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Ah Francis, well you and I had our eyes on the prize, you said 4 and I said 1, the rest they say is history! Thanks mate for all your support and words of wisdom! I raised a glass to you and several others on sunday round about 3 o'clock just after the helicopter landed!

How are you and the gang? Hope you are all well and having a ball!

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Mixed news! Got call from EA yesterday telling us that the house surveyed less than we anticipated and that the proposed buyers have offered the survey amount as their maximum offer!

We told the EA that we would consider the above and after careful consideration and a fair bit of number crunching we have decided to take the offer as we feel we have waited long enough and have put our lives on hold far too long so all going well we should be over in Brisbane in July!

We have taken a significant hit on the property with the recession etc and will need to 'hit the ground running' when we get to Oz but we owe it to ourselves and our boys to do it and we are confident that we will. It has been a long long road since starting out on the visa process and it is now time 'to cut and run', we are excited, optimistic, very positive but also have mixed emotions about leaving our family home of 14 years (the only home that our 3 boys have had) and our good friends and relations but we need to start the 'next chapter in our lives'. We were on a high all weekend knowing that an offer was imminent, came back down a bit yesterday when the offer came in and are now back up there again planning our move and our final 7 weeks in Scotland!

Thanks to everyone on here who has given us encouragement when we needed it and in a way kept us going and helped us remain positive. To everyone else still waiting to move 'Good Luck and keep at it'! We will keep you all updated in the next 7 weeks (if we are not boring you to death!) with what's happening in our final laps on a long journey!

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Mixed news! Got call from EA yesterday telling us that the house surveyed less than we anticipated and that the proposed buyers have offered the survey amount as their maximum offer!

We told the EA that we would consider the above and after careful consideration and a fair bit of number crunching we have decided to take the offer as we feel we have waited long enough and have put our lives on hold far too long so all going well we should be over in Brisbane in July!

We have taken a significant hit on the property with the recession etc and will need to 'hit the ground running' when we get to Oz but we owe it to ourselves and our boys to do it and we are confident that we will. It has been a long long road since starting out on the visa process and it is now time 'to cut and run', we are excited, optimistic, very positive but also have mixed emotions about leaving our family home of 14 years (the only home that our 3 boys have had) and our good friends and relations but we need to start the 'next chapter in our lives'. We were on a high all weekend knowing that an offer was imminent, came back down a bit yesterday when the offer came in and are now back up there again planning our move and our final 7 weeks in Scotland!

Thanks to everyone on here who has given us encouragement when we needed it and in a way kept us going and helped us remain positive. To everyone else still waiting to move 'Good Luck and keep at it'! We will keep you all updated in the next 7 weeks (if we are not boring you to death!) with what's happening in our final laps on a long journey!

John & Stella
Congratulations and well done - you guys have made the right decision! If you want to be here so much, go for it, you don't know how long you'll wait for another offer.

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Mixed news! Got call from EA yesterday telling us that the house surveyed less than we anticipated and that the proposed buyers have offered the survey amount as their maximum offer!

We told the EA that we would consider the above and after careful consideration and a fair bit of number crunching we have decided to take the offer as we feel we have waited long enough and have put our lives on hold far too long so all going well we should be over in Brisbane in July!

We have taken a significant hit on the property with the recession etc and will need to 'hit the ground running' when we get to Oz but we owe it to ourselves and our boys to do it and we are confident that we will. It has been a long long road since starting out on the visa process and it is now time 'to cut and run', we are excited, optimistic, very positive but also have mixed emotions about leaving our family home of 14 years (the only home that our 3 boys have had) and our good friends and relations but we need to start the 'next chapter in our lives'. We were on a high all weekend knowing that an offer was imminent, came back down a bit yesterday when the offer came in and are now back up there again planning our move and our final 7 weeks in Scotland!

Thanks to everyone on here who has given us encouragement when we needed it and in a way kept us going and helped us remain positive. To everyone else still waiting to move 'Good Luck and keep at it'! We will keep you all updated in the next 7 weeks (if we are not boring you to death!) with what's happening in our final laps on a long journey!

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About bloody time. Gawd that wiz becoming boring.

