Hello I'm new here pleased to meet you all!
I have just joined this forum. My names Vicky and I'm married to Joe we have two children Jack 6 and Darcey 3. We are arriving in Adelaide on March 5th.
We are struggling to work out what to do now? Do we look for jobs 1st? house? area? schools? its soooooo confusing. Trouble is we don't feel that we can commit to any area until we have been there and seen what there all like.
Any ideas would be much appreciated
Thanks in advance
Good Evening Vicky!!
Good to have you on board! Have you been on a reccie to Adelaide before? Or are you emigrating over without ever being here?
I'm sure the gang on here will point you in the right direction.
like roo1 said the regs will be along soon but you should get in touch with tyke on the forum here, he will have possible solutions for you and he is a really nice and helpfull fellow.
Last edited by thearmchairdetective; 25-09-2007 at 01:36 PM.
It's Area and jobs really,you should try and narrow it down a bit as to which suburbs you fancy.Think if work is accessible from those areas.
Most areas have some good schools in them so you will be OK that way.
Property is becoming scarce at the moment,not much stock coming onto the market.
The long term rental situation is scare too,I'm trying to find some of our current guests some and some guests arriving in a few - not much out there.
You are right in not committing to an exact area - spend a lot of time driving through - at all times of day.
HI Vicky and Joe and welcome!!!
When you get here have a good drive around - give yourself at least a week to take in your new surroundings and have a good look around. After all you have just made a huge move and will be a little shell shocked
Once you have an idea of where to live then you know where to look for your rental. There are rentals around and we do not know anyone that took more than a couple of weeks to secure a rental they are happy with ;)
There are lots of agencies you can get in touch with for work and the local paper is a great resource too. With your little ones you will have primarys to chose from wherever you decide to live.
Just take things one step at a time and do not feel like you have to get everything sorted within one week of arriving or you will overwhelm yourself
Hi Vicky and welcome
Take the pressure off yourself and simply get here first .... we did research on the computer about areas but then I think you need to be here and drive around first before commiting to anything.
I cannot stress enough, it is all very good loving an area, but if you cannot afford to live there, then dis-regard it. All areas looks great in the UK on realestate.com but look a little different once you are here.
We tried to find work from the UK (husband a carpenter) but were told it was easier to do once here and we accounted for 2 months out of work time whilst we looked around. As it was, Keith got a job 2 weeks after getting here.
Best thing to do about many of your questions, is ask away, be specific, we are all here to help (if we can!).
He's a good old mate is TADC,known him for years,stuck together through thick and thin.
Originally Posted by dglamoore
Hopefully going to get him over here.
Thanks for all your help. I guess the hard work really starts now!!
We have decided to not apply for OAA and to look for a short term rental for a couple of weeks. That way we don't have to change schools or commit to an area we may not like for too long!!
I'm sure I will be back with more queries
Vicky you should have no problem sorting a short term rental that far in advance :v_SPIN: Best to plan ahead ;)