Sydney house prices in 2010 – heading Up, down or nowhere fast?

By |November 26th, 2009|Real Estate|

I should preface this article by saying that unfortunately the crystal ball to tell us how Sydney house prices will weather the next 12 months has not yet been discovered. So, if you are looking for someone to tell you this with certainty – keep looking – and tell me if you find that magic crystal ball.   But, if you are interested to read my perspective on the Spring market – and the factors that help some properties to outperform others – then read on. SYDNEY housing market in spring 2009 Spring in Sydney is traditionally accompanied by prodigious listings of homes for sale – particularly in its more affluent eastern and northern suburbs.   2009 proved no exception, with many homes being offered for sale in September and October – with some more recent listings hoping to sell before the Christmas slowdown.   The Domain North supplement in Tuesday’s Sydney Morning Herald is a good indicator; traditionally comprising one section, over the last month it has yielded two bulging sections of homes for sale. […]

Free Holiday Down Under Anyone?

By |May 7th, 2009|Featured|

Here at Getting Down Under HQ we frequently get emailed by various folks and organisations that are looking for our help in promoting their products and services to the many visitors and subscribers who visit our site. As many of these services aren’t particularly appropriate (or simply smell like a bit of a scam) then in most cases we don’t bother. Recently however we were contacted by an agency asking us to help promote a competition being run by ‘Tourism Australia’. As the competition tied nicely into the concept of ‘Getting Down Under’ and was being run by the Aussie tourist industry then we thought it seemed worthy of a mention. […]

What is a better Lifestyle?

By |April 17th, 2008|Featured, Lifestyle, Thinking About It|

I think it’s pretty safe to say that as your reading this you’re considering a move (or have already made the move) Down Under. When we moved to Australia one of the main things that drove us here was the better lifestyle we saw Australia giving our family. When you think about it though, what is a better lifestyle? It’s pretty much an all encompassing statement isn’t it? With this in mind I’d thought I’d attempt to break down ‘a better lifestyle’ into a number of key components and then ask you guys to let me know which of these things drive you to help us all understand the key drivers for moving to Australia. Is it the just the weather or are you looking for something else? I had to have a good think about the list and I’m sure there are obvious thing’s I’ve missed out but I think it’s a reasonable list for starters: Here’s the Poll […]

New Australian Lifestyle Category

By |December 27th, 2006|Lifestyle, Site Stuff|

One of the things that really attracted us to Australia was the lifestyle. Now we have finally made our way [...]

Tasmania – The Australian Island State

By |August 31st, 2006|About Australia|

Tasmania is Australia's island state, separated from the mainland by the 240 kilometre expanse of Bass Strait. A land of [...]

A New Beginning Down Under

By |August 31st, 2006|Emigrate to Australia, Visas|

Australia, according to the 2005 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, is the best place in the world to live in! That [...]

All About Perth – Tourist attractions in and around Perth

By |June 1st, 2006|Perth|

Tourist attractions in and around Perth Weeks or even months can pass in Perth without substantial rainfall. One of its [...]

All About Perth – Perth Sports

By |June 1st, 2006|Perth|

Perth Sports Perth is very conducive to an outdoors lifestyle, and this is reflected in the wide variety of sports [...]

Time to get the house valued

By |April 25th, 2006|Blog|

Well, we have made contact with a couple of estate agent and have arranged to have the house valued this [...]

Bloody hell! UK censors risque Aussie ads

By |March 9th, 2006|Blog|

Perhaps the UK government is scared of loosing to many of its citizens to the Aussie lifestyle 😉 I remember seeing these ads on the news when we went on our Rekkie to Perth (what seems all of a lifetime ago now). But alas, the country that gave the world such risque comic acts as Benny Hill, the Two Ronnies and Little Britain has banned Australia’s new “bloody hell” tourism ads from television because they are just a little too rude. […]