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    bentley
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    Not many sane people would buy a property to lose money.

    :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

    No-one suggested they did, it is simply that not everyone is utterly desperate to make a profit on every transaction in their lives.
    To some the concept of a home is more important than trousering a few quid profit.


    Only dead fish go with the flow

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    bubbles1
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    @tim17 wrote:

    2008 – Couple late fifties both working buy holiday home with large garden and get yours truly to maintain said garden and house.

    2011 – Sell UK home and rent in preparation for permanent move here.

    July/August 2012 – Jack in jobs and move here, live on savings until pensions kick-in (2014/2015).

    June 2013 – Put house on market. Miss children, grandchildren, garden too big, house too cold in winter and needs 20k to bring up to date, too rural, can’t speak French, no friends, etc, etc.

    Nov 2013 – no viewings to date, dreading winter, constantly arguing.

    House and renovation cost approx 180k and is now for sale (to them) for 160k but is worth no more than 140k. They would like to move back to Kent (from whence they came) but can now only afford a terraced house unless one of them gets a job.

    Yet another case of peeps not doing their homework. Do I feel sorry for them – NO. They came for the wrong reasons obviously, as they dont love France and where they live. Tough luck. Thought they would make a pot of dosh – hee hee. People like these give us who really love it here a bad name as many locals in places tie up all of us brits with the same bit of string. Personally I wish peeps like this would all pee off back to the UK. – T :D here I said it


    #1038427
    Aardvark
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    “Some of us actually expect to sell our home to French people if/when the time comes to move to a different property.”
    If/when the time comes I certainly hope to sell to French buyers. Brits can be a nightmare. They look for every fault they can and use it to beat an already low price down even further. Some keep you hanging on promises and then walk away at the last possible moment. French buy somewhere to live and Brits tend to buy as an investment.


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    bubbles1
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    @aardvark wrote:

    “Some of us actually expect to sell our home to French people if/when the time comes to move to a different property.”
    If/when the time comes I certainly hope to sell to French buyers. Brits can be a nightmare. They look for every fault they can and use it to beat an already low price down even further. Some keep you hanging on promises and then walk away at the last possible moment. French buy somewhere to live and Brits tend to buy as an investment.

    =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>


    #1038425
    Grumpy Yorkie
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    @aardvark wrote:

    “Some of us actually expect to sell our home to French people if/when the time comes to move to a different property.”
    If/when the time comes I certainly hope to sell to French buyers. Brits can be a nightmare. They look for every fault they can and use it to beat an already low price down even further. Some keep you hanging on promises and then walk away at the last possible moment. French buy somewhere to live and Brits tend to buy as an investment.

    Nailed it, AV!

    I still hope to sell to a Brit who’s been watching the boxed set of A Place in The Sun, though!

    Stuart


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    @bubbles1 wrote:

    Thought they would make a pot of dosh – hee hee.

    Did I miss something or are you jumping to conclusions?


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    @gemini_man wrote:

    @bubbles1 wrote:

    Thought they would make a pot of dosh – hee hee.

    Did I miss something or are you jumping to conclusions?

    No I am just saying from experience of being here for a while and listening to lots of the whinging brits who thought they would come here do up properties as cheap as possible (not all of them, some are doet to extremely high standards) and make a fortune and it all went wrong cause they cant sell and get what they “think” there property is worth. Lets face it, if you are not getting peeps to look at it even, then it is over priced. No jumping to conclusions, just being practical.


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    kathyc
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    @tim17 wrote:

    2008 – Couple late fifties both working buy holiday home with large garden and get yours truly to maintain said garden and house.

    2011 – Sell UK home and rent in preparation for permanent move here.

    July/August 2012 – Jack in jobs and move here, live on savings until pensions kick-in (2014/2015).

    June 2013 – Put house on market. Miss children, grandchildren, garden too big, house too cold in winter and needs 20k to bring up to date, too rural, can’t speak French, no friends, etc, etc.

    Nov 2013 – no viewings to date, dreading winter, constantly arguing.

