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    house prices in adelaide

    Hi all, We have recently moved to Adelaide and we are now thinking of buying a house in the eastern suburbs. Does anyone know what is happening with the house prices in the eastern suburbs? Are they going up and what is the forecast for 2018? many thanks masha
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    house prices in adelaide

    Hi guys, We are thinking about Burnisde, Linden park or any other suburb which is in the catchment of Glenunga high school. We are aware of current prices however does anyone know if they are still increasing or have they plateaued out?
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    mortgage broker

    Dear all, We came to Adelaide a year and a half ago on a 457 skilled migrant visa. We are now looking to buy a house. Would anyone be able to recommend a good mortgage broker? many thanks Masha
  4. Dear all, We came to Adelaide a year and a half ago on a 457 skilled migrant visa. We are now looking to buy a house. Would anyone be able to recommend a good agent who could talk us through the process? And can anyone recommend a good conveyancer? Also did anyone have any experience of getting an exemption certificate for an established dwelling? many thanks Masha
  5. Hi, Do you remember if you applied for an approval for a specific property or did you get an exemption certificate which would last for 6 months. many thanks masha
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    Car rental

    Hi All, We are moving to Adelaide in two weeks time and we plan to rent out a car for the first month. Can anyone recommend any car rental place in North Adelaide? or tell us who to avoid! many thanks Maria
  7. Dr Hinkley at Golden Way Medical Centre (IPN centre close to Golden Grove village) is very very good. He is well trained UK GP, experienced (but not too old), always listens, I like him a lot, he also has good reviews on google. I hope it helps. masha
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    Hi all, Can anyone recommend a good brand of hoover which is good for carpets and for cleaning laminate flooring as well? Maria
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    thank you very much for all replies.
  10. Hi all We are looking at houses in the Wynn Vale and Golden Grove areas of the city. Does anyone have any experience with these primary schools, they appear to be very similar on paper but anyone's personal experience of these schools would be greatly appreciated. Also are there any playgroups/toddlers groups that anyone can recommend in either of these two areas. Many thanks Maria
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    booster seat for 6 years old

    thank you very much for all of the replies we eventually got one from Big W
  12. Hi all, we are relocating to Adelaide in 2 days time and will be staying in North Adelaide to start with. We are planning to buy a car but would you be able to recommend a place, ideally not far from CBD or North Adelaide where we could get a booster seat for our 6 years old. thank you
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    Buying a new car

    Hi all, We're arriving in Adelaide in little over a week's time and we are planning to rent a car to start with but would also like to buy a new car sometime in June. We would want to buy a new Kia Sportage as it's large and cheap enough. Is there a kia garage in Adelaide or does anyone know of a good car dealership where we can get a new car from. many thanks Masha
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    how to secure a rental

    Hi all, We have recently arrived in Adelaide and we are trying to get a long term rental in the Golden Grove or Wynn vale areas. We sent a few on-line requests to agents to view the properties but received very few replies. We liked one particular property and we were trying to arrange a viewing however the agent did not reply to our phone messages or emails and before a date was set for the opening the property was taken off the market. Are we missing a trick here? Is there a way of securing a property without going through the formal process? Any advice or experience would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Maria
  15. Hi all, we are moving to Adelaide at the end of May/begging of June and will not be taking any of our furniture. We ll be happy to buy some or all furniture from anyone who is heading back to the UK. thank you
  16. Hi all, We are relocating to Adelaide next week and we want to purchase a new car. On the website we saw a reasonably priced demo car but the cost is described as excluding governmental charges. Does anyone know what these charges actually are, is it stamp duty/VAT? and how much they will be? many thanks Maria
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    government charges when buying a new car

    hi All, many thanks for your replies, it's very helpful, would you also be able to recommend any particular insurer or a broker? thank you.
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    Buying a new car

    That's great, many thanks for the tips. We want to get an Si type, probably petrol as it's a little bit cheaper. All the prices on the websites say "excluding government charges" do you know what this refers to and how much these charges are, many thanks. Also, do you know if there is any chance of getting interest free finance or even if this is offered in Australia? many thanks Maria
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    mobile phone providers

    Hi all, We're moving to Adelaide at the end of May. Ideally we are going to put Australian Sim cards into our UK bought samsung phones. Can anyone recommend a particular provider or suggest which ones to avoid! Also how easy is it to get a contract as we will not have a permanent address when we first arrive. many thanks Maria.
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    457 visa

    Thank you very much for your advice, very helpful. We had a look and it appears that we'll be able to apply for PR but the employer recommends a 457 initially as it's quicker to obtain. Our plan is to get to Adelaide, settle and then start applying for PR. Would you be able to recommend any reputable immigration agents in Adelaide/SA who would be able to help us with this. Many thanks again.
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    457 visa

    We have recently applied for a 457 visa nominated by the employer for three years. I had my medical but none of the rest of my family were given HAP-IDs for medicals, does this sound right? Also does anyone know how long roughly it takes to be granted the visa after submitting it many thanks Maria
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    457 visa

    thank you for replies, we are planning to have a PR, do you know how soon after arriving we could apply for it??,
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    long term rentals

    Hi Steve, that's great, many thanks for the reply
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    long term rentals

    Hi all, Apologies if these questions have been asked already but which sites would you recommend for long term rentals apart from realestate.com and domain.com. Also, which documents do we need in order to secure a long term rent? We won't be able to get a reference as we have a house in the UK, will they accept anything instead of a reference? Also, do we need to complete the application form before an inspection or do we do it afterwards if we like the property? We would be grateful for any advice, many thanks Maria

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