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McSteviet



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I'd like to guage how many people are actually in the process of buying a property in TRNC at the moment, just out of interest.



There is a current post regarding falling numbers of tourists, but would like to gauge how many are actually buying.



I would only want to know if you Haven't taken possession yet.



Regards



MC



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No 1



I am a buyer, expecting handover this year



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No 2



We are buying and should be moving over there early October, no problems so far.



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No 3

Completion date of 8th August!



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No 4

We are buying and hope to move out next year. Completion date June 08.



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No 5



We are buying and hope to complete September 07



davey


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Have a villa already, but have just signed up for penthouse on marina the development project, complition approx 3yrs!!!!!!!!.



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No 6

We have purchased and hope to have completion late 07 early 08



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No 7 - expecting handover this summer - do be aware that a significant number of buyers are of retirement age and are not the most computer literate - I can think of two already - a friend who's just moved into his villa in Lapta and another here in UK who has also purchased off plan in Bahceli....this group may not necessarily use these sites



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Hi Davey

have you any details of marina development, website?

many thanks

p



Leochad


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Read this forum for months but didn't like recent topics. Good to see something positive.



Must respond - we are also buying at Crystal Bay View (next block to Suntanman) and can only confirm all previous comments about this site on other threads. The build and finish are excellent, the location divine (twixt blue sea and green mountains) and near up and coming projects. Ready sooner than expected.



Been out there twice to inspect and were highly delighted. The whole area has a lot of potential. Can't wait for the handover.



Mountain Edge



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I bought last year, happy as a sandboy



tonyhickey



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Crystal Bay Marina 1



jimbo


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nearly completed just waiting for ac and heating bogaz



pilgrim



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Hi Jimbo,

What site is your villa on, must be close to us we are Bahcelar area also

regards

p



davey


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Hi Pilgrim,

I have dealt with Diane from NCI, for the marina development Crystal bay phase 2, this will be constructed on the beach side of the road, close to eaglesnest. i am awaiting site and floor plans, i am led to believe there are 60 apartments in total, with pool, gym, restaurant, if you like i can email details to you once recieved i do have arieal shots of the plot, and artist impression of the finished construction.

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Davey



davey


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Hi P,

Also forgot to mention the payment plan which i think is great,

holding deposit

payment after 8wks

further payment in 9-12mths

remainder on complition approx 30mths.



regards

davey



jimbo


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our house is on the forest park villas site it is one of the first to be built on the site it is nice to hear from someone not in the kyrenia area



davey


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Hi Jimbo,

I have a villa on palm homes esentepe, and this is an ideal location for me, and not to far away from kyrenia, and dont mind the car rental to get me around. perfect



Bradus


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In process. Three bed apartmentin Ozonkoy which is expected to be completed in November but pool and gardens won't be done until April 2008.Excited as wife of builder sent us photos yesterday and its looking good. Looks much better than artists impressions.



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Yes , buying in caesar resort in Bogaz,

completion Oct 2008



pilgrim



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Hi Davey,

Would be interested to see thanks,

my email paulatport@yahoo.co.uk,

Jimbo, next time your over let me know , perhaps meet if you like

regards

p



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pilgrim thanks will do maybe in sept



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building at crystal bay breeze, hence the handle. Completion ?



dicko


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Buying at Crystal Bay View. Very happy & expect hand-over by year end. Endorse all that everyboby else is saying on this thread-glad we purchased, love TRNC, our developers, Evergreen, 1st class, build quality excellent etc...It's great to see others are experiencing same with different builders/areas & a very positive thread.



McSteviet



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Glad to see there are plenty of people in the process of buying at the moment.

Keep them coming. If you have already bought and are happy with your purchase, then please use the other thread I posted about being happy.



Good to see some new and old names coming into post on this subject.



Keep em coming.



MC



RTgirl



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Buying just outside Dogankoy, coming over end of August to take possession and start to furnish the place. Am planning to move in end of February next year. All going very smoothly so far!



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Buying in Lapta. Taking possession in August. Builder great and lawyer great



Terry


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buying apartment iby Sidney Construction n Ozankoy, should be completed by December getting staged photo's - can't wait!!



Notsoboredhw


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Apartment at Turtle Bay Village - Due to take possession on 8th August. Builder Savyon Limited - everything about them and the development has been excellent. Used Naomi Mehmet (lawyer) too - everything but praise for her and her team. They have got back to me within the stated 48 hours.



