Guest natdan

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    Guest natdan

    We are a family of 4 from Dukinfield in cheshire , hopeing to be in adelaide by christmas . our visas were granted in jan 08 [ 136 subclass ] and need to be activated by mid december 08. we have 2 problems though , firstly our 18 year old daughter has decided to stay in the uk [ god knows why ]. me and the oh and our 10 year old son want to be there so soon. secondly the housing market in the uk is slow at the moment , house prices dropping etc. [ oh is a manager at the estate agents, dont slag her off ]. By the way we visited oz in december o6/o7 we went to sydney/adelaide where we visited our best mates who emigrated 4/5 years ago who live in modbury. We liked adelaide so much ,we just fell in love with the plaice [cant say exactly why] We hope to be there soon. we used four corners as agents they were very good and so helpful. sorry for going on , have used this site and got so much help and advice from you all, just had to join . thanks again wayne n louise. ;););)

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    Guest Django

    Hi Wayne and Louise,

     

    Welcome to the boards. We are selling our house off cheap so we can move out. Like you we have to validate by December. As the market is pants and shows no sign it will improve to have the move done in time for us to go, we have decided to cut our losses and just go.

     

    If Louise can't shift your house then what hope for the rest of us? :biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    You caugh me out though. I thought your names were gonna be Nat and Dan. :biglaugh:

     

    Pete

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    Guest sprayer

    Hi Wayne & Louise

     

    We live not too far from you in Royton, Oldham. We only applied for our visa in March but decided to sell our house now. We accepted an offer 5 weeks ago and are now waiting for surveyor.

    Good luck and welcome.

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    Guest natdan

    hi pete , nat and dan are the bratz. your so right louise says just sell and go, things are only gonna get worse. just need to find a buyer though, she better get her finger out or change jobs. still dreamin,so sick of rip off uk , crime and this crap weather. and my crap footy team. blue moon.

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    welcome to PIA, you have found the best way of making your move a success. Lots of great people on here with a vast amount of information.

    Good news on the visa and ggood luck witht he house sale.

    Never know your eldest may come round eventually and will head off with you

     

    Good luck

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    Guest natdan

    Hi warren/jill hope everything goes well with the sale ,good luck. are you using a agent, our visa application took about 9 months or so hope yours is as quick , so you can get them flights booked. have you visited oz. good luck again. wayne n louise.

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    Guest natdan

    Thanks roll on june for you and your family, hope to be there soon 3 or 4 of us. do you have any idea where your gonna settle and are you gonna rent or buy. good luck whatever you decide. wayne n louise n family.

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    Thanks roll on june for you and your family, hope to be there soon 3 or 4 of us. do you have any idea where your gonna settle and are you gonna rent or buy. good luck whatever you decide. wayne n louise n family.

     

    we will be up near andrews farm to the north in our house we already have there. Im sure there will be 4 going when you go.

     

    Thanks and good luck

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    Guest jax

    Hi Natdan

     

    I'm sure your daughter will go when the time comes. I had the same problem with my daughter, she is 20 now and we aren't making the move until Jul 09. When we applied I made her promise that she would come, despite where she was in her life, give it 2 years...until we get citizenship and then if she didn't like it then she could return to the Uk, but would always be able to come back to Oz. She agreed at the time, and has changed her mind a few times now (there have been quite a lot of heated debates about it!). In the end, I got so fed up of it I told her to stay in UK if she wanted. I don't know if that frightened her, but she has now decided to come over and is looking forward to it. You should tell your daughter to give it time and if she doesn't like it then return. She won't know if she doesn't try. My daughter has a couple of friends who now want to go as well. They will come out on a working holiday visa. I'm sure they will also like it as they are all outgoing and friendly and the ozzie way of life will suit them to a t! Maybe you could also suggest something like that to her aswell. (most kids take time out to travel and I'm sure she'll have some friends who would love the chance to do that!) Only a suggestion....but it may help! But at the end of the day don't worry about it. I'm sure she will panic at the thought of you leaving her behind!

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    Guest steve&tracy

    Hi Nat/Dan

    we too have a daughter who didn't want to come out but eventually she decided to come with us.She will be 17 in a couple of months time.She doesn't know what she wants to do but at least she is willing to give it a go. I'm sure your Daughter will come round.I hope she does and there will be a few teenagers/early twenty year olds about to make friends/socialise e.t.c.

    Good luck

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    Guest Sharon and Paul

    hi natdan, If you are having trouble selling your house then things are bad allround? i was getting paranoid that we not getting much interest in our's ? may be things will pick up for us all ? Good luck . ATB Paul (hope you get a good rate , otherwise i would find another estate agent), Ha HA.

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    Guest natdan

    Hi jackie, your so right thats exactly what my wife keeps saying,but we also have the added problem of her boyfriend aswell [ 1st proper boyfriend ]. we have told her he could follow us out there, you know how it is. we just pray it works out as we are close family and could not leave her behind. thanks for your comments ,and good luck with your move,wayne n louise.

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    Hi sharon and paul , if OH doesnt get it sold soon i"ll be looking for another wife aswell as estate agent ?? good luck with yours. wayne n louise.

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    Hi steve / tracey, glad to hear your all going together, hope we do to. teenagers who"d have em, should of all gone years ago then we wouldnt have all this hassle. hopefully it will all be worth it good luck and enjoy australia. wayne n louise.

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    Hi all.

     

    For those of you trying to sell your house in the UK, have you considered renting it out? There was quite a long thread on this recently for others in the same situation.

     

    Inevitably the housing will pick up and prices will also over the longer term. It seems a shame to have to drop thousands of pounds (double in A$$$).

     

    Andy

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    Guest mOZzy

    hello and welcome to pia :wubclub:

    good for 'finally' joining in ;)

     

    is your daughter coming with you to validate?!?

    i've heard of many who saw it and loved it and then stayed :cute:

     

    and good luck with the house too!!

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    Guest natdan

    Hi mozzy , our daughter is definately coming with us to validate her visa , but we think she will return to the uk, at least then she as 5 years to decide , hopefully she will then return to oz. she"s been to adelaide with us in 2006 , she liked it but says the uk is her home , teenagers who" av em.[little does she know] Anyway we are hoping to be there one way or another before december. Good look with your move we hope everything will be ok for you . wayne n louise.

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