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Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2008, 4:38 pm
Replies: 740
Views: 60,954
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Unfortunately houses are only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it, or in this case what the banks are prepared to lend to buy it. The banks have determined that this asset class is on the...
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2008, 5:50 pm
Replies: 740
Views: 60,954
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

[QUOTE=Gallaghers;6419035]

We had our Open Day today for the house - a load of rubbish. No one came...although I don't think it helped that Halifax forgot to advertise it earlier this week....
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 14th 2008, 12:19 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,058
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Selling House in UK

Your going to have to put the house on at a sensible price knowing what it is like today's market. If not, you aren't gonna sell.
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2008, 10:14 am
Replies: 128
Views: 9,772
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Australian Dollar

If you combine the economy's of the next 4 countries behind the USA they still wouldn't past the economIC power of the US!!

It will be a while before anyone catches up with the US
Forum: Australia
Mar 4th 2008, 9:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Country Boy

Re: National house value to top $500,000 by mid-year

Aus is behind what is happening in the Northern Hemisphere.

It makes me laff when you read these articles written by "vested interests".

House price rises are not sustainable. The UK has just...
Forum: Australia
Feb 13th 2008, 9:03 am
Replies: 224
Views: 28,492
Posted By Country Boy

Exclamation Picfords Removals - Warning !!

Hi,

Not sure if this has appeared on the board yet but it seems Pickfords is on the verge of a fire sale to help pay staff and creditors, and avoid a financial crisis.

More info in today's...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2008, 4:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Renting house in UK, doesn't cover the mortgage !!

You need to consider how you will pay the mortgage (and I believe coucil tax) in the months when the property is vacant, and also consider any running repairs. Depends on tenants, but some can be...
Forum: Australia
Jul 3rd 2007, 4:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Endowment policy question

You shouldn't forget the Terminal Bonus you (may !!) receive on top of the maturity value.

In some cases the TB can be 40% or more of the total value of an endownment.

CB
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2007, 11:35 am
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Will I be left with no further pension?

I think the white paper on pensions which came out recently will drastically reduce the No. of NI contribution years you need to qualify for a full state pension (provided it goes thru parliament)....
Forum: Australia
Mar 14th 2007, 9:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Travel Insuance

Do you have the equivalent of Moneysupermarket.com in Oz?

Always buy stuff like that off there site as they run comparison checks between 000,s of companies.
Forum: Australia
Mar 1st 2007, 4:40 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Washing Machines..........

Get yourself a little laundry bag to put the socks (and other small items :)) in before you put them in the wash..
Forum: Australia
Nov 29th 2006, 6:26 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,185
Posted By Country Boy

Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2006, 8:10 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,435
Posted By Country Boy

Re: contracted out of state pension???

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned in any of the posts in this thread, but be aware that the UK Govt is proposing a pension reform bill that will kick in in 2012.

Part of this bill will limit...
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2006, 12:20 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Bunbury W.A

Guys,

Thanks for the tips.

Shall report back after our trip.

CB
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2006, 8:29 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Country Boy

Bunbury W.A

We are heading off to Bunbury next week for a holiday.

Can anybody recommend accomodation and maybe a decent beach we can laze about on, and other places we could visit.

So far as accomodation...
Forum: Australia
Oct 26th 2006, 8:01 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Country Boy

Re: ACS- RPL's and References

If you are going to go with a migrant agent have a word with George Lombard who posts on here, and his colleague ptlabs. He'll be able to answer all questions, including ACS/RPL.

CB
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 25th 2006, 8:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Whinging Pom from Hell

Out of interest, don't they have electronic security gates at the exit doors in Aus, like they do in shops like M&S, Tesco's etc in the UK?
Oct 24th 2006, 12:50 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,635
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Excess Baggage going back

Get in touch with the company called excessbaggage. Based all over Aus. Prices v. competitive and cheaper than what airlines would charge for errrr.. excess baggage.

They do a door to door servce...
Forum: Australia
Oct 21st 2006, 12:32 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,297
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Quality is Australia's biggest enemy...

Does Aus have anything comparable to the consume group Which?

Whenever I buy white goods / tv / camcorders / even insurance etc.. I always pop-along to the local library which stocks the magazine...
Forum: Australia
Oct 16th 2006, 8:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Nationwide vs Ozforex

My personal opinion. If peeps are visiting Oz on a reccie, then use Nationwide. If emigrating and needing to transfer a large amount of money, use one of the currency specialists (Hifx, OxForex......
Forum: Australia
Oct 13th 2006, 9:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Country Boy

Re: is now a good time??......

Get yourself a Natiowide debit card. Withdrawals from ATMs in Oz carry no commission charge, and the conversion rate is comparable (if not better) than what anybody else has to offer.

CB
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2006, 12:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Commonwealth Bank Charges - Bond of Assurance

And you get a measly 2% (approx) interest rate, which after the 2 years the bond has to be lodged for, gives an interest accrued of approx $AUD 150. The amount it costs in 'admin fees' to set up the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 9th 2006, 8:39 am
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Country Boy

Re: high interest account

These interest rates make a mockery of the interest applied to AoS Bonds for 138 visa holders. The Commonwealth (the only bank that deals with AoS Bonds...) apply an interest rate of approx 2%.
...
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2006, 2:30 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,464
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Tescos / Sainsburies / Asda

There is more domestic violence in those countries that keep Sunday 'special' than those that don't. That goes for Germany too.
Oct 6th 2006, 8:14 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,529
Posted By Country Boy

Re: Been back to the UK for a visit

[QUOTE=Mummy]Just got back from the UK where we went for a 3 week visit courtesy of Krisflyer at Singapore Airlines.

Can you tell me how many frequent flyer points it cost you.

I have 42000...
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