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Simon Brown

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  1. It's a capital asset tax, empty homes require infrastruce to be in place. Doubling the tax is a good idea IMO (but that's because it'll drop prices in Cornwall).
  2. Using the words Delighted or Delightful - lose 10 points Writing in UPPERCASE - lose 10 points Writing in UPPERCASE AND BOLD - lose 25 points If a house has gardens then take photos *outside* If a house has rooms then take photos *inside* And finally - learn this phrase: 'would you like fries with your order?'
  3. Here's a good example of locals deciding on the price - at least I assume this to be the case as the EA is in Bury. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31857766.html?utm_source=rmrssfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buying
  4. I wonder what they'll make of this: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29796412.html?utm_source=rmrssfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buying
  5. File under Must Buy Today - Bargain http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29796412.html?utm_source=rmrssfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buying
  6. Tesco's do home delivery and Miss Manner's Young Ladies will visit every week
  7. Not surpised - very professioanl comapny, he deserves it.
  8. Love it Now we're seeing these disasters coming onto the market but there are some lovely places as well.
  9. I was raised on the Isle of Man. I can fleece a Cornish man on a Monday morning before he's had time to sign on the dole!
  10. > Set underpants /type=asbestos /thickness=max Those who retire will bring more money into the economy, but remember it's locals who sold out to provide the holiday homes in the first place. Tourism salaries don't really provide enough to buy a house anywhere.
  11. This will be the last time I buy a property - been living on the continent since 1986, want to purchase next year but can wait if needed until 2013. Some prices being asked are La-La prices, what amazes me is how lazy and unprofessional some EA's are.
  12. As a cash buyer ~ 450k next year I can say that this is excellent news. I'm looking to retire to Cornwall next year, this confirms what I've been told behind the scenes. Off for some dancing in the streets etc.
  13. I don't know - some crazy people like this kind of thing. i agree - 200k tops.
  14. 1) Have any Spanish banks defaulted? 2) It's a problem for Spain, why should the EU be involved? If you are buying a house in Spain then do your homework, these problems have been around for many, many years. Don't blame the EU, blame yourself.
  15. I must say I agree - sensible lending from banks will make life better for you in the long run.
  16. Thanks. I see two types of prices - those set by the EA where the aim is to sell the property and prices set by the owners who are living in La-La land. As a cash buyer next year I'll be in a strong position, forums like this and rightmove just make life so simple
  17. And the 'joke of the day' prize is awarded to: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34681667.html?utm_content=ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=emailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdatesjun11&utm_term=buying&sc_id=5737829 They are serious?
  18. Here's a price reduction: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31460809.html?utm_source=rmrssfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buying&onetime_savedPropertyId=31460809#summary31460809 How do I see what it's been reduced from? I follow prices with rightmove - IMO this is still overpriced but I would like to know what the previous price was. TIA
  19. In my case to experience the culture, had a great time for two years in Hmaburg. Then Brussels, now Switzerland sicne 1989. It's a big world out there, I'm very glad I've done what I have. Planning to return to Cornwall in 2012.
  20. I went to germany in 1986, had an O level in German. Anyway many major companies will use English as the business language, it will be rare to meet a German IT professional who does not speak English. The best thing you can do is apply for a job, when you get one go to a language school a few times each week, this is what I did in Hamburg. I was single, most of the others in my class were scandinavian / italian aur-pairs Happy times...
  21. I wouldn't pay that much for the whole of Swansea - are the Welsh insane?
  22. Laugh - I wet myself. 390k for this ??? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31587577.html?utm_content=ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=emailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdatesjun11&utm_term=buying&sc_id=5737829
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