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Well, we have had our weekly update today. Ok, perhaps not an update as such just a voicemail from the Halifax (after being chased).

Hopefully, it’s just a case of no real news is good news!

The expectation from the broker was that our buyers would have paid the survey fees by now.

The news is they haven’t!

The woman who is looking after our sale (I use the term ‘looking after’ very loosely) finished at 4pm today so that’s it for the rest of the week.

I’m pretty much done with dealing with the Halifax for a while.

We’ve agreed that the missus will be taking over from next week, as I’m finding it harder to speak calmly to these guys on an ongoing basis.

If we are still dealing with the Halifax after another week I’ll make the calls again.

We also need to seriously start thinking about a contingency plan. If nothing happens we may even need to start thinking about re-marketing the property.

Would we do this with the Halifax? I’m not sure. At the end of the day, its been 6 weeks since anyone was last shown around the house so it would be very unlikely that they’d not have found somewhere else by now.

There’s also the option to take what cash we have in savings now and move to Australia before Christmas, in the hope that I could get sorted out job wise in 3 – 4 months.

If we do then we have all the time in the world to sell the house, if we don’t then we’ll need the house proceeds in order for us to have something to live off.

A very big gamble and with a four years old in tow, perhaps one not really worth thinking about until we have to.

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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia.
Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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