Good luck everyone - hope you enjoy TRNC as much as we hope too.



smoggyjim


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I am a buyer expected completion Feb 2009



McSteviet



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Jim,



Where are you buying?



MC



big d


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hi ,aphrodite guzelyurt , ready next year , any info would be good



roversnan


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Hi,

Crystal Bay Marina, as well. Again any info would be good



sids1969


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hi



we are also in the process of buying a villa in tatlisu completion dec 07, also using niomi mehmet wish she would get back to me within 48 hours... more like 48 days.



smoggyjim


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I am buying a villa from Turtle Bay think the Builders are Boyut, it is at Esenteppe just past Turtle Bay Village, anyone know about these builders



Kitty1


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Hello,



Just paid a deposit this morning on a 4 bed villa in Catalkoy! Very excited! So like so many other forum members we are now in the process too.



stevie-d



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Moving in September 2007 I hope, Should have been September 2005, 2 years late waiting for electricity most bulders are good mine is a bit difficult to say the least.

stevie-d



mikedalton


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We've bought 3 places in North Cyprus.



A 4 bed villa in Bellapais/Ozankoy. The property was completed 6 months early by our builder, Mustafa Otcuoglu. He owns the Altinkaya Resort and Altinkaya Fish Resturant. Water and electric were all connected with no major issues. He has also done an excellent job on sorting out the minor snagging problems in the past few weeks during our first stay in the place.



Secondly, a 3 bed apartment built by Seaterra in Esentepe - completed on time and with no major issues. Thirdly, a 3 bed villa near the beach at Bahceli built by Evergreen with communal facilities. The Bahceli development is a little behind schedule but I believe it will be good when finished.



I think North Cyprus is totally charming. The people are friendly and hospitable. The landscape and scenery are fabulous. The quality of food, fresh fruit and vegetables is better than anywhere else I've been. The pace of life is something all of us want to enjoy and savour. The culture and history are undeniable.



Yes, there are infrastructure, economic and political problems. These are being sorted out and it will take some time. In the meantime, fit in with the differences and enjoy your visit to North Cyprus. If you haven't been come and make your own judgement.



Check out our web site at http://www.bellapaisvilla.com for more details.



davidoff


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Hi mike,



How did you manage to buy 3 properties in NC as I thought the law,rules and regs said that you can only purchase 1 property per person ???

or per family name (i.e surname/household)

Or are you a resident or TC??



Cheers D



mikedalton


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Davidoff that's not correct.



A husband and wife can only purchase one property. Your sons or daughters (over 18) may each also purchase their own properties. In our case we have one property in the name of me and my wife, one in the name of my son and one in the name of my business partner.



We are not yet resident but will be in about 4 years time.



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We are buying a villa from Evergreen on Crystal Bay Phase1.



Delivery is now 14 months late and some way off completion.



davidoff


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Hi mikedalton,



Yeah Ive heard the same as I know others have bought properties in their sons and daughters names aswell etc!



Cheers-D



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first time on the board,we are buying through a company called carrington,the complex will be called deniz sahir (sea magic) and is due to be completed in 2009,and is situated about a mile from the new golf course.



SteveMichelle


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hi, we have bought a villa in Lapta from Mustafa Ozaltin. Came over in May to snag villa. Few problems but hopefully will be sorted by September when we hope to move forever!!



dodger



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good luck with the move hope everything goes well



jackie


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just come back from N/C would have bought only the one we wanted had already gone. Will be going back again in October depending on the price of the flights as they seem to be more expencive in the north west of England



kewen


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we have just put a deposit down for a Kavankoy apartment, in Aljanack (excuse the spelling). After looking at some of the sites its good to come across this one where people are letting others know about positive experiences not just the negative.



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Hiya Steve



As you know, buying on sweetwater bay. No problems. Really good build with lots of space. Impressed so far with solicitors. Know of quite a few others who are also impressed with this development.



Gaynor



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Apartment in Lapta, second visit this September, very pleased with how we have been looked after by Alaska Construction. Issues regarding Maintenance etc but all ironed out now.



