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dumb-tabloid reader

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  1. I wouldn't worry too much about their economy - its the social developments which are frankly frightening I don't usually forward political stuff like this - but this I just had to. This is what intolerance leads to, bear in mind that the Italians are in coalition with the far right in Italy (the Northern League) - i.e, a developing majority are voting Far Right in Italy. Now read this.... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-picture-that-shames-italy-873743.html Very sad. I'd be very ashamed if I were Italian.
  2. Hello again, I totally agree with your observations and they are not too distant from my own beliefs. Yes I saw that film - very funny indeed, once you've understood the coloquilisms. (I speak fluent French). Well, I suspect peak to trough from 2008 heights to presumably 2015 (bottom of market) - at around 40%. Would you say that is a fair estimate?
  3. Yes I thought that economically, should she ever 'move forward politically', France would be doomed, I can't see many of the more successful countries working as comfortably with France given this senario - particularly private sector business. Interesting debate though. It is very difficult to judge house prices in France. We bought a ruin in 2009 for next to nothing. We're told that its probably worth around 250,000 now (we live near Berck, Pas de Calais), although the true value is probably a lot less and certainly going down daily. What are your thoughts on the bottom of the market as compared to its peak? (ie. The total price fall from peak) - I ask you since you seem very active on this forum and well a well informed individual.
  4. This is true except for the fact that shes 3rd or 2nd dependant which opinion polls you believe in the race (I've seen some so called 'impartials - showing Le Pen at >47%)... She could very well be a problem for foreigners in five years time when her support grows. I personally don't believe anything the mad-cow says, but the worry of course is that others do. She isn't speaking her mind, and this is very dangerous when you see her unlying motives.... People who support her vote for her without realising what they're actually voting for (hence 1932 and Hitler). I was simply wondering what impact a FN win would have economically / hence impact on house prices. Would other European settlers (not just the 175,000 British) - worry, sell up and leave?
  5. I wonder what the effect of a Le Pen government (far right) would have on house prices in France ?? She has a real possibility of winning in 5 months time. Would the English be off, bearing in mind the 'Front National' (like UKs EDL or BNP) - are very hostile to anything not French - even names! Le Pen cristisised Sarkosy for naming his latest daughter with an Italian name !
  6. Its yours. Ps. Do something good today, ring an EA. They are soooooooooooooo bored.
  7. And.... guess what peps... THE SUN IS SHINNING and predicted 22 oC for next 7 days 100% sunny.... what fabulous timing ay ? What a pefect weekend coming up. Will call a few EAs this weekend to ask for 30% off their advertised before I even consider ! pmsl !!! Got to keep pressure on Helping all fellow HPCs in the UK.
  8. Not posted on here for a while as moved to France two years ago. Very pleased with this news for all in the UK. We bought a house in France two years ago and expect the same to happen here, which I suppose I should be unhappy about, but actually I'd be rather pleased to see prices drop here too and most people simply cannot afford to buy and this is more important than my own personal greed. Good luck to you all and long live the biggest house price crash history has ever witnessed ! typo
  9. You're absolutely right. We moved to France from that dreadful place, ironically called 'great' britain, and have never regretted it since. Of course, we've met the not so deep thinking British dreamers, and I think you'll find that those stories found tend to fall nicely within this catagory. Spongethrower is clearly a smart chap and I'd assume his decision to move to France was not without great thought. By the way, we have both learnt to speak French before we left the UK. We have lived here for 18months now & speak very fluent French. French culture is far more rewarding than its shallow British alternative, and anyone that understands what life is really about would invariably find France more homely. Oh, and not to forget, houses are cheaper We have a 400 year old farm house with land that we have fully restored; including replacing a 250m2 roof - with no building experience, but some very appreciated friends in the trade!
  10. Thanks for the reply. Although, the program made it clear there was no case of fraud, and everything was within the legal framework. They still lost all their money!
  11. I posted this on a new thread, but thought to add this question here, as I thought this a more likely area that somebody would know. Also, its an interesting issue. I was wondering whether anyone here saw Holiday homes from Hell tonight, telling the story of the British couple who bought in good faith a 250,000 Euros chateau to renovate, spent 2 years and a further 250.000 renovating it and then evicted forceably 'like criminals' after 7 years of a court battle. If so, this worrys me, since I thought that the buyers in France were heavily protected. But if this case is to be believed, the case centered around the fact that the vender had accepted an offer from another party, to whom the actual buyers were never aware of, and then came back after the 2nd party had bought the property and fought them in court only with the fact that the old vender had agreed to sell to them. Also, in the program the people who actually paid for this property were to give the propety to the original interested party, and they lost everything! - Surely this can't be right? - This would mean that anyone buying a house in France, can have it taken from them, if somebody else can prove they had already agreed to buying it. How if this is the case, can anyone protect themselves from any potential purchase? Does anyone on here know... Or have Holiday Homes From Hell got this completely wrong?
  12. I was wondering whether anyone here saw Holiday homes from Hell tonight, telling the story of the British couple who bought in good faith a 250,000 Euros chateau to renovate, spent 2 years and a further 250.000 renovating it and then evicted forceably 'like criminals' after 7 years of a court battle. If so, this worrys me, since I thought that the buyers in France were heavily protected. But if this case is to be believed, the case centered around the fact that the vender had accepted an offer from another party, to whom the actual buyers were never aware of, and then came back after the 2nd party had bought the property and fought them in court only with the fact that the old vender had agreed to sell to them. Also, in the program the people who actually paid for this property were to give the propety to the original interested party, and they lost everything! - Surely this can't be right? - This would mean that anyone buying a house in France, can have it taken from them, if somebody else can prove they had already agreed to buying it. How if this is the case, can anyone protect themselves from any potential purchase? Does anyone on here know... Or have Holiday Homes From Hell got this completely wrong?
  13. Whats happening, very sharp downwards movement with Sterling this morning/afternoon....
  14. What a load of Tosh. I've just bought a 120m2 house in France. All our heating is wood (from our own land. ie. Free and no tax), and heat pumps run by electricity. 3K to heat this house, not on your nelly. I pay less than a Brit in a one bed flat!
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