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We've bought a house in oz - over the net!

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    Hi all

     

    Well, not sure if I like this new set-up or not...will have to get used to it.

     

    Anyway, did miss the site this morning whilst it was undergoing a facelift......had to put my news on the 'other' forum.............but anyway...

     

    Yes, We have bought a house in Adelaide, Seaford Rise..from seeing photos of it over the internet........I know, I know, its a crazy thing to do.....but we really dont want to have to rent and we just dont want to have to move our kids around if the house we did eventually buy was in a different suburb. Also the rent we would be paying would be more than our substantially lower mortgage.........so....we now have a house........

     

    .....I did get Lisa (dglmoore) to have a nosey look around for me..........so, I have someone to blame if its not upto scratch!

     

    Its so exciting....we dont have to bother with OAA anymore, but will use the meet and greet service and will book a hotel for the first 2days (in time for us to shop til we drop for essentials)

     

    .....whats the worst that can happen??

     

    ....we dont like it...we sell it....we buy another one.

     

    Speak soon

    sarahx

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    Guest bev_stef

    Hi sarah

     

    I don't believe it, that is so great, I wish i had the nerve to buy from here, I hate the idea of moving the kids, from one place to another, really just wnt them to get settled in a "home" as soon as poss. I hope we can rent for as short a time as poss when we get there.

     

    Good Luck with the move, and I hope you love the house, I'm sure you will.

     

    Bev

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    Guest mOZzy

    wow!

    in one way i can understand why you did it!

    but still brave :D

     

    hope lisa made the right choice for you ;)

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    WOW!!! Thats a great way of saying thats it im going and there no turning back!!!!!

     

    Very brave.... and i wish you all the best!

     

    Dan and Steph

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    Guest Tina

    fantastic news Sarah,

     

    it won't be long before you are relaxing in that very house, you will be able to relax a bit more when you first arrive and not go to all the open house sales.

     

    tina

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    Guest jen&ian

    hi Sarah,

     

    Great news. I totally agree about moving the kids around thats the one thing I'm not looking foward to. Hope it's everything you want it to be, not long now till you find out.

     

    Jen

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    Guest Kiki

    Absolutly fab. I would love to do that. How easy was it.?? Definetley with you on the lower mortgage payment versus rent.

     

    Can you post a photo to let us all see??

     

    Kimberley x

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    Guest Guest75

    I'm glad you had Lisa have a peek :-)

     

    If I'd have known I could have called as well,we have been in and out of the Seaford and Moana a lot recently.

     

    Brave move but we can understand.

     

    I did reply to your post in "Custard Court" as well .............. but I'll come clean here.

     

    We also did something similar /dramatic/perhaps foolish.

     

    The house we have lived in for 7 years has been wonderful,best thing we ever did.It fits all that we need.

     

    Guess what??

     

    We actually bought it after seeing it on a reccie trip - we had NOT HAD OUR VISA'S APPROVED!!

     

    It took us a further two years to actually get into the house as we had "fun" selling up and with the taxman <spit> in the UK.

     

    I think we used up all of our luck in that moment,perhaps it was meant to be???

     

    I'll still advise caution for most people - we are a bit mad but enjoy the rollercoaster of our lives ;-) (oooh - look - "hand made " smileys)

     

     

    Our very best wishes to you in your new life and home!!!

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    Hi all

     

    Thanks for all the positive replies....you're all so nice.

     

    Will try and work out how to put a link on post so you can all have a little nose.....

     

    Anyone know how to do it......need it in simple terms please.

     

    sarahx

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    Guest Django

    Good luck with it Sarah. Hope it turns out to be the right house for you. Look forward to the pikkies.;):cool:

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    Guest Django

    Looks fabby Sarah,

     

    Change the pictures on the walls though. 36_1_11.gif

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    Guest Kiki

    Hi There

     

    Your house is fab. :D I looked at that exact house last week and called my hubby from downstairs. Its exactly what we would want. I am so jealous.!!!

    ;)Can I ask how you went about doing a purchase on line have you sold up in England etc. We arent looking to move until end of 08 but would be interested in how its done.

     

    As Im new to this site also can I ask when you are going to Adelaide.:confused:

     

    Sorry if I appear nosy just interested.

     

    Kind Regards

     

    Kimberley. x

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    Hi Kiki

    Im glad you like it......It was really easily buying from over here, we'd sold our house january and been renting since then...we had a mortgage offer sorted by a broker in Sydney (which another member on here recommend 'DAMMS')...then I just called the Estate agent and put in an offer. We sent the deposit over with moneycorp, signed contracts and thats it basically.

     

    Mind you, have been in a hell of a state the last few weeks...staying up late speaking to agents, getting up early to speak to conveyancers etc.... and all the excitement....its taken its toll...havent ate properly for weeks!

     

    Its all settled down now and thats when I thought Id let you all know.

     

    Estate agent has been great - he got his wife to pick up an IKEA catalogue for me and has posted to me (hasnt arrived yet, cant wait to start visulising new stuff in the rooms)

     

    We are flying out on 15th august and getting there on 21staugust, having a short break in singapore.

     

    Sarahx

    ps. Will def change the pictures in the lounge...how naff?

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    Guest ali@51

    Wow...............

     

    Very impressed and what a good idea.

     

    ali and co

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    Guest stufi1997

    WOW, you guy's rock. i must admit i've looked at loads of real estate on the net and i get quite excited , usually falling in love with something everytime. i just always wonder if there are better deals and more to see once you are there, or if the prices are so so . we expect to have 80 odd grand to put towards something but don't want to get to much in dept so something modest with 3 rooms a garage a pool a jaccuzzi a couple of liv in kylies.. you know on those lines.

    anyway fantastic guys!

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    Guest Jackie of Sandy

    Hey I'm from Bedfordshire, Sandy where are you from, we have lived in OZ for 36yrs, infact we became citizens Tuesday this week.

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    Guest Jane & Craig

    Hi Sarah,

     

    The house looks fantastic! Can I ask can you only buy once you have the visa. We've been kicking the idea around of buying to save on the rent, but we've only just sent the main application off.

     

    Also, is it the same as in England? Can you make offers on houses, sorry I'm not asking how much you paid, I just wondered if your were a cash buyer with nothing to sell would it put you in a strong position to negociate?

     

    Good luck with the move!

     

    Jane & Craig

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    Hey I'm from Bedfordshire, Sandy where are you from, we have lived in OZ for 36yrs, infact we became citizens Tuesday this week.

     

    Congratulations! I'm from Luton (for my sins), getting Oz citizenship this August. I've been here ofr 5 years. Hubby is from Pulloxhill, he's been here for 12 years.

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    Guest RandC

    WOW Sarh, that's amazing news! I'm sure it will make it easier to visualise where you will be - I PM'd you last week btw but don't think you got it - have just sent another one on this new site having finally found the PM thingy (what a techy - not!) House looks looooovely

     

    Cari x :D

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    Guest theshearers

    Wow Sarah, what a beautiful house. At least you will be "at home" as soon as you get there. Hopefully this may make the settling in process a bit easier.

    Glad you had the guts to go ahead and buy before you get there. Its something we have been thinking about too so hopefully we'll find something as good as you have.

    Well done

    Vicki x :)

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