Bradus


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Do not wish to be "Miss Doom and Gloom" but its quite worrying that we are recommending builders and solicitors when in truth many of us have not finalised our transactions or had the opportunity to truely assess the build quality. You can only do this when you have occupied the property for some time and got your PTP and Kocan. Just heard from someone who initially recommended a builder/solicitor who has now done a complete u turn now that they have completed the build. As with most problem builds in the TRNC its not until the finish that most problems are identifed. It is easy to get carried away with the excitement of owning a beautiful holiday home and all those lovely happy holidays to look forward to but we still need to tread cautiously and not recommend until we are 100% sure.

Kind Regards.



McSteviet



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My original post here was to try gauge the number of people, who were actually in the process of buying, not if they were happy or otherwise.



Just to get a feel for numbers. I posted another thread the same day to ask who was happy with their purchase's and that was intended for people who had actually finished the process and had moved in.



I think that many people can be premiture in thinking they have or are having a good smooth process, but until you actually get the keys, have the Kocan and have the Water & Electricaty connected.......you don't really know.



MC



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We are buying at Thalassa Beach and are happy with all services so far although a long way off from completion date. I read with interest some of the comments re build issues etc - has no-one on this forum ever purchased a brand new home in the UK !!!! - I did and never again - Persimmon homes are named and shamed by me - please never let them build in NC or the problems will really escalate.



reado


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We are buying a villa in karsiyaka built by Armacon completion in 2 weeks.We have been over twice to check progress completion date overrun but looked at completed villas on same site and very pleased with the build quailty.



diggy


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we are buying one in Esentepe from Greatstone construction completion should be around April 08



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I have just been told my villa is going to be built by Rockford construction does anyone know if they are good



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Apartment in Turtlebay village, hand over some time in August 2007.

weather is excellent, people are very friendly, food is great and the scenery is breath taking. Can't wait to go back !



dawnie


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buying lovely villa in ozonkoy, completion end sep 07 - very very happy !!



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Hi, just paid our first installment for an apartment in the Turtle Bay Beach complex in Tatlisu. It seems to be selling fairly well so far (all off-plan). Going back in October to see how things are getting on.



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Bought a lovely apartment in Girne 3 years ago, recently sold up and moved out to Esentepe (love it, love it, love it!) I work in tourism and although numbers are low, a large percentage of my guests are inspecting their propertys' progress. Very interesting mix of people that have bought for different reasons, some for investment, some as holiday homes, but quite alot of families this year looking to move here full time.



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Hi Jackie, we live in Blackpool, and we fly from Manchestedr to Ercan, going october 228 each.



We are buying in Karsiyaka, have a lot of contacts on other properties if you are interested



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Hi Jackie, we live in Blackpool, and we fly from Manchestedr to Ercan, going october 228 each.



We are buying in Karsiyaka, have a lot of contacts on other properties if you are interested



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Bought in June 2003 Karsiyaka, Should have been finished Sept 2005, still wating for water & electricity, hope to move in this month, ( maybe )



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WE HAVE BOUGHT AN APARTMENT ON THE TURTLE BAY BEACH DEV. SO FAR ONLY PAID THE 1st INSTALLMENT.



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hi there all

bradus hit the nail on the head!!!!

once you get past all the dodgy builders and dodgy agents you are left with all the good builders and straight agents but cyprus's builders biggest problem is their snagging and second fixing but it shows you how good a builder is how quick they sort your problems out, my personal view is you get this problem a lot more with these big complexes when they just whack these properties up quick time and dont bother about nothing else.

i was quite luckey my two apartments ive got in central kyrenia and famagusta

and one villa im in process of buying in esentepe were built when i was there

also the land i have got in catalkoy which i hope to start building begin of year

im using my own builders that i have employed so no worries there

so all in all people are still buying but supply is outstriping demand so it is a buyers market at the moment thats where n cyprus has to be carefull because the same problem happened to the other place i live thru out the year marmaris turkey and now there is a whole load of empty places with no one living in them



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You are right ukturk. They need to be careful about not over building. Didn't the government call a halt to any new buildings not so long ago. Did I hear this incorrectly? If not have they started to issue a limited number of new build permits again?



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Going out on 24th October to stay in our villa for very first time !!!



Absolutely no probs with builder etc. - very happy.



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hi bought 3 bed apartment in alsanak having bother with electricity red my post suppose to complete on 14th



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Dawnie, first time in villa great fun! enjoy

regards

p



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There seems to be some new names on the forum lately.

If there are any new buyers out there, that havn't posted here yet, i'd love to hear from you.



