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House valued – feeling positive

Well, we had the chap from the Halifax estate agency around yesterday. Not the most talkative bloke but he gave us the news we wanted to hear.

Basically, in the 9 years that we’ve lived here, our house as doubled in price. Assuming we get a buyer to pay this price, we’ll be able to pay off the mortgage and the odd Visa balance whilst still taking enough money with us to Australia to live off (if need be) whilst we get settled and start looking for jobs.

Worse case is we can drop the price sufficiently to make the house a ‘steal’ whilst still taking a few bob out to Oz.

We’re being realistic that it may be a while before we can get a buyer, however it feels good to know the kind of money we may be looking for. Spring is in the air, the gardens and the house has never looked better and we’re feeling pretty optimistic about the whole thing.

Making the decision and where to start

We have a second valuation next week (which we hope will confirm a similar price), once we’ve had that, the house will go on the market with an asking price of the average of the two.

Things actually seem to be happening now which is perhaps as well as our target move to Aus date of September 2006 is looming!

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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 assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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