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retirees from france moving to tassie

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19 minutes ago, Skani said:

I personally prefer the southern suburbs on the western shore (closest to the mountain).  Their suitability will vary depending on your budget and how close you want to be to the CBD.   But, starting closest and working out, these are Battery Point, South Hobart, Dynnyrne (pronounced DeNURN ;-)),  Sandy Bay,   Mount Nelson, Taroona, Kingston, Blackmans Bay.   Some people prefer the eastern shore  - and there are some nice areas in suburbs such as   Lindisfarne. Howrah and Tranmere.

Our budget could be zero and it may mean we have to rent but we'll face that when and if it happens. Thank you for the suggestions.  Most helpful.

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On 4/26/2017 at 9:33 AM, Skani said:

I personally prefer the southern suburbs on the western shore (closest to the mountain).  Their suitability will vary depending on your budget and how close you want to be to the CBD.   But, starting closest and working out, these are Battery Point, South Hobart, Dynnyrne (pronounced DeNURN ;-)),  Sandy Bay,   Mount Nelson, Taroona, Kingston, Blackmans Bay.   Some people prefer the eastern shore  - and there are some nice areas in suburbs such as   Lindisfarne. Howrah and Tranmere.

Skani - have had a quick whizz around the suburbs you mention and think far too expensive for our limited budget whatever that ends up as being.  An interesting exercise but at least it gives us an idea of what's available.  Daresay it will have changed slightly by the time we have decided.  Do people make offers below the asking price and if so what sort of percentage would you estimate?   Rental may well have to be the way we go especially considering our age but we've never had to do that and are a bit wary of being asked to move on at some stage further down the line. Does a tenant have any protection. Still that's not now and I find it very interesting to look and learn about the different areas.  Such beautiful countryside.

You may be interested in the law here re rentals.  If you'are over 70 you can never be asked to leave.  They have to wait for you to die, live with relatives or god forbid be put in a home!  No-one's rental is terminated during the winter months.  The law is certainly not on the side of the landlord and I've heard dreadful stories when tenants don't pay their rent.  Of course these are few and far between but it does happen.  France is very keen for young people to build and buy new houses and offer some very interesting packages.  At the moment they can purchase with less than 10% deposit and mortgage rates are as low as 1.03% for 25 years.  However, banks are cautious and do not lend willy nilly like the uk.  Your earning capacity is taken very seriously and they make sure you're capable of repaying the loan.  The inheritance law is a curly one and very complicated for us foreigners.  A gentleman older than us by 3 years has just purchased a block of land for 18,000e ($25,000) and intends to build a small house including land for around 100,000 e.  He has a house to sell and the local commune has agreed to hold the land for a year to give him time to sell!

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