I'm sure ther must be more people in the process of buying out there.



MC



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Have purchased an apartment in Lapta due to complete Jan 08



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we are buying in Turtle Bay - should be ready march/april 2008



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which part of turtle bay goldfish.



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I've bought on Seaterra Bay...ready in 2 months!!! Can't wait!!!



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Hi all, just bought in TBV got keys last week looks great any one else out there on TBV cheers lesley



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Yeah, we got our keys July - How's it goin?

Anyone know of a reaonable place to buy the patio screens from?

Jo



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ooops... reaSonable - the 'kirmizi Sarap' must be getting to my fingers.......



nicky


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hi sj you bought in caesar resort that is where im looking to buy how far have you got

nicky



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Hi Nicky,

we have paid our 2nd instalment of 35%, nothing more until completion,

it will be ready Nov'08. Where are you from ?



nicky


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hi sj im from wales, it's all a bit daunting buying abroad especially when you read all the horror stories. I have only paid a deposit of 1,000 gbp so far and am still not 100% if to go ahead or look into it a bit more, but the more you look the worse it gets.



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hi nicky

and welcome to the forum, i know what you mean by being daunting but belive you me you have nothing to fear as long as you do your homework and you dont rush in to anything that you are not 100% sure of the best bet is to keep to this forum for any help or ideas, and try not be so paranoid there are horror stories wherever you go look at spain loads of expats look like losing their home under the new law coming into power

if you have any sort of questions or need any help please dont hesitate in posting me or any other of the member on this forum most of us know what we are talking about!!!!

good luck

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Hi Nicky croeseo , where are you looking to buy ? where do you come from in south wales ? i am also from the south

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Hi Nicky



What specifically are your concerns? Right down a list and we can see if we can help.



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We have bought at seaterra bay and chelsey village arapkoy. Get the keys for bay next month and chelsey village in January.



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We have bought at seaterra bay and chelsey village arapkoy. Get the keys for bay next month and chelsey village in January.



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just joined the forum----have spent hours just reading the postings, and finding it very useful. with careful negotiation of the postings, most questions can be answered satisfactorily---a great help. Buying in karsyaka completion Jan 08, but we're coming out 4-13 December for a break and to look at furniture etc. If anyone's at a loose end and fancies a beer and a chat, let me know! BE WARNED i will be trying to pick your brains to help make things go more smoothly LOL.

Hi to all! especially ukturk who seems to be a very useful chap to know.



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Nigel,



Where in Lincolnshire are you from?



MC, (fellow yellowbelly)



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Buying Penthouse in Lapta and due to complete Jan 08.



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another buyer bought on the turtle bay village development



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hi legin i am out there from 3rd to the 10th dec i am at crystall bay viev hampshire develepments esentepe if you want to pop in for a beer your more than welcolm spud1



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buying in thalassa beach - 3 bed ground floor with pool, phase 2 ready sep2010 - still making contract amends



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Hi nicky,

Welcome to the forum just take your time no need to panic any questions you need answering just post them on here im sure someone will help you out,

Regards.



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Hi steve

Live in Spalding (south Lincs) We're hoping to give Karsyaka as our permanent address in 2-4 years time! Whereabouts in lincs are you from? Where in nc is your place?



I think this forum is fantastic!

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Yo Spud

I might try & look you up between 4-10 Dec. We coulde have a beer (or six) and swap notes.

Legin



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Legin,



We are in Louth and our place will be in Lapta when it's finished in about a years time.



We don't plan to retire anytime soon or move over just yet, but will do one day.



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Hi ı think too much people bought house villa or apartments.Because if you are good investor you have to think North Cyprus building price is too chip,but in future price will be grow up.So if you buy property in North Cyprus you will earn.The best place to buy between Catalkoy And Ozankoy because it' building up area.



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Hi Nicky,

what are your concerns? there are loads of people that can help you on this forum as we are all in the same boats. I too have been having 2nd thoughts, its all part of the fun. We have booked to go out at Easter and I cant wait to see it,

any questions please ask xx



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hi simbas im from cardiff where you from? im looking to buy in caesar resort im just a liitle unsure about going with the recommended lawyer and total costs on the whole thing once the sale is completed (hidden extras)



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Thanks everyone for the welcome will let you know if i go ahead.



thanks again



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Nicky,

Don't go with the rcommended lawyer if he represents the builder/estate agent as well. Find your own independent lawyer. There are many recommendation on this site.



