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« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2018, 08:08:27 am »

If you are born into a community, one should be able to remain in it as an adult. That, at least, is the policy in the Netherlands, where people get housing priority in certain communities and sufficient social houses are provided. In the money belt of course, there are no poor people so no need of social housing. The only people who do not enjoy this privilege are caravan dwellers. They have to move to permanent housing when they want to leave their parents'caravan, since the government want a slow end to the "camps" and the social problems connected to them.

I am very grateful to be living in this country and have always lived in social housing, sometimes with an emergency status on the waiting list due to job changes and the need to move quickly.





Pro-Potsdam is a very large indeed social housing function.

The state is ran by a left, hard left coalition
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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2018, 08:29:13 am »

Not if you can't afford to do it it's not.

As the gentrification of areas increases, where are the staff needed to run it? Nurses, bin men, teachers, shop assistants, etc. etc. can't afford to live there and would have to be bused in from poorer areas, which of course will also be gentrified in time...
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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2018, 09:16:58 am »

Just Berlin now, it was always cheap and techno. The a lot of foreign investment poured in as it was relatively safe and high reward.

I believe that's a factor in London too - international gazillionaires from all over buying up property as an investment and leaving it empty.

It's not sustainable, the bubble will burst sooner or later. There's a downturn in the London housing market and about time too.

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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2018, 09:23:44 am »

I believe that's a factor in London too - international gazillionaires from all over buying up property as an investment and leaving it empty.

It's not sustainable, the bubble will burst sooner or later. There's a downturn in the London housing market and about time too.

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Aye or air bnb'ing it.

There is a house the next street, usually empty, sometimes used in films.

A modest house on the lake now, €15m you could have bought a 4 storey wreck for €5m just 2 years ago
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2018, 09:22:22 am »

Signed the contract and got the keys this morning. Bought a laminate floor this afternoon.

Oh god, there is so much to do before the moving date (20 June).
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2018, 11:00:27 am »

Signed the contract and got the keys this morning. Bought a laminate floor this afternoon.

Oh god, there is so much to do before the moving date (20 June).

Happy day, indeed.
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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2018, 02:22:22 am »

This moving business is sheer hell. We are surrounded by packed boxes, are multi/tasking and on the phone all the time with the various businesses involved, and so far I still have not been given a date for the installation of internet, TV and phone. The cats are going to a cat hotel on the 18th to have them safely out of the way for the big move on the 20th. The woman who is getting my old house is becoming difficult and says she won´t pay the agreed price for things she is buying fro me until I have moved and she has they keys. All I want from her is a letter or email in which she names the price we have agreed on, but no success so far.

I wish it was all over and we were installed in our new home.
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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2018, 03:18:02 am »

This moving business is sheer hell. We are surrounded by packed boxes, are multi/tasking and on the phone all the time with the various businesses involved, and so far I still have not been given a date for the installation of internet, TV and phone. The cats are going to a cat hotel on the 18th to have them safely out of the way for the big move on the 20th. The woman who is getting my old house is becoming difficult and says she won´t pay the agreed price for things she is buying fro me until I have moved and she has they keys. All I want from her is a letter or email in which she names the price we have agreed on, but no success so far.

I wish it was all over and we were installed in our new home.

What a hassle.

We lived here from 2006-2010, and 2012 - now. We actually moved back to the same building. Back in the day when demand was low.

My flat would cost about €2300-2600 if I was to rent it now.
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« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2018, 04:23:25 am »

I phoned that woman this morning, grumpy old bugger that she is. She finally sent me the email I wanted so that I can claim the money in court if she fails to pay.
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« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2018, 06:25:39 am »

Can't you just stay where you are and Google Street view wherever it us you want to go?
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« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2018, 06:49:44 am »

Can't you just stay where you are and Google Street view wherever it us you want to go?

Its not allowed here... privacy  Shocked
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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2018, 08:10:40 am »

Fritz has got something to hide.
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« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2018, 09:20:34 am »

Yeah, that would be lovely, Myky.

It´s annoying that we have had to go to all this trouble just because of our new next door neighbour: a little half-pint rat from the slums of Amsterdam and his post order bride from the Philippines.  He is a little shit, has his nipples pierced, tattoos from arsehole to breakfast time, and a pitbull as a pet. We had a conflict about the noise he was causing and about him letting his pitbull run loose, so he threatened me. The housing trust came to  talk to him with the police, and he is behaving himself now, but we want to get away from him, can't face a future of seeing his little rat's face every day.
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« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2018, 09:34:24 am »

Cat is NOT from the Phillipines.
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« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2018, 09:36:52 am »

Yeah, that would be lovely, Myky.

It´s annoying that we have had to go to all this trouble just because of our new next door neighbour: a little half-pint rat from the slums of Amsterdam and his post order bride from the Philippines.  He is a little shit, has his nipples pierced, tattoos from arsehole to breakfast time, and a pitbull as a pet. We had a conflict about the noise he was causing and about him letting his pitbull run loose, so he threatened me. The housing trust came to  talk to him with the police, and he is behaving himself now, but we want to get away from him, can't face a future of seeing his little rat's face every day.

