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Old 04-27-2017, 09:32 AM
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Budget moving tips

I am moving mid next year with my 5 children from nz. Plan is for gold coast but Brisbane is still a consideration. Two of my children are working adults. My youngest child will of just turned 3.

Can anyone suggest tips and hints to reduce the cost or stress.

I plan to buy furniture over there rather than bring it, having coated it from a mart. I have prepaid travel vouchers so our airfare and extra baggage is covered. I have set aside money to bring the pets.

Originally I planned to get a home built timing it so it was ready for our arrival or rent it out until we arrived but apparently the rules have changed and I have to wait until we are in Australia before getting a mortgage (we don't plan to sell the nz home until after 12 months to make sure we have made the right decision).

The reason I didn't want to rent was simply owning a home I could guarantee my children would not have to change schools twice. I can't guarantee I could rent where we would build. My middle child will be starting highschool so I really wanted the stability for the younger children to go from leaving all their nz friends to their stable Australian school, not potentially uproot them 6 or so months later.

Now rather than saving up for a reasonable "emergency fund" plus house deposit to support us while we sort out jobs etc it now looks like I need to use what would be the mortgage deposit on renting a property which won't give us the freedom to do with our pets as we wish (building a cattery - these pets form a self employment that brings in almost as much income as my full time job).

I have figured I will need around $30,000 all up to make the move but if I could cut costs somewhere we could realise our dream sooner and move sooner.

Are there any accommodation options other than private rental that allows pets? I got a quote from dogtainers to board the 8 cats I will bring which was $1500 a week so that's not an option.

I thought about rent to own but could only find properties either too small or a long distance away as I thought again I could organise and then rent out until my move.

To rent I will be paying $150-200 per week more than a mortgage.

How have other families successfully made the move?

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Following... I have similar questions.

Hopefully someone will answer!

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Old 06-22-2017, 09:09 AM
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Thank you very much for the amazing tips you have posted Ragvale.

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Old 07-31-2017, 07:40 AM
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You can check this tumblr account I found. I says about classy and modern funiture yet budget friendly. Please take time to read. Here is the link. Just copy/paste it if it is not clickable -> https://allanraymm.tumblr.com/post/1...eces-that-wont

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