guspjmh

Bought our first house!

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    We are scared and excited! Bought a house in Port Noarlunga 3/4 beds about a mile back from the beach, as we couldn't afford a large plot close to the beach.

     

    Our cooling off period is over and I've paid the deposit so it's happening, in a state of shock - not sure whether I've done the right thing or not!!!

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Wow!......9 weeks in?!.....thats fast!......good luck:wink:

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    Yeah, it was fast but we love this area and houses seem to move quick. We wanted something relatively low maintenance on a good sized block, so when we saw it we leapt in!

     

    I guess we will be here for at least 4-5 years, so better off paying our mortgage than someone elses!

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    Guest Guest75

    Congratulations!!

     

    Scary innit?????

     

    The speed of the transaction is frightening as it all happens so much quicker (and better ) than the UK system.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you plan to stay a few years hopefully your property will have increased enough against the stamp duty pain .

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    Gus, you didn't mention this at the BBQ. Congrats all the same. When do you move?

     

     

    April 16th. We didn't know at bbq, it's all happened fast.

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    Congratulations. It may seem fast but if it feels right you just have to go for it. We had more or less the same thing, except for us it was a block of land we fell in love with and it took another 15 months before we actually got to move in.

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    Hi Gus: This sounds like a success story to me! You've been on a long, exciting and, at times uncertain, road for a couple of years to get to the Land of Oz, and now you've arrived it's great that you've found a spot you fancy settling on. It all sounds great to me, but if you have any doubts, just give it a couple of years at least, Gus, to see if Port Noarlunga is where you want to be, but if it's not - well, you can always try somewhere else. There's plenty of wonderful places in Oz to live; but for now, Port Noarlunga sounds just perfect. I think you're a great role model for very many people starting out on their journey to Australia. Good luck, Gus, to you and all your family!! x

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    Thanks Andrew, without you and Stacey it may have been a lot more difficult!

     

    I highly recommend the guys at Vista financial for any other Brits looking for their first Ozzie mortgage!

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    Congratulations to you and your family Gus! We should hopefully get our visas around the end of September, so looking forward to hopefully hearing about your experiences in person. :)

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    Thanks! I am working from home today, to the sound of my pool excavation outside! I guess only us poms are daft enough to put a pool in at this time of year!

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