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Old 05-08-2006, 05:54 AM   #21
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I know what you mean Chris, I visited an emergency Room in Georgia, had a tough time figuring out what they were saying

Many people in Spain speak English, especially the professionals.

In Spain, prior to going into the ECU, most business' kept two sets of books to avoid taxes, when they went into the ECU they had to convert to Euros, thus the stampede to buy real estate.

All countries that went Euro experianced a dramatic increase in living costs, just ask the Germans, what took a Deutsche Mark now took a Euro.

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Old 05-08-2006, 05:56 AM   #22
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Hey bum, no need for Spanish in Florida, when was the last time you were in Miami?

Why does every U.S Customs Officer speak with a Russian accent?

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Originally Posted by modhatter
she just read that Scripps may be relocating down to Boca...
What area are all those other things you mentioned planned for...I have a house in Jupiter that I'm going back to try and sell soon.
we had our money on boca but you won in jupiter. i still think boca was the smarter site but one lone commissioner voted north because a developer there gave her low income constituents $5 million or so which she gets to distribute. i wasn't upset that she got paid off, only that boca didn't double the offer.

boca housing prices would have gotten a huge boost. in the northern county, where there is still land, the boost will be less felt but the confidence level sure goes up. benefits should run throughout south(east) florida and trickle the state in general.

there is a split site at abacoa in jupiter and in palm beach gardens for scripps. but the entire tri-county area of dade, broward and palm beach is being targeted for the biotech. teaching hospital currently in dade has a $700 + million expansion planned, fau in boca is cranking up a new medical college complete with teaching hospital and heart & cancer centers. the harvard-associated hospital will probably go in jupiter. all this should bring in venture capitalists and so an industry is born.

as to your jupiter house, now might not be the time to sell. as maximillion notes, we have taken a downturn since last season. realtors i've had to my house suggest the market will come back by year's end barring another hurricane bashing us. seems the biggest losses are in spec condos with single family losing some but not as much. inventory has gone from a two month's supply to a year's supply and houses are no longer selling overnight but might actually take 90 days if priced right. some people see a bubble, other's a dip. i think it just went back to normal.

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Hey bum, no need for Spanish in Florida, when was the last time you were in Miami?
ya, no need unless you like eavesdropping or just a sense of still being in the u.s.a.

between spanish and other international tourists, you can walk five blocks down here before hearing english.
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You're right - forget those recent soaring prices in Calgary. How do you like living in Alberta? You are American if I remember correctly from another thread. Do you see a big difference in standard of living? I just got back from a vacation in Northern BC - desolation sound. Stunning scenery and wildlife (dolphins, seals, sea lions, bald eagles). Go if you have a chance - one of those places you have to see in this lifetime.


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Hi, Jo Jo,

I like Alberta. It is kind of like Colorado with fewer people and cooler weather. I like the cold weather. I am quite fond of Ft MacMurray, but it sure would have been nice to have a good vehicle (I was on foot) and a nice place to live (I lived in single rooms in shared houses). I like Calgary and Edmonton, too. The standard of living is the same as back home, as far as I can tell. (There are a lot of bums up here, though. I wonder why?)

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. My dad, a Forester, took us places that I never knew existed and could never find again. It was a great place to grow up. I will have to visit Desolation Sound some day. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Thanks Lazygoodfornothing for the low down. Yes, I have been worried about the drip. Counting on sale of home for substantial part of retirement funding.


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