We have done it

Old May 30th 2017, 11:05 pm
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Smile We have done it

Finally have retired and made the move to Vas Megye

Today is the beginning of a new life for us

Thanks to those who have made this possible

Now it's time to start doing some work to the house

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Old May 31st 2017, 3:52 am
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Good stuff everything of the best in this new chapter of your life.
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Old May 31st 2017, 8:01 am
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations from me too!

But don't forget that a house and the land make a lot of work too - a friend of ours moved here a few weeks a go, bought some plants and now has to water them every day (My wife also gets up early).

It's really hot near the Balaton right now ...
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Good luck with your new way of life and renovation/decorating project - As you may already know, this forum has plenty of advice in terms of renovation, "cautions before doing something", "what to expect" and general recommendations. So if in doubt, read a few past topics to get the best of Hungary.
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Good luck,now that you are retired don't work too hard.
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I sometimes feel like I committed the crime of buying a house in Hungary with a lot of land and my punishment is in the form of community service, cutting grass and weeds. Just not breaking the law can be hard work in Hungary. Retirement is the same as going to work except you don't get any wages!
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Here in the village there was a lot of hectic activity the second half of May - because the Mayor's office had sent many letters re cutting weeds, bushes and trees ...
And nowadays they'll fine you if you don't behave!

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If they'd also fine those "dumpsters" who throw there garbage into nature, starting with empty beer cans and pálinka bottles but much more too, now that would be really appreciated!
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PS and not too much OT:
If they'd also fine those "dumpsters" who throw there garbage into nature, starting with empty beer cans and pálinka bottles but much more too, now that would be really appreciated!
They do! you just need the proof of who did it.......that's the difficult part.
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Lucky you. I'm still 2 and half years from NHS retirement age. Often tempted to take early retirement but I won't go into detail because I know you are all 'Go for it'!!!
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Lucky you. I'm still 2 and half years from NHS retirement age. Often tempted to take early retirement but I won't go into detail because I know you are all 'Go for it'!!!
So, go for it! Sorry, couldn't resist!
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Good luck, we are planning on doing the same, out in June for a viewing trip. Then as soon as we find exactly what we want, get all the necessary in place we will sell up & away we go.

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Good luck, we are planning on doing the same, out in June for a viewing trip. Then as soon as we find exactly what we want, get all the necessary in place we will sell up & away we go.

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Exactly! Do it now & enjoy, best of luck, it will be fine - best thing I have ever done!
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Exactly! Do it now & enjoy, best of luck, it will be fine - best thing I have ever done!
I think the key factor is having sufficient income to have a good standard of living. If I hold out until I retire my NHS pension will be £2,500 more per year. Over twenty years that's an extra £50,000 income. Basically I'd lose £1,000 per year I retire early. Suffice to say I know I'd have a cash surplus selling my house and buying a property in Hungary, which could supplement the loss of income. I'm in two minds whether to go down this route. My wife won't get her government pension for another nine years so I'd have to ensure she has an income to enjoy doing her own thing when she wants to.
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I think the key factor is having sufficient income to have a good standard of living. If I hold out until I retire my NHS pension will be £2,500 more per year. Over twenty years that's an extra £50,000 income. Basically I'd lose £1,000 per year I retire early. Suffice to say I know I'd have a cash surplus selling my house and buying a property in Hungary, which could supplement the loss of income. I'm in two minds whether to go down this route. My wife won't get her government pension for another nine years so I'd have to ensure she has an income to enjoy doing her own thing when she wants to.
I hear what you are saying & my hubby is 12 years older than me, so if we wait till he retires he wont want to do it. It may be foolish or reckless or maybe both but we are just going to go for it. We wont be well off by any means but the quality of the life we will have will certainly make up for the daily grind here to pay ever increasing bills. We have weighed it up from all angles & the way the world is changing & we go to work every day to pay for all the neighbours who don't, its time to change something.
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