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Forum: Australia
Sep 30th 2007, 9:34 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,888
Posted By dade

Did anyone use Westpac for a mortgage?

We've recently arrived in Melbourne and wanting to buy an investment property. Just wondered what people's experiences were of Westpac and mortgage applications. We opened our accounts with them...
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2007, 1:21 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,267
Posted By dade

Re: Do you still get extra baggage allowance if you stopover?

We flew with Qantas and if you want the extra baggage allowance you have to buy their "Migrant's fare" which is more expensive and even then you have to be going straight to your final destination,...
Jul 12th 2007, 3:24 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By dade

Re: English Test

Hi Gary

A score of 7 is definitely doable but go through the practice materials so you are comfortable with the format.

I got 9 on thrre modules and 8.5 on one, giving me an overall score of...
Jul 7th 2007, 2:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By dade

Re: English Test

The test itself is straight forward but you do need to go through the practice materials just to get a feel for it, otherwise it's easy to miss things especially for the hearing one.

Good luck
Forum: Australia
May 19th 2007, 6:46 am
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By dade

Re: What did you do with your returned $100k bond?

You can actually buy them from ANY state government, doesn't have to be where you're going to live. We put our money with WA but are going to Victoria in 2 weeks' time. You can shop around and go...
Forum: Australia
May 17th 2007, 7:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By dade

Re: What did you do with your returned $100k bond?

Planning to put ours towards an investment property when it does come out in 4 months' time.
Forum: Australia
May 16th 2007, 7:09 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By dade

Re: What are timber houses like?

Thanks for all your replies. We're looking to rent for at least a year before we buy anything so this would be a rental property.
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2007, 8:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By dade

Re: What are timber houses like?

[QUOTE=furkew;4785139]Do you mean maybe weatherboard ?

QUOTE]

Not sure, have just seen it described as "timber" but the pictures on the link you've given me look similar to what I've seen on...
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2007, 7:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By dade

What are timber houses like?

I've seen timber homes advertised on realestateview but have no idea what they are like. They sound very fragile to me but this is a very uninformed view. Does anyone know anything about timber...
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2007, 6:51 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By dade

Re: Transfering small amount of cash to Westpac

hi there

If you're doing it purely so you can pay your bond you don't need to.

When the time comes and your case officer asks for your bond they will give you the link for the contact details...
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2007, 4:39 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By dade

Re: To Give Or Not To Give? (my Notice)

We got the decision about 2 weeks after lodging our capital bond so not long to go for you.

Technically you don't have the visa till they write to you saying so. My advice is wait until you have...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2007, 6:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By dade

Interesting Discovery

Just discovered that domain.com has a list of real estate agents. You enter your suburbs of interest and it pulls up all the agents servicing the area and you can then browse their latest listings...
Forum: Australia
Apr 25th 2007, 8:50 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By dade

Re: Any tips for helping relatives come to terms with the big move

I'm sorry you're having a hard time with the rellies. We're going over in June and only told our families 4 months ago. We've been very lucky and I thought I'd share my in-laws's reaction, not to...
Apr 25th 2007, 8:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,280
Posted By dade

Re: self employed - how to prove hours of work

I also had to prove hours of work as we were claiming 5 points for spouse skills. We initially sent the application in with just my statotory declaration and a letter from my accountant and they got...
Apr 23rd 2007, 6:22 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,146
Posted By dade

Re: Going home to good old Blighty

Technically that is not racism if you are both of the same race.

Looking at this post again, I do believe it is a windup, especially as the person has only just joined. Probably joined...
Apr 22nd 2007, 3:36 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,146
Posted By dade

Re: Going home to good old Blighty

But where is she now?

There was a lot of hype and publicity surrounding Pauline Hanson but when it came down to it the vast majority of Australians stood up and said "No" as was reflected in her...
Apr 22nd 2007, 2:20 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,146
Posted By dade

Re: Going home to good old Blighty

As a black person who's about to move to Melbourne I can honestly say Australia is all the better for your moving back to Blighty.

One of the reasons a lot of us (black and white) like australia...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2007, 8:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By dade

Re: Step families

Have sent you a PM
Forum: Australia
Apr 12th 2007, 5:53 am
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By dade

Re: Moving with an Only Child

Thanks everyone, that's very reassuring!
Forum: Australia
Apr 11th 2007, 8:54 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By dade

Moving with an Only Child

OK my son will only be 3 when we move in June but would be interested to know if any other parents have moved or will be moving with an only child. For those who have already moved do you feel you...
Forum: Australia
Mar 30th 2007, 7:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By dade

Re: Luggage Allowance

How come you get 46kgs automatically? Is that to entice people to use that route?

We can't get the extra allowance from Qantas because we don't want to fly straight to our final destination. ...
Forum: Australia
Mar 29th 2007, 6:44 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By dade

Re: realy worried

It seems they do check up quite a bit on self employed people, just to make sure you're telling the truth.

When we applied I was self employed and was asked for further proof of the hours I was...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2007, 5:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By dade

Re: Victoria Govt Seminars

We're moving to Melbourne in June on a 136 General skilled visa. Can't wait.

Good luck with your plans.
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2007, 6:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By dade

Re: Victoria Govt Seminars

"as well as lifestyle and career opportunities for professionals and tradespeople across all industries".

From the above extact I'd say it obviously does include non-health professionals.

Have...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2007, 8:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By dade

Property Websites?

Currently using realestateview.com.au, domain.com.au and realestate.com.au to look at rental properties for when we arrive in Melbourne in June.

Does anyone know any more web sites I can look at...
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