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Testing The Waters: A Guide To Australia’s Bustling Beaches

by Greg on October 28, 2016
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Australia is famous the world over for a few reasons, the dangerous wildlife, the wild weather and the landscape to name a few, but many tourists visit every year for the pleasure of lounging on one of Australia’s many beautiful beaches. Picturesque and near-perfect, Australia’s beaches are some of the best in the world, both […]

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Cost of living in Australia

by Chris Lang on April 24, 2013
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Cost of living is very important to any prospective migrant, because it varies significantly from country to country. You can’t model your living expenses based on what you pay in your home country. To get an idea what it will cost you to afford the basic necessities in Australia you need the most recent data, […]

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Tips for emigrating from the UK to Australia

by Greg on January 26, 2013
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Emigration to another country is always hard. Laws and culture can differ in small and large ways. Something as simple as charging your phone maybe come an ordeal if you are not properly prepared. These tips will help the transition. Organize Organization will set you free. Make sure that accommodations, replacement or adaptors for electronics, […]

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Home is where the money is

by Chris Lang on April 11, 2011
Home is where the money is

I’ve stumbled across an article in the Business Spectator and just couldn’t keep this to myself. There were two interesting things about it. How often do you read a piece that talks about … you? As many of you know I wasn’t born in Australia, I migrated here after a long history of traveling and […]

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Starting a new life in Australia, part 4

by Chris Lang on March 1, 2009
Starting a new life in Australia, part 4

I’m back to continue my “Life in Australia” series. I owe you a story about my second round of house hunting, which (surprisingly!) turned out to be tougher than the first one because housing affordability was very low.

Our price range was $230 – $260 a week and we just couldn’t find anything livable for that price,

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Black Saturday Fires in Victoria – help the victims

by Chris Lang on February 21, 2009
Black Saturday Fires in Victoria - help the victims

No matter where you live, you probably have heard of the Black Saturday fires in Victoria, of the destruction, the devastation, the lost 209 lives, may God rest their souls. I don’t know personally anyone who has suffered from those fires and yet start crying every time I think about this terrible nightmare.

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Starting a new life in Australia, part 3

by Chris Lang on February 18, 2009
Starting a new life in Australia, part 3

The levels of excitement were kind of hard to describe for a number of reasons.

First, the insecurity faded away. They have hired me and that means that my qualifications and experience count in this country. Having a job also meant feeling relieved money-wise; it meant that we stop eating away our savings and start living on the money we earn. And another reason to be happy was that I found that job before Christmas – people are taking it easy during the festive season and the moth after, many go away on holidays, so if I wasn’t lucky to get hired before Christmas, I could have spent another 2 months looking for a job. My partner also found a job, 4 days before Christmas and felt even luckier than I did 🙂

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Starting a new life in Australia, part 2

by Chris Lang on February 14, 2009
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I didn’t have a chance to tell you about renting my first house here.

Here is what happened: being an Internet junky and spending a lot of time searching for vacant rentals online I expected to find the suitable house that way, but as I said, life is full of surprises. All the properties I rang to ask about were already taken or not willing to accept pets (and I was about to get my dog released from quarantine), so the search had to go on.

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Starting a new life in Australia, part 1

by Chris Lang on February 11, 2009
Starting a new life in Australia, part 1

Before you say anything, let me explain: yes, this is a blog about real estate in Australia, and most of the articles here are talking about buying, renting or building a home. But it is also my blog and if you’re reading it, it means that you’re interested in my view of things.

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