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  1. eeeeeerm....I live in Northmoor, less than a mile from Standlake, quite amusing to see it on the list, amusing and utterly confusing why he'd pick there (unless he lives there and needs to sell soon?). We're talking a fairly bumpy and lengthy bus journey to Oxford station, not to mention frequency. Oh well....big up Standlake, door to door Canary Wharf 2 hours 30 if you survive the Jubilee line, sorry I meant 55 minutes
  2. That sounds great, bit over bedroomed for me but I like the area down there a lot, if only I could drop my close to London criteria then I could start making silly offers all over the place 80sqm garage....mmmmmmmmmmmm......lathes...mills....motorbikes
  3. Hey I can join in, I've thought about this waaaaaay too much. Downstairs Kitchen diner, bright, sizeable, probably leading onto a conservatory, plenty of worktop space. Small utility room Downstairs WC (possibly with a shower) Plenty of space for shoes and coats in the hall Good size lounge to seat 5 in comfort. Upstairs 2 large doubles with plenty of storage - one ensuite. Bathroom, not that fussed about separate shower cubicle but it would be a nice to have Study / guest bedroom big enough to open out a sofa bed. Outside South facing non-overlooked garden Large double garage wit
  4. It's actually in a pretty good spot. Chatalga on the sea side of the big road to Venitsa. Sava Radulov 2 beds, 76 sq m new build about 6 years I tend to think, that within reason, price and saleability are the same thing. By that I mean even in a less desirable spot, at the right price almost anything will sell. I'm more than happy to sell at a bit of a loss compared with 18 months / 2 yrs ago...well actually I have no choice It's whether I want to expend the grey hairs on getting it registered, decorated, marketed, tax paid on proceeds and consider capital gains in UK. I realise I have
  5. Doom and gloom re Bulgarian economy Hmm...looks like it's either this summer for a sale then or much further in the future, I'll need to get the block to register it again and then find agent/s arrrrrgh hassle. By devaluation do you mean removing the pegging to the Euro, that would kill me as the strong Euro against the pound is about the only positive thing in this situation. "Why not put your "fixer upper" efforts into the Bulgarian place?" a) It would add no value and the jobs required are largely optional e.g. insulation on a North facing wall. I'd also gain no benefit from enjoying t
  6. rental yields are weird in Bulgaria, there's oversupply and the rent would have been about the same when it could have sold at 90K. I think what I'll do is look on the net and such and see what similar places are asking then go in a good 20% below. That way I won't be giving it away, but anyone who is actually looking (probably russian or bulgarian) will view mine over the others.
  7. There comes a stage where home is a necessity. I can't feel at home in a house I don't own and my main hobby is DIY and fixing up motorbikes so I want a property I can work on / in. If I were renting I'd no doubt look for a place that's the bare minimum but buying I can have grander ideas....there's no rush...but for my sanity I'd say it needs to be within the next 12 months or so. A house IS NOT A SOLELY A "CONSIDERED" SPECULATION for me, it's a home which of course I'd like to buy at a competitive price but there's a limit to how long I can wait. Re: The Bulgarian pad, IF and it's a big I
  8. Tell me something that isn't obvious. The question was should I sell I now or hang on.
  9. Please can we have an option to block signatures as they take up a heck of a lot of space. Might be a good idea to block avatars too...but so far I've not seen any NSFW Ta
  10. Well I would lose out compared to other investments. Actually I'm hoping to at least get 50% more than I paid but nothing like that 150% I could have could. Not sure I agree with a correction as big as 50% in Varna centre but let's see...I'll let you know the figures when the deed is done. Bit hard though as I'm not sure what the total cost of purchase plus fitting out actually totalled in the end. My "guess" is 40 to 45K, Hopefully at the lower end of those two numbers. Shell purchase cost without any taxes and blah blah was about 35K Euro (at an average of about 1.25 to GBP)
  11. I realise that buyers are scarce but at the end of the day, a property WILL sell if the price is low enough. He's asking too much or it's not being advertised sufficiently (or both). If I stick mine on the market then it won't be at a pie in the sky price. It will be there to get interest and get the property sold. Still need to rally the block to get re-registered at land office. They're dragging their heels though. Will have to see if I can chivvy them along. Yes, no rush to buy in UK, But for more sanity I do need my own home within 18 months max, 12 months would be better.
  12. I'd like to buy in the UK, no rush but let's say ideally within the next 12 months. I have a Bulgarian 2 bed apartment in Varna that I bought about 5 or 6 years ago. I think at its peak price, 18 months to 2 years ago, with the right buyer on a sunny day might have been as much as 95,000 Euro, but definitely 90K. Now I really don't know and getting a valuation isn't easy....I'm bracing myself to be told 60K or possibly less. Anyway, with the Euro being strong and the possibility of it getting stronger against GBP should I be pushing to sell it and wait for the right moment to make the curr
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