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Hi nicky , i'm from swansea . and we have a villa in the bogaz area. but i would echo what bradus says . you will need to find out what the total build would cost from your builder ,and ask them to break it down for you so that you know exactly whats included. and of course negotiate for what is not in the package, we bought ours about 4yrs ago and we had allsorts thrown in at no extra cost dont forget it's abuyers market at present so you are in good position

good luck regards simbas



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Same with this post!!



Are there any new people that have signed up to purchase a property recently that haven't posted here yet?



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Hi

My sis and I (with married partners) have bought 2 x 2 bed apartments from Carrington Properties on their Deniz Sihir project. Contracts signed and dep and 1st stage paid.

Scheduled for completion by 1st Qtr 2009.



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Nigel,



Just looked at the website, they look nice.



Good luck.



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Hi Nicky and Simbas, I am from Newport. We have bought a villa in Karsinayaka due for completion in August



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We bought into Sweetwater Bay in Tatlisu - he first person has already moved in and we can't wait to move in at the end of May this year. We are very relieved and delighted to have found a wonderful developer.



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hi jon26 i'm originally from swansea , what area is karsinayaka , im sorry if somebody has told me before but i can't remember. august is not far off , you must be getting really excited

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Karysiaka is about as far west of Girne as you can get before it goes into open countryside. Past Lapta, that way.



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Hi Simbas



We are excited, but nervous also. As I mentioned on another post, I received uptodate (allegedly) photographs of the current stage of the villa. However, I did not recognise it as my development. I have subsequently heard via this and another forum that my builders Boyut construction went bust last August. That is the reason I am flying out on Wednesday



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We have just taken over our villa at Tatlisu Levent Village some people call them the Sugercube villas because of the shape. After hearing all the horror stories I cant believe how smoothly the whole process went. The quality of the finish is very good and there appears to be very little in the way of snagging, I can give a big thumbs up to Levent and the site agent who is a diamond.



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we too have purchased a 3 bed villa built by Fahri Octuoglu in Lower Bellapais

we saw the shell last March and we were given the keys in January 2008 3 months ahead of schedule, it is absolutely beautiful, we are out again in march to furnish and stay in it for a couple of weeks, and will be retiring there in a couple of years, well impressed to say the least,



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Hi Nicky, Simbas and jon26

Its great to see a few more people from the SW area. we are originally from Bristol, then moved to Wotton Under Edge.

Our house is in Esentepe.

Karen



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jon26 is there anybody else on this forum buying with boyut ? i really hope it goes well for you and that it is'nt as bad as you've been led to believe

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Also bought through Boyut - at the end of last August so they hadn't gone bust then. However, have heard this rumour but have been re-assured that there will be no problem with my build.



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CES88, Blackie, gillybean, Jon26,



Good to see some new names to the forum, Hope all goes well with your purchases.



Post questions on the forum if you need help and I'm sure everyone will help out with facts and advise.



Regards



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hi karen yes i came from swansea but have lived away since the 70s we live in herts now and our villa is in iskele

regards pat



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ces88, glad your build with Boyut went through ok, and hope mine goes through ok also. Hi all, thanks for the encouragement.



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We have bought a three bed apartment on the ST Reserve Tatlisu.completion date Oct 2008



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At Seaterra Bay, snagging/handover this month - can't wait



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bought last year moved in last year, reasonably happy, weathers cooler than where i am currently living. Saudi Arabia LOL



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jon26, i haven't got apartment yet, it's due to be completed may 2008. But as i said we have been reassured all will be ready on time. So fingers crossed! Hope all goes well with yours.



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We have purchased and are taking possession in April this year.



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hi all.

we have purchased at guzelyurt even furter west of girne than karysiaka, and seems we are well into the countryside, but the small town of guzelyurt is only 4 to 5 minutes away from the complex .we brought in jan 2007 expected to be completed august 2008.really looking forward to it.



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hi me again.

we think we are the only buyers at this complex nobody else seems to have purchased but been told 70% have been sold.



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We paid our deposit for Turtle Bay Beach in June last year. There was abit off amix up (see mail index)



THanks



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I am building a 3 bed villa in Catalkoy on my own land. Choosing bathrom sets,tiling and kitchen sets at the moment. Hope to move here next summer 09.



