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Old 12-25-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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One option on where to live in retirement

With all the discussion about whee to live in retirement, here's one option for the FIRE'd individual - a house for sale in Sweden. Ideal for the right candidate, which would be someone whi really enjoys the film "Predator". Here's a link, with the arrow scroll through the photos of the house. Friliggande villa till salu | Fornängsvägen 4 | Vimpeltorpet | Kalmar kommun
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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Thank you but I'll stay here in Texas. Besides, it's cold enough for me right here without moving to Sweden. 29f this morning and heavy frost on the ground.
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:59 AM   #3
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Wow, that house is definitely unique! Kind of spooky, too. If it was mine, I'd sure allow a budget for redecorating....
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Old 12-25-2014, 08:21 AM   #4
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Amazing! I'd take it as is.
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I like it except for those rooms with black ceilings and would prefer a more wooded location.
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Not really my style - I would need to do a major remodel and make the garage about 8 times as big.
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The only major renovation that I'd have to do, is to get rid of the "JAWS" posters in the bedroom. Other than that, I think it's near perfect! Oh, and forget about a home alarm system, just set that predator statue in the entry way, and don't bother locking the door.
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I prefer this house:

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Old 12-25-2014, 10:55 AM   #9
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I hope I'm not hijacking the thread too much, but I thought this USA Today article was interesting:

Your dream retirement home takes planning

After discussing the advantages of single story homes and other attributes of suitable homes for the elderly, it discusses communities suitable for retirement living. I thought they hit the nail on the head:
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Here are seven attributes communities need to be attractive to older adults, according to a MetLife Mature Market Institute study done with the Stanford Center on Longevity. The report was published March 5.
• Housing. Affordable housing with zoning laws that permit flexible housing arrangements (assisted living facilities or houses on small lots).
• Transportation. Mass transit, senior transportation programs, walkable neighborhoods, nearby parks and recreation.
• Safe neighborhoods. Low crime rates, emergency preparedness plans.
• Health care. An adequate number of doctors who take Medicare, specialists, hospitals and preventive health care programs.
• Supportive services. Meals on wheels, adult day care, home care giving support.
• Goods, amenities. Retail outlets within walking distance, restaurants, grocery stores with healthy foods, farmers markets.
• Social integration. Places of worship, libraries, museums, colleges, and organizations that promote intergenerational contact.
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I like it except for those rooms with black ceilings and would prefer a more wooded location.
The black ceilings are okay but yes on the wooded location and also a cemetery next door. Then the neighbors won't complain when someone screams.
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I wonder who the seller is and if she has a dragon tattoo. It actually is a very nice house
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I'm curious to know who the owner is, also. I suspect he/she had something to do with the making of Jaws and jaws-2. The music room upstairs with a drum set and speakers set up makes me believe it belongs to a musician?

IMO, it's an incredible house. The most gorgeous bathroom I've ever seen. I'd take it as is, no problem! The lighting throughout the house is fabulous!
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That attic room was weird.... It was like a lounge - had the external entrance.... So the party room Finished to a very high end - but not my taste.

A lot of money spent on the decor... but not to my taste.

The juxtoposition of the greek statuary in front, and the predator statuary/masks inside kind of cracks me up.
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OMG! He said it! How sneaky!

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OMG! He said it! How sneaky!
Looks like you're the only one paying attention. Doesn't work when I say that word. That's W2R's realm.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:21 AM   #16
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Looks like you're the only one paying attention. Doesn't work when I say that word. That's W2R's realm.
I don't know if that still works for me, either. But either way, I'm not saying a word until after the first of the year when I do my rebalancing. So don't hold your breath!
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I think it is awesome! How much?


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