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    Default OMG - we've bought a house!

    I know .. been pretty quiet recently - been busy at bbqs and the like!

    Anyhow, Sunday after the bbq, Jon and I went open-house hunting ... found us a lovely 4-bedder within budget, put in a daft offer, and guess what? They've only gone and accepted it!! Although truth be told, am a bit shocked

    Here it is -> Property - Australia - New Zealand - South East Asia - Ray White Real Estate

    Lou
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    Awesome!!!! looks like somrthing from a storybook..

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    We did what? Bought a house!! Did I close my eyes and ears for 2 seconds and miss something?

    Guess I should start researching the pubs and bars in the area
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    sorry ... no pubs for miles ... Not going to make that mistake again!


    What have we done eh?
    EOI Submitted 8th July 2007, 140 points no job offer.
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    I think you will find there is a pub, and it's within a mile. Do you really think I would let you know that there are pubs nearby before buying a house? Research was done yesterday, pub crawl already worked out
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    That looks really lovely AND you've got a heat pump. Plenty of room for the kids to run around outside, too. What more could you ask for?

    Reminds me, I must post something about the property buying process in NZ so others don't fall into the trap we did recently.

    Jon, did you really land in NZ on 113th August?
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    Well spotted MB, I shall change my sig!
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    Well done you guys!! I like to have somewhere classy to lay me head when I visit friends. When's your birthday again Looby Lou??
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    Looks gorgeous Lou- you didn't waste any time but a bargain is a bargain and they are there to be had.

    Hope all goes smoothly with the sale.
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    Looks lovely. When do you move? Have you got a solicitor? I can recommend our one - they were really good and looked out for us while we were in the UK.
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