    House and renovation cost approx 180k and is now for sale (to them) for 160k but is worth no more than 140k. They would like to move back to Kent (from whence they came) but can now only afford a terraced house unless one of them gets a job.

    And what more horror can life hold than living in a terraced house? :lol:


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    jsks
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    @kathyc wrote:

    @tim17 wrote:

    2008 – Couple late fifties both working buy holiday home with large garden and get yours truly to maintain said garden and house.

    2011 – Sell UK home and rent in preparation for permanent move here.

    July/August 2012 – Jack in jobs and move here, live on savings until pensions kick-in (2014/2015).

    June 2013 – Put house on market. Miss children, grandchildren, garden too big, house too cold in winter and needs 20k to bring up to date, too rural, can’t speak French, no friends, etc, etc.

    Nov 2013 – no viewings to date, dreading winter, constantly arguing.

    House and renovation cost approx 180k and is now for sale (to them) for 160k but is worth no more than 140k. They would like to move back to Kent (from whence they came) but can now only afford a terraced house unless one of them gets a job.

    And what more horror can life hold than living in a terraced house? :lol:

    And in Kent, too. A double-whammy.

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    minney
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    Martin 39 – who stressed – we cannot stay here and cannot afford to go back! Looking at the date you arrived here 2011 – i watched your transition here – your excitement, your plans, your excitemnt – we were doing the same thing in 2005 — and are still here1 Yes there are lows – yes there are times when you think — what have we done — – you must give it time


    and look at the positives – family overseas – cant afford to go back as much as u thought u could – people that said they would visit – dont – because of the cost — Think- and look around you – what do you see – —-what do you hear —-what can u produce in your garden to help your situation – you have to look at the positives and the alternatives . I watched your transission here – funnily enough because we were feeling so low and lost and despondent in 2011 – and felt your excitement as we had in 2005 ….but we are still here in 2013 – you look at the positivs and there are many —you look at the negatives and how you can overcome them – and you can – with time . If you think of going back as the only solution – you will never move on – you must look at the alternatives


    #1038437
    Grumpy Yorkie
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    It just reinforces that, to many, the priorities are detached, semi, terraced ……… but must be in a nice area.

    Pretentious …….. moi? :?

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

    #1038436
    Grumpy Yorkie
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    @minney wrote:

    Martin 39 – who stressed – we cannot stay here and cannot afford to go back! Looking at the date you arrived here 2011 – i watched your transition here – your excitement, your plans, your excitemnt – we were doing the same thing in 2005 — and are still here1 Yes there are lows – yes there are times when you think — what have we done — – you must give it time


    and look at the positives – family overseas – cant afford to go back as much as u thought u could – people that said they would visit – dont – because of the cost — Think- and look around you – what do you see – —-what do you hear —-what can u produce in your garden to help your situation – you have to look at the positives and the alternatives . I watched your transission here – funnily enough because we were feeling so low and lost and despondent in 2011 – and felt your excitement as we had in 2005 ….but we are still here in 2013 – you look at the positivs and there are many —you look at the negatives and how you can overcome them – and you can – with time . If you think of going back as the only solution – you will never move on – you must look at the alternatives

    Wow, Minney – that’s a great post!

    Hope you’re “over the hump” and enjoying things better now.

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

    #1038435
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    minney
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    Not a hump yorkie – not at all — I think in reality most people go through these traumaus – it is how you deal with them and when — in my experience + the first 5 years are the hardest – you adapt – you fall – you dread – you create – you delve – you realise — where you are – what you have – what you will lose and what you will gain — but that is down to the individual and eventually you will find where you want to be


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    Good to hear, Minney ……. I recognise many of the things you describe!

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    minney
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    It is not – always living the dream – the reality is another ball game – when the rose-coloured glasses come off – it is still the same world – paying for the same taxes, utilities – perhaps more cos of the health insurance — car and house insurance – but we do have the freedom of walking out the door – into our garden – that we cultivate and live off .. for most of the year, and can walk that extra 3 miles per day cos we are free to do so !!


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