We have an arsehole lawyer opposite who thinks he owns the place. I had a go at him as he always has his dog off lead. Told me to go back to the slums where I came from  animated laugh

He is all mouth, and bottles it everytime I stare him down when I see him.  Cool

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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2018, 10:29:07 am »

Cat is NOT from the Phillipines.

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« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2018, 03:35:32 am »

Yeah, that would be lovely, Myky.

It´s annoying that we have had to go to all this trouble just because of our new next door neighbour: a little half-pint rat from the slums of Amsterdam and his post order bride from the Philippines.  He is a little shit, has his nipples pierced, tattoos from arsehole to breakfast time, and a pitbull as a pet. We had a conflict about the noise he was causing and about him letting his pitbull run loose, so he threatened me. The housing trust came to  talk to him with the police, and he is behaving himself now, but we want to get away from him, can't face a future of seeing his little rat's face every day.

I don't blame you for getting away, Rosie, but I wouldn't want to be in a place without a decent transport system.  No Sunday buses I could cope with, but not all weekend.

Pitbulls can be lovely dogs, affectionate and loyal and gentle with little dogs if properly socialised.  It is the people who buy them that cause the problem!
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« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2018, 10:35:29 am »

I don't blame you for getting away, Rosie, but I wouldn't want to be in a place without a decent transport system.  No Sunday buses I could cope with, but not all weekend.

Pitbulls can be lovely dogs, affectionate and loyal and gentle with little dogs if properly socialised.  It is the people who buy them that cause the problem!

I can live with no buses at the weekend and none in the evening either. But I was astonished to hear yesterday that we will have no buses at all during the school summer holiday!

Pitbulls can indeed be nice dogs, except that they all hate cats and try to kill them at every given opportunity. And my neighbour was letting his dog loose on my cats.
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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2018, 10:23:42 am »

Guess what. That old bitch who took my old house sent me an email, refusing to pay me for the shower cabin, laminate flooring and stair carpet. I just knew this was coming, and fortunately got her, some weeks ago,  to send an email claiming responsibility for paying 800 euros.

I sent her an email this morning about bailiffs coming to her door if she didn't pay up immediately, and this afternoon she did pay her debt in full.
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« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2018, 09:05:11 am »

Rosie,

Berlin now costs €13qm cold to rent... its overtaken Hamburg
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« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2018, 09:10:28 am »

YM, how much is that then for an average flat? We don't do the square meter thing here so I have some difficulty.
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« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2018, 02:40:57 pm »

God luck with the move.  Do you have a car?
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« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2018, 02:43:05 am »

God luck with the move.  Do you have a car?

No, we got rid of the car when my partner´s vision got so bad that he couldn´t drive.

We do have a special taxi pass which has been very useful recently. And we have lovely neighbours, who take us with them whenever they go to town or to a shopping centre.

The poor bus service is just the price we have to pay for living in this lovely, quiet friendly  village. I don´t mind too much.
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« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2018, 05:29:41 am »

I am translating texts for the village museum and it is a job that is very moving at times. Have a look at this excerpt:

The danger was great.  There was always the threat of discovery or betrayal, leading to arrest and interrogation. With a little luck they would be released, but the chance of deportation to a concentration camp in Germany was always possible. This was a fact that everyone had to live with.

Tjitske and Hendrika Nieuwboer were sisters who lived together. They were known to Arnold Douwes and his workers as "the ladies". Tjitske was a teacher at a reformed protestant school. Hendrika did the housekeeping.  From November 1942 until the liberation, Ursula Timek took  refuge with them. Max Léons also stayed at their house at times. In December 1943 he noted in his diary, "spent the night at the ladies', in the bathtub."  As well as permanent moles, the two sisters also frequently opened their home temporarily to moles for whom no place could be found.

Seine Otten and his wife, Dirkje, were both teachers who were inspired by Johannes Post. They gave Post their ID cards to help Jewish moles and always found space in their 2-roomed home for moles. Hiding places were built into and under their home. Arnold Douwes knew he could always rely on them to take in moles temporarily. Towards the end of the war, the couple were betrayed and had to become moles themselves. The moles staying with them, Arnold, Herman and Peter, were not discovered during the house search.

Joost Pieter Bos and his wife, Goverdine, offered shelter to numerous Jewish moles and a French pilot.  In the Autumn of 1944 their home was raided in search of moles. The Jewish girl, Elly, they claimed successfully was their niece. Two Jewish boys they had hidden in the attic were not  found by the Germans and remained unharmed when the Germans shot through the ceiling to the attic.  Although no indications of moles were found, Joost Pieter Bos was arrested, interrogated and sent to Germany. He managed to escape and returned to the Netherlands.

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« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2018, 07:06:08 am »

YM, how much is that then for an average flat? We don't do the square meter thing here so I have some difficulty.

I guess an average 2 bed flat 100sqm €1300 plus heating etc per month
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