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Feb 8th 2017, 3:18 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,032
Posted By Okuda

Re: Made the decision to move back but need some tips

We are taking 3 cats and a dog back with us. We are using a pet shipping company called Air Pets America (http://www.airpetsamerica.com/) and have been working with a lady called Kelly Martin. She's...
Jul 20th 2016, 7:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By Okuda

Recommendations

Can you please tell me your experience and recommendations for the following:

Companies that provide the metal containers for shipping your items to the UK.
What's the best company/your...
Jul 20th 2016, 7:42 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,433
Posted By Okuda

Re: Expat Mortgages

I thought I would update.
I went to visit an estate agent whist in England last week.
While it is true most lenders require 3 years worth of addresses to get a mortgage, a few don't, including...
Jun 21st 2016, 5:20 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,433
Posted By Okuda

Re: Expat Mortgages

Do you mind telling me which company you did a mortgage though. I rang HSBC mortgage today and she insisted I had to be living in the country to start the mortgage process and this is across the...
Jun 20th 2016, 6:14 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,433
Posted By Okuda

Re: Expat Mortgages

Ah, so we get pre-aprroved, I find a decent solicitor and the house we like and the solicitor takes it from there? I have no real idea about mortgages in England as we've only brought houses here in...
Jun 20th 2016, 2:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,433
Posted By Okuda

Re: Expat Mortgages

Yes husband would still be employed in his current job, he'd just transfer to the British office (He is a British Citizen so no problems there)

We'd be able to do a pretty decent deposit.

How...
Jun 20th 2016, 3:32 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,433
Posted By Okuda

Expat Mortgages

Hey,

We are currently weighing up our options with moving back the UK.
For those who have, talk to me about mortgages. I still have my bank account with Natwest (although they've stopped doing...
Nov 28th 2012, 9:36 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,219
Posted By Okuda

Re: Have I picked the right place?

Hmm, honestly, I dunno .. never really thought about hotels around those areas! My Auntie has lived in Herne Bay for 30 years, she should know some good ones tho, I'll ask her and get back to you....
Nov 28th 2012, 5:40 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,219
Posted By Okuda

Re: Have I picked the right place?

Yea she enjoyed it. Moaned liked a drain about school work haha but enjoyed the actual place.

I'm quite partial to Herne Bay ... if you go in the summer they have lots of lovely stuff along the...
Nov 28th 2012, 5:06 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,219
Posted By Okuda

Re: Have I picked the right place?

My sister just graduated from CCC as a social worker! There's quite a few hotels around. Depends on what you are looking for, lots of basic bed and breakfasts down the actual high street, but can be...
Nov 28th 2012, 4:33 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,219
Posted By Okuda

Re: Have I picked the right place?

I lived in Faversham for a little while in my teens. The thing is with Faversham is there's just not a whole lot to do there for the kids so they tend to 'entertain' them selves you know? They have...
Nov 28th 2012, 4:17 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,219
Posted By Okuda

Re: Have I picked the right place?

Yup, you could go every day, buses run every 20 minutes or so from Canterbury bus station, right in the center of town, you also have the option of hopping on the train to get to Herne bay,...
Nov 28th 2012, 1:10 am
Replies: 38
Views: 36,370
Posted By Okuda

Re: Can you ever get a mortgage with no job but large deposit

Sally, as you've been through this .. if I wanted to look this kind of thing up, what do term do I need to search for to bring me the best results? Just "expatriate mortgage" .. or some other term?
Nov 28th 2012, 12:59 am
Replies: 75
Views: 6,219
Posted By Okuda

Re: Have I picked the right place?

Loads of buses all the time to Hernebay/Whitsable/Margate/Broadstairs and so on! :)
Forum: USA
Nov 25th 2012, 1:56 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,251
Posted By Okuda

Re: Your Story: UK-US

I'm from the UK, he's from the US, Met in 2006, married in 2007, I moved to the states, had our first daughter in 2009, our second in 2011 and now we are in the process of moving back to the UK!
Nov 25th 2012, 12:31 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,021
Posted By Okuda

Re: A few questions about British homes

Detached i= single family home
Flat = apartment
Terrace = townhome
Bungalow = Ranch
Nov 25th 2012, 12:27 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,021
Posted By Okuda

Re: A few questions about British homes

I am an American who has not been to Britain.

Please forgive my ignorance...I imagine some will find these questions amusing.

I wonder about a few things regarding homes there that perhaps...
Nov 23rd 2012, 11:03 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,219
Posted By Okuda

Re: Have I picked the right place?

My home town! :)



I'd be more concerned about Sturry road/Vauxhall road/Reed road estates, than whincheap area to be honest. You couldn't pay me to live up Sturry road way. Ever. Whincheap is...
Nov 21st 2012, 1:27 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,770
Posted By Okuda

Re: Expat services in the UK

Great, thank you!
Nov 21st 2012, 1:27 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,770
Posted By Okuda

Re: Expat services in the UK

Yes, I think you're right. When I first moved over to the States, I was quite shocked at how willingly Americans are willing to spend money. The prices they are willing to pay on items, I'm thinking,...
Nov 20th 2012, 6:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,770
Posted By Okuda

Nov 16th 2012, 5:52 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,770
Posted By Okuda

Re: Expat services in the UK

Excellent, thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for. We have 2 cats (although I'm told cats are some what easier to find rental properties with than dogs? Not sure how true that is) I was...
Forum: USA
Nov 16th 2012, 3:55 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 10,462
Posted By Okuda

Re: Homesickness

No, I think you're quite right in your assumption. Like I said, 2 years ago, I would have never have considered moving back to the UK.

I've always moved around and lived away from family before I...
Forum: USA
Nov 15th 2012, 10:01 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 10,462
Posted By Okuda

Re: Homesickness

Grass is greener? Right ... This has nothing to do with me thinking the grass is greener, I'm under no illusion that England is the perfect country, it's far from it. Its just the fact I miss what I...
Forum: USA
Nov 15th 2012, 8:04 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 10,462
Posted By Okuda

Re: Homesickness

Hey!

We live in North Carolina right now and will be moving back to Kent. Gotta get used to the cooold winters again. Apart from this cold snap this week, its still been in the 70s here! In...
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