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Forum: Italy
Sep 9th 2019, 12:34 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

I understand.There are pros and cons everywhere.NZ and Oz will be less bureaucratic and generally cleaner than some Countries in Europe. But as beautiful as they are they can be a bit bland compared...
Forum: Italy
Sep 6th 2019, 11:59 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Hi,thank you for posting.I never thought about Campania at all.
After the last few posts about robberies I am having second thoughts about retiring in Italy ....
We are lucky enough to be able to...
Forum: Italy
Sep 3rd 2019, 12:35 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Noo! That would send me in a panic! LOL
I will have neighbours as I am scared of open,empty spaces.
Forum: Italy
Sep 3rd 2019, 10:47 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Thank you for The Local link .I never heard of it,very interesting!
Looks like the "paid neighbourhood watch" is the way to go. LOL
Forum: Italy
Sep 2nd 2019, 6:29 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

thanks to past experiences I keep a crossbow and a couple of other tactical weapons handy whenever I'm there (truth).
I would do the same!

Food for thought...if we buy something pre-retirement...
Forum: Italy
Sep 2nd 2019, 1:11 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

I will have a look again .I found a few bits like estate agents,solicitors,imu etc. but I couldn't find anything on the other questions.Thank you anyway ☺
Forum: Italy
Sep 2nd 2019, 12:57 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Hi,for example ...do you have someone to check on your property when you are not there?if not,have you had any issues while it was empty? do you rent it out? what kind of extra taxes a second...
Forum: Italy
Sep 2nd 2019, 11:42 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Hi,can I ask for some pointers regarding owning a second home in Italy?Let me know if you prefer a PM.
Forum: Italy
Sep 2nd 2019, 8:32 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Good point! Unfortunately due to global warming we all have to get use to higher temperatures.
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 6:49 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Will do.I think Ostuni and Gallipoli are the 2 main towns shortlisted in Puglia at the moment.If anyone else has other suggestions please reply to the thread!
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 2:25 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Thank you for the link.I will take my time to read it as it seems really interesting. Regarding property,we would be happy with an apartment or an indipent smallish house in a central position so...
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 1:32 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Red face Re: Help with Towns

Ostuni looks lovely.It would probably fit the bill as long we could find something affordable close to the sea.I don't drive and the main object is to find a town with all the main services at...
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 1:04 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Hi,ideally no more than an hour...ish distance would be preferable.
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 12:57 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Hi,I will do some research on Grosseto.I spent a summer many years ago in San Benedetto del Tronto (which could fit our requirements depending on house prices).I spent a day in Ascoli,lovely place...
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 12:17 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Hi,amazing pic!
Where are you based in Puglia? It is one of the regions we would like to explore a bit further.We were thinking to spend our next summer trip in Gallipoli as on paper looks like what...
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 10:54 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Re: Help with Towns

Hi,thank you for the prompt reply.I thought about Liguria (as north as I would like to go) but house prices are generally higher than the mid/south.I don't mind hot weather in summer but I rather not...
Forum: Italy
Sep 1st 2019, 9:55 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By leandra21

Help with Towns

Hello,I am looking for Italian towns with some specific requirements and I would be grateful for some help .I am looking for biggish towns by the sea close enough to a big City (1 hour drive more or...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2019, 10:49 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Re: Hobsonville (Auckland)

Your first comment was noted and appreciated.You lost me on your second post,snarky and irrelevant.Once again a thread derailed by silly irrelevant comments !
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2019, 10:30 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Re: Hobsonville (Auckland)

It takes one to know one!
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2019, 10:11 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Re: Hobsonville (Auckland)

Thank you for your answer.I will have a look at Greenhithe in August.
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2019, 10:08 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Re: Hobsonville (Auckland)

This is what I meant when I said that often threads get derailed ...I didn't ask about about the housing stock as I am aware it simply boils down to personal opinion.I specifically asked about...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2019, 10:01 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Re: Hobsonville (Auckland)

I asked for opinions but not snarky comments on house sizes,prices,like or dislike etc...I am very aware that house prices are over inflated and that newly built are not everyone cup of tea but that...
Forum: New Zealand
May 1st 2019, 11:20 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Re: Hobsonville (Auckland)

Hi,thank you for the link.I read a portion of the comments as many comments were from people that don't live there so there is no relevance.From the first look of it does look like the kind of place...
Forum: New Zealand
May 1st 2019, 10:34 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Re: Hobsonville (Auckland)

Hi,thank you for taking the time to reply.We are not big drinkers so that wouldn't bother us .There is a new brewery/restaurant called Little Creatures that opened not long ago in Hobsonville,I know...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2019, 1:40 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By leandra21

Hobsonville (Auckland)

Hi all,anyone in Hobsonville and surrounding areas that can give us a real picture of what is like living there? On paper looks great,especially Hobsonville,new housing,new schools,close to the beach...
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