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Our completion date is febuary this year!!!!! ya beauty cant wait.



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I am supposed to complete febuary this year, palm bay view bahceli. Cant wait!!!!!!



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My completion dare was September 2005. Still waiting for electricity and water

BUT i`ve been told this week or next, bettert not get to excited as i`ve been told a few porky`s before, here`s hoping.

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Opps, as you can see sholud have been DATE not dare.

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should not sholud



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Thanks Steve, having a really bad day, wish i was in Sunny TRNC.

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Stevie,



believe it or not, it's warmer in the UK at the moment



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Hi, Bought from Bulobolugh Construction builder, a villa in Alsancak in May 2006

should have been completed Jan 2007, then told August 2007 villa was completed came over; not finished then promised 3rd October 2007; came over again, still not finished, have now been given 31st Jan, still waiting to hear from builder, trying to get photos or information from builder and Lawyer very hard work, Wish we had purchased a resale with water and electric and snagging all done. Have now got a surveyer to see where were up to and to do snagging on our behalf.

Like to hear from anyone else that has bought from this company.

thanks Graham.



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Graham,

Any update? You mentioned 31st Jan.

Martin



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Hi Martin,

How are you, surveyer called on Friday and were waiting for his

report, Phoned estate agent on Friday 1st been told villa is complete just a few

small jobs to finish off, but apparantly still no water and electric connected.

Thanks Graham



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Hi Graham,

Any news? Getting water and electric connected can be a problem.

Martin



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Hi everybody,



Just returned from NC. Visited some projects. Made decision to buy. Paid GBP1000+the first installment+solicitor's fee+0.5% stamp duty.



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graham, why did u not get in your contract that it would be finished on time and if not some sort of compensation clause...something i will be discussing with my lawyer next week as i go over tomorrow for a week buying at the caesar rsort



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Hi Tatarin.Where have you bought and what was the weather like?



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Hi Simma,



Nearly completed penthouse at SeaTerra Bay. Strongly hope to get my key in early May.



Sunny, but rather cold at nights - around 0+2 early in the morning. But better than Larnaka - very windy and chilly.



整个好



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Brian

To my knowledge many contracts have the compensation clause but you try and enforce it!

Martin



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Hi martin , electric connected ,builders elec,still not sure about water,surveyers report has come back to us,some problems trying to get them sorted out with builder,have you got a place there,if so were about cheers Graham



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Hi Gers 630

As Martin has said compensation clause is very difficult to implement

could take a long time, We have got compensation clause in our contract but

decided not to implement this , have negotiated some extras with builder

instead. My advice would be keep in contact with estate agent, builder. and

Lawyer as much as you can. My personal advice would be to get a survey

done on your property when build is finished, our surveyer has done a great job for us. Graham.



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hi all, anybody out there had a eletric connection bill yet, because we have and seems very steep to us 2.300 was quoted last month for less than 500, the infrastructure of elec was in with the price of the property, anyone got ant comments on this please all welcome.......cheers porter.



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I ended up paying 1000 to have my new apartment connected to the electricity meter. Just another of those NC shocks from the 'oh everyone knows you have to pay extra to get connected' bin. It also pays to check you have the right meter for your apartment/villa. Reason I say that is because I couldn't understand why my water bills were so high when I was not there. Turned out that the builder had given the water company wrong meter details and I was paying the bills of the full time TC family next door.

Martin



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I ended up paying 1000 to have my new apartment connected to the electricity meter. Just another of those NC shocks from the 'oh everyone knows you have to pay extra to get connected' bin. It also pays to check you have the right meter for your apartment/villa. Reason I say that is because I couldn't understand why my water bills were so high when I was not there. Turned out that the builder had given the water company wrong meter details and I was paying the bills of the full time TC family next door.

Martin



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Hi we are buying our apartment should have been finished march 2007 nearly ready now



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thinking about buying in north cyprus. been to southern and nearly purchased. until noticing the price difference. ALOT more for your money in the north. is it safe? are things as well organised? would we be making wrong or right move? hope to hear your honest replies. many thanks and good luck to all who have purchased.



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Hi everyone just joined. my husband and I are coming over to north cyprus end april to look around for a villa we would like to retire here. We are both in our early sixties.are there any hints that you can give us, as never been to north cyprus. we are flying to larnaca and staying in my nephers apartment in kyrenia. any info would be appreciated



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Spice,



My main advice would be to take your time. It is a buyers market out there, so you have almost all the time in the world to make the right decision.