Gaun Yersell mate. Av goat a sneaky feeling that you n yours are gonny luv it. So wan step at a time n you should be fine. Plus ye'll no need tae watch that pish that is the huns every week.
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Good luck with the move. We have been here nearly a year (from Glasgow) and we love it. You win some and lose some with houses, remember the houses here have dropped in price too, so you might gain at this end. I remember how hectic it was for us last year, so wish you the best with the move and any questions please just ask.
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Mixed news! Got call from EA yesterday telling us that the house surveyed less than we anticipated and that the proposed buyers have offered the survey amount as their maximum offer!

We told the EA that we would consider the above and after careful consideration and a fair bit of number crunching we have decided to take the offer as we feel we have waited long enough and have put our lives on hold far too long so all going well we should be over in Brisbane in July!

We have taken a significant hit on the property with the recession etc and will need to 'hit the ground running' when we get to Oz but we owe it to ourselves and our boys to do it and we are confident that we will. It has been a long long road since starting out on the visa process and it is now time 'to cut and run', we are excited, optimistic, very positive but also have mixed emotions about leaving our family home of 14 years (the only home that our 3 boys have had) and our good friends and relations but we need to start the 'next chapter in our lives'. We were on a high all weekend knowing that an offer was imminent, came back down a bit yesterday when the offer came in and are now back up there again planning our move and our final 7 weeks in Scotland!

Thanks to everyone on here who has given us encouragement when we needed it and in a way kept us going and helped us remain positive. To everyone else still waiting to move 'Good Luck and keep at it'! We will keep you all updated in the next 7 weeks (if we are not boring you to death!) with what's happening in our final laps on a long journey!

John & Stella
Likewise for us and we thought we'd take it on the chin and just get on with it. Our buyers mortgage is going to be with the Abbey National and they are taking ages for anyone dealing with them.

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About bloody time. Gawd that wiz becoming boring.

Gaun Yersell mate. Av goat a sneaky feeling that you n yours are gonny luv it. So wan step at a time n you should be fine. Plus ye'll no need tae watch that pish that is the huns every week.
That's why he's headin over here - eftur realisin Rainjurs are pish and noo his wife's gonnae convert him tae sellic.
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Congratulations and well done - you guys have made the right decision! If you want to be here so much, go for it, you don't know how long you'll wait for another offer.

Best of luck to you all.
We feel as if we've been stitched up a bit / done over by buyer's mortgage advisor and surveyor in what looks like a deal been done to under value our property to save the buyer's who have lost money on their own! In fact we know we have been shafted and we are raging!

On the plus side we now know where we are headed and when. We have concluded that we were meant to have hurdles to clear, things made hard etc in a sort of perverse way to see how determined we were to get to Australia and never at any point have we thought of throwing in the towel and at the end of the day we are merely arriving with a little less $ than we had budgeted for but the main thing is we will be arriving! I have tugged in a few jobs in the last couple of days and will work my ass off in the next 7 weeks to claw back the £ we are down which in effect would've been our flights, container, couple of weeks in a furnished rental on arrival and 2 weeks car hire until we get sorted out!

In the main and deep down we are happy and we will soon forget the 'skullduggery' involved in our house sale!

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Gaun Yersell mate. Av goat a sneaky feeling that you n yours are gonny luv it. So wan step at a time n you should be fine. Plus ye'll no need tae watch that pish that is the huns every week.
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I've been following your story since you've started this thread. Congrats on getting the offer and accepting it. I think you've made the right decision. Yes, it's galling to get "done" like that. But if you'd knocked back their offer, how long to get another one? And that might be lower as well?

Once you get over here, it'll be soon forgotten (hopefully).

All the best for the next few weeks, packing and organising and more packing and organising ...
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I've been following your story since you've started this thread. Congrats on getting the offer and accepting it. I think you've made the right decision. Yes, it's galling to get "done" like that. But if you'd knocked back their offer, how long to get another one? And that might be lower as well?

Once you get over here, it'll be soon forgotten (hopefully).

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Thanks mate, you are right we will forget soon, probably as soon as we come through arrivals at Brisbane airport!
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