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Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2010, 12:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Immigration Cuts & Skills Shortages in the News

the easy answer to any 'skills shortage' in the construction sector is to remove the many government incentives and bonuses paid out at the taxpayers expense. :)
Forum: Australia
Aug 6th 2010, 11:08 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,594
Posted By coolshadows

Re: all ready to go but little money

I remember someone who was in debt to the tune of £40k on credit cards. They kept on spending telling me, "you have to spend it while you have it". Obviously the term CREDIT is lost on some people.
Forum: Australia
Aug 6th 2010, 11:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,594
Posted By coolshadows

Re: all ready to go but little money

I believe that On Arrival Accommodation has been scrapped (or is in the process of being) and they are selling off the houses.

The info is still on the website though.......
Forum: Australia
Aug 6th 2010, 1:27 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,410
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Aus House Prices now 61.1% over valued: The Economist

when, in recent time, did we see drops of 15%? I don't even think many parts of the UK have seen drops of 15%, and the bubble there is supposedly burst.

I think anything more than a 10% increase...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2010, 11:31 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,594
Posted By coolshadows

Re: all ready to go but little money

I you are coming over to a job, that's a big plus.

Child Benefit /Family Tax Benefit payments will also help (if you are PR - they are paid fortnightly and will probably be around $300-$500)....
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2010, 6:26 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,410
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Aus House Prices now 61.1% over valued: The Economist

when you put it like that, the Australian property market is a license to print money! :eek:
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2010, 3:41 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,410
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Aus House Prices now 61.1% over valued: The Economist

Truly sounds like a "get rich quick" scheme. You can't lose (if you have the money to invest).

My new rental agent shrugs off any suggestion that prices won't keep jumping up - says everyone...
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2010, 12:23 pm
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2010, 2:33 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,410
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Aus House Prices now 61.1% over valued: The Economist

It must have been some place, my parents bought there 3 bed semi in 1972 for £3,000. (you're older than I thought too :p)
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2010, 2:14 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,410
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Aus House Prices now 61.1% over valued: The Economist

Note: The old rule was 3.5x single salary, or 3x joint salary.
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2010, 5:49 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,410
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Aus House Prices now 61.1% over valued: The Economist

how long would it take to save for someone on an average wage (who we can assume is paying average rent etc...)?

I guess you could get a mortgage with 20% deposit in any city in the world with...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2010, 3:42 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,410
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Aus House Prices now 61.1% over valued: The Economist

If there was an 80% drop across board, few would be able to afford it as there'd be mass unemployment, and banks wouldn't issue any new loans out of fear.

The majority of my friends are involved...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2010, 12:52 am
Replies: 395
Views: 27,887
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Is Australia really THAT expensive?

When looking at average wages... you have to realise that there is a greater difference in wages across the UK than there is across Australia. Additionally, the minimum wage is considerably different...
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2010, 11:50 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,535
Posted By coolshadows

Re: On a 457. Can we still claim UK family allowance ?

I have to agree there. You should not expect a country to which you are not contributing, to contribute to you and yours.
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2010, 11:09 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,535
Posted By coolshadows

Re: On a 457. Can we still claim UK family allowance ?

Governments are happy to invest in children (effectively using the parents own taxes) for a few short years in order to reap the rewards for many years to come (once those children hit working age)....
Forum: Australia
Jul 31st 2010, 12:30 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By coolshadows

Re: House prices fall as RBA interest rate hikes bite

It's not just the price in Adelaide, it's the size of lots - there selling subdivided-subdivisions! There are many lots in the south that are only 250m2 (that may sounds great, but by the time a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 30th 2010, 11:20 am
Replies: 395
Views: 27,887
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Is Australia really THAT expensive?

http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/07/28/1225898/020048-bizmoney-cpi-june-20100726.gif
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Forum: Australia
Jul 30th 2010, 11:02 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By coolshadows

House prices fall as RBA interest rate hikes bite

Is it good news?...



http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/markets/house-prices-fall-as-rba-interest-rate-hikes-bite/story-e6frg926-1225899067015?from=public_rss



House prices post...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2010, 3:28 am
Replies: 395
Views: 27,887
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Is Australia really THAT expensive?

depends on who has a monopoly on suppliers.
Forum: Australia
Jul 27th 2010, 6:43 am
Replies: 74
Views: 5,657
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Gun Crime figures..

So you are telling us the entire UK has a higher gun crime rate than Sydney - interesting I'm sure.
Forum: Australia
Jul 27th 2010, 4:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By coolshadows

Re: New electrical goods still in boxes...

less than 12 months old means import taxes.
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2010, 11:29 am
Replies: 54
Views: 6,390
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Renting out UK home - advice please!

Can take several months to evict a non paying tenant, and even then they can end up trashing the house (and stealing).

Believe me, I've found out the hard way.
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2010, 11:20 am
Replies: 74
Views: 5,657
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Gun Crime figures..

"He shot most of his victims, but in one case he killed an entire family with a grenade."

he only killed a handful with grenades. Both terrible incidents though.

he took 7 grenades and 180...
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2010, 11:17 am
Replies: 74
Views: 5,657
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Gun Crime figures..

a South Korean police officer who carried out the largest known incident of spree killing in modern history. After the rampage concluded, 57 people (including himself) were dead and 35 were wounded...
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2010, 11:12 am
Replies: 74
Views: 5,657
Posted By coolshadows

Re: Gun Crime figures..

Every country has it's problem areas.

Here, like the UK, gun crime is usually drug related (there are a few armed robberies of security vans too).
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