. Itís possible, even probable that house prices in the UK will continue to drop for some time. Renting the house out wouldnít work financially either.
The alternative also scares the life out of me Ė staying here, living in an area we donít want to live, working in jobs we hate, with no light at the end of the tunnel. Wanting to live in Adelaide. What kind of life is that?
Short of winning the lottery, it looks like the dream is just that.
Can anyone offer up any ideas???