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A Place in the Sun

Post by Jamboal » Thu May 09, 2019 5:51 pm

Look out for another episode showing properties in the Polis/Paphos region, they were filming a property in our block in Prodromi this afternoon although don’t think they fancied it too much.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by smudger » Thu May 09, 2019 9:16 pm

OMG V!! You don't mean I missed my chance to be on national television!!! 😜

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by WHL » Fri May 10, 2019 9:01 am

''We will go back and think about it'' is the usual response from the couples,,,, meaning, thanks for the 'free holiday' , suckers.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by smudger » Fri May 10, 2019 9:09 pm

I agree, so annoying, it's the same on the UK based 'Escape to the Country'.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by josef k » Sat May 11, 2019 2:21 pm

In my opinion A Place In The Sun is responsible for a considerable amount of misery, due to people rushing off to buy their place in the sun with an unrealistic view of buying and living abroad.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Chaddy » Sat May 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Getting a little tedious maybe,,,how many times do they say,,,,i can see us sat here watching the sun go down with good glass wine,,,,we used to come here on holiday and fell in love with the place,,,,,it ticks all the boxes,,,,plus as WHL said we,ll go back and think about it...and,,,,,,?

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Yioula » Sat May 11, 2019 3:12 pm

It’s a Lifestyle programme which is cheap to produce some of their budgets are so low I don’t know what they expect!!
Many appear to make “offers” that are accepted but fo they actually go forward with the purchase the property 🤨

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Mrblobby » Sat May 11, 2019 6:05 pm

Flossie wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 am
I'd love to know the % of those who actually DO buy though - sometimes they tell you but more often than not they don't!
What does it matter if people buy or not ? I just see this program as an eye opener to what’s available .

i admit the program spurred me and the wife to leave the uk for a new life in the sun , no regrets .

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by smudger » Sun May 12, 2019 9:45 am

Agree Flossie. Don't watch it that often now, but can remember when watching any programmes involving Cyprus being able to spot the holes in many of the comments and to a degree some of the information. This then made me quite cynical about programmes in other parts of the world, but perhaps especially in the Med area, as to how realistic much of the information really is.
I have felt more and more, as someone else commented, that many of these people are just blaggers wanting a free holiday.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by galexinda » Sun May 12, 2019 9:51 am

Interesting that they are filming in Cyprus this week and this was happening in London:

A protest aimed at warning the British public not to buy properties in Cyprus took place on Saturday outside a major property exhibition in London.
A small group of people who had bought property in Cyprus gathered outside the Olympia in London where A Place in the Sun Live was taking place. Two Cypriot companies were among those taking part.
The aim of the protest was to warn off potential buyers from investing in Cyprus citing their own unfortunate cases that include homes destroyed in an ongoing land-slippage in Pissouri, Swiss Franc house loans and a double selling fraud.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Chaddy » Sun May 12, 2019 2:34 pm

galexinda wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:51 am
Interesting that they are filming in Cyprus this week and this was happening in London:

A protest aimed at warning the British public not to buy properties in Cyprus took place on Saturday outside a major property exhibition in London.
A small group of people who had bought property in Cyprus gathered outside the Olympia in London where A Place in the Sun Live was taking place. Two Cypriot companies were among those taking part.
The aim of the protest was to warn off potential buyers from investing in Cyprus citing their own unfortunate cases that include homes destroyed in an ongoing land-slippage in Pissouri, Swiss Franc house loans and a double selling fraud.
Oh dear,i suppose this wont do property prices here any good :? Mmmmm,,I wonder what the Cypriot developers selling propwerties at the exhibition tell prospective buyers about the demonstration.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sun May 12, 2019 7:23 pm

Chaddy wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Oh dear,i suppose this wont do property prices here any good :?

Will make little difference I suspect. Many/most buying houses in Cyprus are Russians/Chinese/Israelis/Lebanese...plus many expats from other European countries.

I suspect most buyers never go to these exhibitions to buy houses; many will make the decision while they are out here on holiday. Or, like many offshore workers, will buy in Cyprus for hugely beneficial tax reasons. A low tax regime is one of the primary reasons Israelis give me for moving to Cyprus.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Yioula » Sun May 12, 2019 8:28 pm

I would imagine that the developers see the Brits as “has been” their interest now is selling inferior properties at totally inflated prices to Chinese and Russians through the golden visa for a cool 2 million 😏

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Kili01 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:59 am

Yes, but this may change, I’m sure that I read in the paper that the EU are putting increased pressure on both Cyprus and Malta to stop this ‘golden bowler’ scheme.. It seems that they are worried about the security aspects to the EU.
Also nearer home, it was also said that the main beneficiaries of this money making scheme are the developers and the Govt, through taxes. Apparently, this increased revenue is not feeding through to the general island economy.
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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue May 14, 2019 1:26 am

Kili01 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:59 am
Apparently, this increased revenue is not feeding through to the general island economy. Dee

Given that most of these wealthy purchasers buy pretty exotic cars (a Chinese near neighbour's garage is fully of Maseratis, Porsches and BMWs)...and need to furnish their homes, buy local utilities, send their kids to private school and generally live life to the standards they are accustomed to, I find it hard to believe some of this wealth not filtering through to the local economy. More likely sour grapes on the part of those who resent wealthy foreigners being able to buy their way into another country. But it happens in the UK and many other countries worldwide, not just Cyprus.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by JimX » Tue May 14, 2019 9:09 am

Up your way this morning Lloyd see how the other half live :) I have now a 4x4 so I can drive to her stables over that old rough Roman road , both my daughter and granddaughter took there horses back to Pats stables.Pop in some time.
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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Wed May 15, 2019 1:03 am

JimX wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:09 am
Up your way this morning Lloyd see how the other half live :)

Dire abject poverty is the answer, Jim. N'er enough food to eat, nor rags to cover our backs :shock:

Grandaughter visited the stables recently for a friend's birthday party event and, as previously, had a fabulous time. Many folks will not know that there are some really good riding stables a few kms on from the Aphrodite Hills residential development. Their website appears down at the moment, but this gives a flavour: https://www.aphroditehills.com/riding-club/ See also the amazing reviews on T/A: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_ ... trict.html

And yes, it is a real old Roman road which leads to the stables.

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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by JimX » Wed May 15, 2019 6:39 am

Lloyd I did a daft thing going to Helen's stables yesterday, I cleaned our new car purchase before driving to the stables down that old Roman road, it was covered in dust but that is why we bought another 4x4 just to use on that road, it is rough in places, but the stables are just in a beautiful area, it takes your breath away not including that dust, well worth a ride out or if you feel a 'hack' coming on!, I was again looking at that old house next to the stables, a spooky place with some very strange stories to go with it, if the new golf course if it ever gets built this the house will become the 19th hole.
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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Dominic » Wed May 15, 2019 12:08 pm

Did some geocaching up there a few years back. Nice area for exploring.
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Re: A Place in the Sun

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Wed May 15, 2019 5:21 pm

JimX wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:39 am
I was again looking at that old house next to the stables, a spooky place with some very strange stories to go with it, if the new golf course if it ever gets built this the house will become the 19th hole.

We've looked around the house too. Didn't it used to be a Cypriot version of a coaching inn in years gone by? Wasn't aware of the strange, spooky stories though.

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