We went out originally looking at apartments and soon got the bug, as I'm sure you will fall in love with the place, as most people do.



So depends what you are looking for, Private Villa, Apartment etc.



Make a few appointments with some good Estate Agents, go through their books at what you think is what you want and get them to take you to all different parts of the coastline you think you might want to live in. They will pick you up from your accommodation, so you won't have to drive yourself(you probably wouldn't find some of the developements on your own anyway)



We originally thought we wanted an Apartment in Tatlisu in the East and ended up buying a Villa in Lapta in the west, so you need to look around.



I would say don't even think of making a decision on a property during your visit. If you do see something you like, go home. Think long and hard, then think again, then if you are still convinced, go out again for another week and do it all again. Yes go back to the one's you like, but try some more, there are plenty to choose from.



We went out twice, both times we thought we knew what we wanted and then ended up with something different. We did not sign on the dotted line whilst we were there, either time, infact it was 6 months after returning the second time that we finally signed up.



Hope this help, maybe a little long, well actually I could probably write a short book on it.



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Hubby and I have bought on ST Bay along with 151 others, completion should have been Dec 07 but ST did not hit the date. Hope to be in soon awaiting update.



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Spice,

I can only reinforce what MC advises. It is all too easy to be ripped off by the smooth talking estate agents/builders. If you want to move out, then rent first, there is plenty about and then take your time before buying, get advice from people living in the TRNC, decide on the area that suits you and your lifestyle.

Good luck.

Martin



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Hello

Anyone wanting a Removal Quote please contact me - I'll email you an inventory sheet so you can quantify what goods you are taking. I'm in Yorkshire, but operate throughout the UK, and we work with Olaytrans in Famagusta. Look forward to hearing from you. Jo. +44(0)1302 729595. Email: valentineremovals@hotmail.com



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hi all, just joined the forum, i have bought a place in lapta, entrance is opposite the house with the white lions outside, completed on time,water and electric, just a few snagging problems,but enough to annoy me , this seems like a decent forum , i have been looking in recently, i tried to join the trnc new forum but nowt happens ?. i will be over next week to sort out the stamp duty contract registration thing, any body fancy a beer and a natter?? is there a plce where people meet ? cheers , fishnchips



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hi fishinchips , welcome to the forum and congrats on the completion of your villa , i'm sure you will enjoy many many happy hols there

good luck , simbas



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Hi shogs , welcome to the forum , take the time to read all the posts , it will give you some idea of peoples experiences , i bought off plan 6yrs ago with no problems and have been enjoying our villa for past 4yrs . in my opinion it is a safe investment buying in nc , but you really need to do your homework , research , research , research , you cannot do enough , draw on peoples experiences good and bad and then you can make an informed choice

good luck simbas



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Hi Shoqs and Spice,

To repeat earlier posts I would now buy a completed property, not off plan which I have done in 2005 and it is not finished yet..

As someone says it is a buyers market at the moment in TRNC so read the posts and see all the extra costs involved which are included in the price of a finished property. Like they say what you see is what you get when it is complete. No shocks when it is eventually time to complete and pay all the charges.No need to contemplate legal action which will last for years.



Good Luck Breezyboy



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Hi Spice and Shogs,

Before you buy, get as much independent information that you can find. Wish I had seen this site before embarking on my 3 year journey with a dodgy builder and liar (sorry lawyer)

http://www.hbpg-trnc.net/index.html



Good luck,

greenman



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brought forward as promised



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Fishnchips,



This is probably a little late for you, but just down the road to you on the same side of the road, towards Lapta is a new bar called JK's.



We were there this week, good people in there and if you like English sport, then they have it all on in there.



It's just a the entrance to the Hotel Sempati turnoff.



MC



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Hi I'm a buyer. My property should have been finished on the 8th April - needless to say it's not. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will be done for our holiday in August!



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Number who knows? Buying Penthouse in Thalassa



Where are the "Marina" developments mentioned?



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hi all, as this is quite an old thread, rejuvenated, it would be interesting to have an up-date from those people who had almost completed at the start of it. Did it turn out right, in the end?

We have brought a villa on the outskirts of Lapta, one of 4 in a grove, to the right of the village, almost inline with the flags on the side of the mountain. Anyone else around there?



