Leaving Australia to live overseas.

The Dice Man

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They have negative gearing there? How does this all work for taxation purposes if you were to move back to Aus?
I really dont know. We did consult an accountant a while back and he said things change if we buy a 3rd property and we will have to be clever. But a 3rd will be our residence so not sure what happens. As for tax if we did move back, again no idea. Will come to that bridge if we ever come to it.
 

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Online business, and yeah, I've heard that $1,500/m is enough for a decent lifestyle in Bulgaria, hence my desire to go and check it out.
Yeah m8, for sure, hop on an easyjet/ryanair flight for 50 pounds and get to london in 3 hours for the weekend if you have the extra cash. Or head somewhere cheaper like Romania, Greece ,Cyprus, Turkey or even Jordan and Israel is ******* awesome closer to home. That's what i do! can't complain life is ******* great, we almost always get to visit 2/3 countries a month for the weekend atleast. With summer coming, i want to explore the entire Balkans and the black sea area. Lots of beautiful places like Georgia.
 
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Pretty good one going in Corsica for about £300,000. Middle of a hilly bush. Windows open to the beach. Ya would.
Crazy isn't it!

I looked at this one, view of the mountains, pool, 4 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms!

https://www.french-property.com/sale-property/428-AF22455

For that sort of money in Australia your getting a 250m2 block of land 1 1/2 hr half from the city, with views into your neighbours kitchen who is metres from yours!

We've got the equity in the house to pay cash for something like this in France, plus the investment income to support us over there. But I have elderly parents who won't move and no other family in Vic to help them!
 

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Mid-Pyrénées even better, pool, views for less than $500k Australian.

https://www.french-property.com/sale-property/318-294

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So for less than $500k Australian, you could live in France on a hill with amazing views, wineries nearby!
It's the midi-pyrenees so there wont be wineries too close.. you may have to drive an hour or more. Not much happening, and not many people living in the Midi but it is quite beautiful. My wife's family have a holiday home in a little village called Montjaux with spectacular views, that was the childhood home of her Grandmother. It's so quiet and peaceful. It's cheese making area and you can see Roquefort from their terrace. Wild deer roam the mountain above the village, and the River Tarn is a few kilometres down the hill.

There is an Australian author who resides in the village but Ive never been able to find out the name. It has a population of around 90, but does increase in summer.


Property aint that cheap on the Riviera though.
 

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Pretty good one going in Corsica for about £300,000. Middle of a hilly bush. Windows open to the beach. Ya would.

uhh why would you buy that when you can buy a two bedroom house that requires renovating in noble park south for only 200k more?
 

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uhh why would you buy that when you can buy a two bedroom house that requires renovating in noble park south for only 200k more?
Are you actually serious? fu** you are a moron.

Corsica is in between Italy and France. Noble Park south is between Noble Park and Dandenong. Strike one.

These houses are generally a hundred years old, properly built with respect to the environment. They're architecturally sound. New cardboard pop-ups don't even compete with longevity and craftsmanship. Lots of bedrooms, space within, that sort of thing. I won't even get started about no need for a fence versus you and Michael Simmons next door who works at Retravision squibbing and squabbling over who should pay for the new neetascreen fence. And ya know, calming hill versus a cul-de-sac still in half-completion.

The only positive is Noble Park probably has four Dan Murphy's in periphery and probably 1500 times the availability of piss tho. So you got me.
 

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Are you actually serious? **** you are a moron.

Corsica is in between Italy and France. Noble Park south is between Noble Park and Dandenong. Strike one.

These houses are generally a hundred years old, properly built with respect to the environment. They're architecturally sound. New cardboard pop-ups don't even compete with longevity and craftsmanship. Lots of bedrooms, space within, that sort of thing. I won't even get started about no need for a fence versus you and Michael Simmons next door who works at Retravision squibbing and squabbling over who should pay for the new neetascreen fence. And ya know, calming hill versus a cul-de-sac still in half-completion.

The only positive is Noble Park probably has four Dan Murphy's in periphery and probably 1500 times the availability of piss tho. So you got me.

how many french and italian afl players are there? like mark lecras? lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandenong_Stingrays


read it and weep sucka
 

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It's the midi-pyrenees so there wont be wineries too close.. you may have to drive an hour or more. Not much happening, and not many people living in the Midi but it is quite beautiful. My wife's family have a holiday home in a little village called Montjaux with spectacular views, that was the childhood home of her Grandmother. It's so quiet and peaceful. It's cheese making area and you can see Roquefort from their terrace. Wild deer roam the mountain above the village, and the River Tarn is a few kilometres down the hill.

There is an Australian author who resides in the village but Ive never been able to find out the name. It has a population of around 90, but does increase in summer.

Property aint that cheap on the Riviera though.
- 1 hr to wineries :heavycheck:
- amazing views :heavycheck:
- cheese making :heavycheck:
- Cheese eating :heavycheck::heavycheck:
- significantly cheaper than Aus :heavycheck:
- the ability to live cheaper than Australia :heavycheck:

Might have to look at it seriously once I decide to take the decision to retire with the wife.
 

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definitely its a retirement option, but its the theoretical equivalent of moving to somewhere like Mudgee, or smaller. Its a really nice place, but unless you can work from home, its going to be hard to get any sort of meaningful employment in a small town, unless you can fluently speak the language and fill a labor shortage.
 

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Have really enjoyed reading this thread, very wholesome, thanks to all the contributors.

My mind has wavered over the last few years over whether this is something I want to do. It was definitely a consideration post-uni in 2016 after I went solo to Europe for four months and just wandered around on a rail pass. I felt like the two most liveable places I went to were Hamburg and Manchester.

But in the years since, I've moved out of home, started playing footy again which introduced me to a whole new group of friends and now have just got a new job in that very same town. I sometimes feel guilty for enjoying the small-town lifestyle that I lead because I don't want to feel like one of those people who just ends up living in the same town for 40 years and becoming a part of the furniture. I dunno, I find it a bit hard to put into words.
 

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Have really enjoyed reading this thread, very wholesome, thanks to all the contributors.

My mind has wavered over the last few years over whether this is something I want to do. It was definitely a consideration post-uni in 2016 after I went solo to Europe for four months and just wandered around on a rail pass. I felt like the two most liveable places I went to were Hamburg and Manchester.

But in the years since, I've moved out of home, started playing footy again which introduced me to a whole new group of friends and now have just got a new job in that very same town. I sometimes feel guilty for enjoying the small-town lifestyle that I lead because I don't want to feel like one of those people who just ends up living in the same town for 40 years and becoming a part of the furniture. I dunno, I find it a bit hard to put into words.
It’s interesting - i really enjoy the life here but I also had it great back in Perth in the late 2000s - was definitely part of the bubble and I miss that quite a bit


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