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Six years and done

Old Sep 2nd 2017, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by tracys View Post
I've actually found the opposite. It's the expats I find dull, boring and complaining. Very superior, almost colonial still in their outlook, although having totally no insight in this regard. The people I connect to most are my Canadian friends and colleagues. Great sense of humour, friendly, great colleagues. Maybe it's the area I'm in but feel very at home here and on recent visits back to Blighty, felt like a fish out of water.

Each to their own though, I felt like I didn't belong in UK for years before I moved. Good luck with your move back, hope it works out for you.
I could have written this, this is my perception too
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by DandNHill View Post
It just depends what side of the road you're on. I live on the not so posh side which can be noisy because of the QEW.

When we buy we will need to be careful of that as some houses can literally see the cars drive over the bridge... if we're lucky we will buy on the beach side but there seems to be an average of an extra $200,000 to be overlooking the lake...don't know why?
I believe in most of the world, if one lives within view of water, be it river, lake or sea, housing prices are always higher. The desire to live with water view is great.
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by plasticcanuck View Post
I believe in most of the world, if one lives within view of water, be it river, lake or sea, housing prices are always higher. The desire to live with water view is great.
And in other news, research has concluded that the Pope is indeed Catholic.
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by plasticcanuck View Post
I believe in most of the world, if one lives within view of water, be it river, lake or sea, housing prices are always higher. The desire to live with water view is great.
haha...lol... Us included... although not sure we want to spend the extra when we can walk there within 2 minutes!
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by plasticcanuck View Post
I believe in most of the world, if one lives within view of water, be it river, lake or sea, housing prices are always higher. The desire to live with water view is great.

In addition, in Nova Scotia at least, property taxes are also considerably higher if you can even see water.
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by plasticcanuck View Post
I believe in most of the world, if one lives within view of water, be it river, lake or sea, housing prices are always higher. The desire to live with water view is great.
I currently split my time between two homes, one on the bank of the River Tyne (with an attractive marina between my balcony and the main river) and the other with a view of the Orne in Normandy, just a walk from its estuary flowing into La Manche.

Total cost, about 25% of what I flogged my landlocked home in Richmond Hill for two years ago.

Yeah, anywhere in the world.
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 6:44 pm
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I could have written this, this is my perception too
Me too Magnum!!
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