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Signed contract OCT 2006. Build time 18 months. Completion March 08.



Still waiting...latest promise Set 08....Excellent build quality......Builder trying his best..



Hopefully April 09.........Fingers crossed.



wyn



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Buying apartment in Lapta. Should be complete end of August



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Buying villa on Marina Park. Signed contract Oct 06. Been told it will be ready end of Sept 08. We will see !!!!!!!!



We would like to hear from any other buyers on this sight.



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Bought 3 bed Penthouse in Tatlisu, near proposed marina in Jan07 ,completed May08, moving in slowly furnishing from a distance. Everything went well, good solicitor and good builder (Boray). Only small problem was a telegraph pole about 3 mtrs from one of the rear balconies, will eventually be moved im told.



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chelsey village for us. everything ok so far a little snagging . we are furnished and ready to go



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I suppose that anyone who has yet to get their Kocan is still 'in the property buying process.' Must be an awful lot of people.

Martin



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VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ:



I have had a call from Cyprus Star regarding the TV programme and the petition to amend the SP Law. Marian Stokes is appearing tonight on their programme and I will appear next week. At the bottom of Marian's interview this week they will add a section about the petition and calling for more signatures before the petition is presented to the government next week. But currently there are only 846 names, which to put it bluntly, is a very poor show considering this affects thousands of buyers past and future because there is no law to rely on which compels the vendor to transfer the title deeds to you. WE NEED AS MANY SIGNATURES AS POSSIBLE BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IF WE ARE TO SHOW THE GOVERNMENT THAT THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR BUYERS!!!!!!! For the thousands of people without title deeds; please sign. For the few that do have title deeds; please sign to make the system better for everyone.



here is the link:



http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/petitioncyprus/index.html



Whilst I believe that it is better that the law is repealed, this is the only way at the moment to show the precarious position of property buyers here. There is strength in numbers. Instead of moaning about the system, lets all come together to show our feelings.





Sibel



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We have bought a three bed apartment at Sweetwater Bay and the property should be ready around December/January.



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Signed contract July 2006 still on builders electric , moving in wish i new.



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i know i am sounding thickm again, but i can't remember if this is the petition that i signed. i know i did sign one but i think there were 2 about at the time.

how do i find out if i have



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Bought a beatiful 3 bedroom villa in Karsiyaka,May 2004 had to pay an extra 2,600 for electricity, still waiting for mains water, even though I paid an extra 540YTL In May 2008

stevie-d



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Bought May 2006, Ne Sa Construction, not ready yet.



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just bought 3 bed aptm chealsey village its already built so we could see what we were buying picked tiles paint kitchen units wardrobes etc will be done and dusted by december cant wait



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Hi



Am coming out 29th May for 3 day viewing and to 'hug' my house.....Bogas Villas, Harmoni....and then we will be there as soon as we can get organised!!! can't wait! jax x



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We are thinking of buying a one bedroom furnished apartment on 'Patara City' complex going through an estate agents, deeds already in previous owner's name, making offers (negotiating price) and looking for solicitors at the moment.

Natx



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Going next week - cheque book in hand. Not in our lifetime will they resolve their differences so hope to enjoy a holiday home set in stunning countryside for many uninterrupted years!



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What sort of problems on a resale? surely this would have been easier than off plan?



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I bought in Bulgaria last year, you are better off in TRNC



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Saints......THAT must be the final nail in the coffin for the Bulgarian property market !



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about 20 billioin world wide



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Msg165.



Just been out there, Latest completion date with water and electricity August 09.



Excellent build quality. Really good job overall. I will leave my final comments until we have our Kocan. I really



do think that we were lucky in picking Greatstone Constructions as our builder.



John and Julie Cooper



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re 183, 185



Nothing unique I guess. Prices are falling everywhere ,though I'd appreciate if you could share your experience.



http://sofiaecho.com/2009/03/16/690395_real-estate-prices-in-bulgaria-have-dropped-to-2007-levels



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John,



Good to hear you are pleased. When are you out next?



Good to see you back.



Good weather I take it.



Mc



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Wynyardman,



really good to hear that you are happy with Greatstone.

We are waiting for our place at Esentepe along

with my work coleague Dave(The cat). I have had my doubts but as I know your place is well in advance of ours and you are really on top of things with regards build quality etc, then your comments really give me a little piece of mind.



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