June 2006

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    House still on the market – price reducton looming

    Well, a short update just to say that we are still hanging in there. Since the first wave of viewings things have started to go extremely quiet on the house sale front. It seems when the house is advertised in the local paper it generates a lot of interest and we normally have a few […] More

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    Renting in Perth – Agents asking for lots of rent up front

    McG posting an excellent article in our forums so I thought I would post it in here for all to see. I’d read some horror stories with some of the slightly more dodgy realestate agents requesting large sums up front whilst not passing on the funds to the home owner. This will be useful for […] More

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    First Offer – What a let down

    Well, yesterday I posted about the exciting prospect of receiving our first offer and what a let down! Nearly 20% below the asking price. I wouldn’t mind but the house has only been on the market for four weeks. Some folks are just to cheeky. It won’t surprise anyone when I say we turned the […] More

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    First offer on the cards

    Well, we’ve had a call from the estate agent today advising us that the chap who came to view the house yesterday has made an appointment to pop into the branch tomorrow to make a formal offer. I have no idea what the offer will be and how much it will meet with our expectations […] More

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    Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas June 2006

    Latest Updates from Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre As of 6 June 2006 the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre is assessing applications lodged on or before the following dates: ONSHORE – paper based applications: 22 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications) ONSHORE- e-lodged (online) applications: 27 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications) More

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    Western Australia – The boom is coming to an end

    A few days ago I wrote about the economy in Western Australia and how the success and draw of this economy is impacting house prices and the availability of rental properties. Well, a recent article in the Aussie version of the Sunday Times tells us to beware as the good times are due to come […] More

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    House is still on the Market

    Well, its been nearly a month now since the house first went on the Market I’ve been reading some horror stories posted in our forums about folks who have spent months and months before they managed to sell their house. The thing that concerns me the most I guess is that every month we remain […] More

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    All About Perth – Perths transport system

    Perths Transport System Perth is served by Perth Airport in the city’s east for domestic and international flights and Jandakot Airport in the city’s southern suburbs for light aviation. Perth has a road network with three freeways, nine metropolitan highways and no toll roads. Perth metropolitan public transport, including trains, buses and ferries, are provided […] More

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    All About Perth – Tourist attractions in and around Perth

    Tourist attractions in and around Perth Weeks or even months can pass in Perth without substantial rainfall. One of its main attractions are its beaches, located along the city’s coastal suburbs. Perth’s beaches are not as developed as becahes in other Australian cities. Perth City The centre of Perth is located on the northern bank […] More

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    All About Perth – Perth Education

    Perth Education Perth is home to four public universities, and one private university: the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, and the University of Notre Dame respectively. The University of Western Australia, which was founded in 1911, is renowned as one of Australia’s leading research institutions. The university’s […] More

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    All About Perth – Perth Sports

    Perth Sports Perth is very conducive to an outdoors lifestyle, and this is reflected in the wide variety of sports available to citizens of the city. Perth was host to the 1962 Commonwealth Games and also the 1987 America’s Cup defence (based at Fremantle). Australian Rules Football is a popular spectator sport in Perth, with […] More

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    All About Perth – Perth Culture

    Perth Culture Social structure The “Western Suburbs” between Perth and the Indian Ocean, contain the highest income suburbs notably the locations of homes of the wealthiest individuals becoming landmarks and tourist attractions. The “Eastern Suburbs” around the airport are less desirable suburbs, many light industry and main roads co-exist with the residential areas. Crime rates […] More

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