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What To Do When Preparing For The High Life Down Under

January 12, 2018 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

When you ask anyone “where would they move if they had the choice of anywhere in the world”, most people say Australia. And it’s not really that much of a surprise, is it? 

The near constant sunshine, combined with the work to live lifestyle will make most people feel healthier, happier, and just more relaxed. So many people think about making the move to Australia, but while there are the formalities to think of, such as the visas, and applying for citizenship if you decide to go down that route, the other aspect to think about is the housing situation. So, what things should you think about when considering moving to a house down under?

The House Buying Process

If you are deadly serious about moving to Australia, be prepared for the whole process to go very quickly. You can view a house in one month and finish the purchase within 30 days of that initial viewing. So, when it comes to your finances, these need to be in check first, but also if you can have your life organised and ready to go, rather than it being a flimsy notion, you could potentially set up a life for yourself in Australia within the space of a couple of months! And even for those who don’t find their dream home, the option of first home builders can help bypass that feeling of not finding the perfect house just yet. The house buying process, if you get organised, can be a quick, and relatively painless, process.

 

Remember The Fees!

Back in 2015, the Australian prime minister Tony Abbott brought in charges for foreign property buyers. This can add a hefty amount to your budget, for example, a property valued at $1 million or less, this will result in charges around $5,500. The cost can increase based on the price of your desired property, so beware of the fees.

 

Consider The Practicalities

Moving to Australia can be a massive adventure, but this can mean you would potentially forget about some of the practical concerns. For example, think about your pets, because there are some regulations and bylaws that can restrict your pet access to the country. And, amazingly, it can be cheaper for you to bring your own car than to purchase one in australia. The Luxury Car Tax can add 33% more tax to the vehicle that you bought in Australia. In addition to this, while you may have found a perfect home for you and your family, you will certainly need space to host your guests and family members who are coming to visit.

 

It’s also worth considering the emotional impacts on everybody in your family. Moving to another country can be a big adventure, but it can also take you away from everything that you love. Sometimes it’s best to live in your so-called dream location on a temporary basis, so you can get used to the surroundings. Then, you can make a true decision based on how do you feel about the place. Moving away in any capacity is something that needs to be thought through thoroughly, but moving to another country is another thing entirely!

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