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  1. The north coast where I am living at the moment Santander area has a lot of rain. Also, comment about property grab etc in worst case scenarion, Im sorry thats a bit far fetched really isn't it? Just dont look at Almeria etc. If a problem like that occured in Spain, it would be Global and owning a house in the UK would be just as unsafe. I am seeing now on sites like Thinkspain a lot more lower priced properties etc. More affordable on the north coast now, Extremadura a lot of cheaper places but its a bit out of the way. One problem is I can forsee is deciding you like a house, transfer
  2. Hi its on the North Sea, East Lothian. Freak waves only occur usually far out at sea surely? Unless it is a tsunami. There is somehing off Norway called the 'Storegga slides' this has created a Tsunami 5000 years ago. Its not something that would keep me up at night though.
  3. Hello, Currently frustrated with house market and its stagnation, ie should be falling but not! I have seen a 1 bedroom 2nd floor flat. It is all ok, good HIP report etc (In Scotland). At ground level it is 7metres above sea level. It is near the sea, but there is a wall and also a reef then the sea starts. On the SEPA website, it says it is in the risk zone green. So I was wondering if anyone has advice/tips. If its 7metres high, surely all it is at risk is from 100 year storms? Not even sea level rises, ie wont rise this much in 100 years. Perhaps I should point this out and offer les
  4. This first poster is similar to me although I have less available but can settle in a cheap area. This site seems to have a lot of people these days saying 'buy gold, it will be like zimbabwe soon'. It is hard in my area for jobs but I am mostly self employed. Ie the dilema is if I spent the money on a house then it needed a new roof, where would I get 10,000 from? As a FTB I dont know if that is covered in insurance. My view was after the large fall announced a few weeks ago, was its ok. I am not looking to make massive profits, after all that is surely what Bulls in the housing market
  5. Perhaps the builders I e mailed a few months ago about a nice small 1 or 2 bed build will get back to me after no replying to e mails or phone calls when they were busy building oversized 5 bed homes. I found the way they deal with you if you only want a small plave arrogant, after all they are not RIBA Architects, they are just builders making little boxes. I do not wish slow business for anyone but perhaps a slowdown will give them a reality check.
  6. 'Portugal and Italy look quite tempting ' any links? how r u protecting your money? I dont want to risk it in gold. If I commit on Europe is a euro account insanity?
  7. Thanks for links. Seems like where I am 'Scottish west coast' seems overpriced in comparison. However, I would prefer to stay here. What are houses doing in Iceland? Seriously, I should think they will be cheap now? I reserve my one right next to the big volcano, lol.
  8. I am on an island here, not saying which one. Same here, but there are quite a few 'lowered prices'. Ive seen some realistic prices, some overpriced in my opinion. Although I want to stay here, it begins to look overpriced when you compare it to warmer parts of Europe ie portugal, spain, brittany, italy etc. I basically think that a lot of 'outlanders' have bought up here, you see a lot of English (i am half English) but older couples buying here. To me they dont seem highflying types, ie the kind you get in cheaper parts of Spain etc. Nothing wrong with that perhaps, but the problem
  9. I assumed this would happen in Galicia and the north coast of Spain, I cannot find evidence of this happening in this area, anyone know? Ha ha blinktoofast, I work in steel mainly and that much would need a bigger shed to store it in!
  10. What to do with 80,000? Hi, I am planning on buying a very small place with this money that will come to me as an inheritance. the place will have a small place to do some metalwork/sclpture, either that or can get a metal shed. Yes, house prices are cheaper where I am in the UK. I want to be within distance of the sea, where I can surf and paddle. Dont need to be right on seafront but within say 25 miles max. As a free agent, without debts, mortgage wife etc. Can anyone advise me if there is anywhere else in Europe (preferably Atlantic) where I could get something with a small garden
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