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Risk Management: A 400 visa is not a preliminary 457 visa

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Australian Visas & Immigration|Tags: , , , |

A case study Sally comes to Australia on a 400 visa [Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa] to train local staff on a new system being rolled out across the world. While Sally is here [...]

Signing a Property Lease Before the Visa Comes Through

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Australian Visas & Immigration, Real Estate|Tags: , |

A case study Picture the scene: Geoff and Sally are on a “look-see” visit to Melbourne ahead of their planned relocation. Geoff’s new job is due to start in six weeks. They decide they like Australia [...]

Rising Short-term Accommodation Costs

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Real Estate, Short-term Accommodation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Continuing growth in demand for short-term accommodation has resulted in upward pressure on prices. We have seen increases in recent times averaging at least 10% per year and in some cases considerably more. As a consequence budgets [...]

Australian Housing Costs – Unaffordable Interstate Relocation?

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Melbourne, Real Estate, Relocation, Sydney, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Volatility in sales prices in Sydney and Melbourne and greater stability in other State Capitals. Rental stability across the country except for Perth. What does this mean for employers relocating staff interstate to Sydney and [...]

Sydney & Melbourne Housing Costs

September 4th, 2017|Categories: Melbourne, Real Estate, Relocation, Sydney|Tags: , , , , |

Stability in rents, volatility in sales prices. What does this mean for those relocating to Sydney and Melbourne? Sydney and Melbourne rents have shown continuing stability over the last twelve months. Sydney houses have averaged [...]