felix

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  1. Any idea what impact these Catalonian troubles may have?
  2. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-15/london-house-prices-fall-at-fastest-pace-since-financial-crisis It almost looked like as if it was never going to happen LOL
  3. French Property

    https://parispropertygroup.com/blog/2017/macron-announces-changes-impacting-real-estate-in-paris/ I think it will have no impact. The ISF is a very nasty tax. Holland has it too and there it is being challenged in Dutch courts. Many HNWI are already living in Belgium (which is not that bad) in order to avoid it. As soon as it disappears some will decide to move back.
  4. THE GREAT BIG CHINA THREAD

    "China plans to send astronauts to the Moon before 2036" Another 19 years for something that was supposed to be possible in 1969?????!!!!
  5. That is the one thing that has truly amazed me. Many Honkies could sell their flats, emigrate, buy somethiing decent and still have plenty of money left over to retire on. Yet hardly anyone does it. When I ask about it, to many the social hurdle of leaving friends and family behind still seems an issue.
  6. https://www.google.com/amp/m.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/2094524/hong-hong-investors-focus-their-sights-londons-st-jamess%3Famp%3D1
  7. Canada bubble is popped

    Classical!
  8. French Property

    Sorry, of course I meant to say: Sadly I am not alone in all this. Lovely. I am a huge consumer of just red wine! I am referring to where to settle in the Côte d'Azur
  9. French Property

    Good read, Phillip! There seems to be this world wide search for convenience, Yes, living in a house with a garden may feel more relaxed, but then dealing with issues like security, gardening, etc. forget about it. Shops, bars & restaurants all need to be walking distance. A good public transportation system is a real bonus. I have kind of worked out that Nice is then the place to be. I simply wished I was not alone in all this.
  10. French Property

    These excessive charges only apply to sea view properties? I value sea view a lot, but God, in the Côte d'Azur we are truly talking 2 or even 3 times the price of something in darkness. For convenience my interest only goes to apartments, but in that one I am not alone either, as I see houses being sold relatively cheap compared to those apartments. Any idea what the % of second homes is in Nice?
  11. French Property

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-27/millionaire-migrants-countries-rich-people-are-flocking Apparently many are leaving France. I would say good news for me, as it should make property prices drop. Any idea where these 12000 are mainly going to?
  12. Australia Faces Its Demons

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-08/ So is it finally going to happen?
  13. French Property

    One of my favourites too! Sorry, my question was related to people that live in Monaco and go to Nice for the evening/night. Where in Nice do they go to?
  14. French Property

    Just to be sure those buildings a few blocks back have no sea view, but are a lot cheaper? Sorry, but this is not negotiable for me. I had sea view from 2003 till 2014 and now I live somewhere without it. I miss it like hell. To me Villefranche is in the Corniches already! Or do I miss something? This does not surprise me and makes Nice indeed look attractive. Out of pure curiosity can you mention a few of those bars that have Monaco residents visiting? What do you think of the La Madeleine area? It is mainly houses in a much higher price category, but sea view is there and with the improving public transportation a train station walking distance may not be so important anymore.
  15. French Property

    Phillip, Thanks for all your info so far. I have been reading it with pleasure. I got some 500k Euros reserved for an apartment. I am totally not in a hurry to buy/spend it, as I consider myself too young to live there already, but if prices dropped, I am ready to snatch a bargain. Most important to me is that I must have sea view and a train station walking distance would be welcome too. I know this does not come cheap, but I am willing to surrender space for it. What may work in my favour is that I hate swimming pools. I do think (Cap d’)Antibes is beautiful, but the road to the Autoroute is so terrible that for a frequent driver like me I decided it to be a no. Valbonne is very convenient, but no sea view. I like Nice, but I do not want to live on any of the boulevards. One or two streets behind it is ok, but not on it. Do you have any thoughts on the villages along the Corniches? I do like Monaco too, hence a place like Beausoleil comes to my mind. Monaco itself obviously too expensive and I do not need the tax benefits, so living there would be a waste of money anyhow.