Relocation Downunder

Australia
December 21, 2010 5:49am CST
Ok, so I am watching this on tv right now - relocation downdunder with Phil Spencer from popular UK tv show location, location, location...In this relocation series, he is helping the Brits find houses to buy here in Australia where they plan to immigrate...do you like watching these types of shows? I love them & have learned alot about the property market in Australia & the UK. Does it ever make you want to move to one of these locations - especially the ones overseas? Me, well, I'd love to live in some of the UK locations I have seen but hate the cold so me going to the UK will only ever be a holiday thing.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
22 Dec 10
Not more Poms! Soon they will be playing cricket for Australia if more come! I have never heard of this show, but it sounds interesting. I could never live in the UK either as it would be unbearably cold for me too. But I have been there for a holiday and I would love to return and do it again some day. (As long as it was summer!)
• Australia
22 Dec 10
Then our cricket team will really go down hill This show is airing on the Lifestyle channel (106 on Austar) at 9:30pm - just started up again this week & it would have aired in the UK last year as it's copyrighted in 2009.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
22 Dec 10
Oh, OK. I have just suspended my Foxtel account for the summer. I normally do this as we go away for a few weeks and then as the weather is usually good, we don't want the kids being glued to the TV all holidays. As it turns out, the weather has been perfect TV weather. Rainy all day today. Wearing jeans again today! GRR!
• Australia
23 Dec 10
Bugger!! Oh well, you will probably see it next year...If you remind me, I will let you know when it's back on after you get your foxtel put back on...it rained all day here too yesterday but I was in shorts & a singlet all day..wasn't cold here.
• United States
31 Dec 10
For me, both of those places would be over seas. I have always wanted to visit Australia or New Zealand on vacation but it would probably cost too much. The US South is not very exciting, but it's home. What else can I say? Home is where you are.
• Australia
31 Dec 10
I totally agree that home is where you are...I have always wanted to visit the US...maybe we can house sit for each other at some stage...that would cut down on some costs.
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• United States
1 Jan 11
That's a cool idea! One of these days, I'm hoping to own a small farm or place out in the country with a little acreage for a garden and some animals like goats. Would be nice to have you as a guest then. There will be so much room. My daughter is bugging me for a dog, but I keep telling her that we can't get one until we get our place in the country with the land. She has her fingers crossed almost permanently, hoping it will happen any day.
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
28 Dec 10
Haven't seen that show or even heard of it. Is it on Free to Air TV because that's all I have. I think it's very expensive to buy real estate along the east coast of Australia. Little coastal towns that were no more than a village have come into their own over the last twenty years and gone from a cheap little cottage to a very expensive little cottage. It would be good to compare real estate from here and there. How are you going with the enquiries about your abandoned home?
• Australia
28 Dec 10
This show is on Foxtel/Austar on the Lifestyole channel...sometimes you get the shows on channel 9...I agree that little coastal towns are now very expensive...I live 2 streets away from the beach in a house that is starting to literally fall apart as the owner doesn't want to do anything to it & it's worth about $650,000! I asked my next door neighbour as he is a real estate agent & he said some rich guy owns that house & the other 2 along side it & apparently he plans to build a huge house on all 3 blocks
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
23 Dec 10
In the States, we have a show called House Hunters International which is on the Home & Garden channel on cable t.v. I LOVE this show. It shows people from all over the world relocating to another part of the world. It is amazing how certain things are so different in other countries. They recently had an episode where a family wanted to relocate from the States to I think Prague and it was so interesting how things are so different in other countries. For example, some of the places didn't have indoor plumbing, other places didn't have running water in the kitchen....it is just amazing to me. Also, the difference in the housing market is so great from country to country and what you can get for your money is so wide ranged as well.
• Australia
23 Dec 10
It is amazing as how far (or small) your money will go in other countries...I guess I just love learning about how you go buying a house in other countries...here in Australia, you have to have your offer submitted in writing & in England, you can just call & offer over the phone to he Real Estate agent...