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Wedle   
4 Jan 2012
History / Battle of Warsaw/Miracle at the Vistula in Poland [12]

Which of the following do you consider the most factual book related to the ' Battle of Warsaw/Miracle at the Vistula, ' ?

Zamoyski

Warsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe

Davies

White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and The Miracle on the Vistula
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

WP, this is the second time on this thread you get yourself into a spat, people follow different investment approaches, some are passive like yourself others are a little more aggressive like okayokok, it would also seem OK is prepared to back his argument with third party facts, I see nothing from you except your emotional POV.
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

So basically, if I understand you correctly if you inherited 1 Mln PLN today, you would not touch Polish real estate, you would play the currency market PLN/-USD/EUR/GBP. Just trying to get the facts straight.

Prices doubled in 2004/5 on the Polish credit boom. There won't be credit-driven price growth any time soon

Exactly, nothing to do with supply and demand, driven by easy access to finance.
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

I rest my case: foreign owners of Polish real estate should thin of themselves more as currency traders, than landlords.

So based on the above your strategy would be to liquidate your real estate holdings and trade the PLN-Euro/USD/GBP for the foreseeable future.
Wedle   
31 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

Your talking like a cowboy real estate agent ready to take advantage of somebody who hasn't accessed accurate information,

I am not a real estate agent.

firstly you don't know where and the condition of the apartment, it may be in a perfect location and well maintained.

This exactly what I have mentioned in my post.

Best advice would be to let it out to family or friends at a norminal price (cover all costs) and wait till the real estate market takes on.. could be a wrong decision to sell just now.

It all depends on what you can do with the money, if they have deep pockets and they don't need the money why not keep hold of it. We don't know their financial position.

We live in the EU, so the money transfer would be pretty simple, however we would lose a lot through currency conversion.

Here is a link with prices of flats next to sky tower
mieszkania.trovit.pl/sky-tower-wrocław

Why would you loose money through currency conversion?
Wedle   
30 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Property taxation in Poland and inheritance (obligated by law to pay)? [32]

Maybe someone can point me in a good direction or tell me about his/her experiences, thanks a lot

If you are not in the country, you will have to find a letting agency, then hope they are telling you the truth about the rental. The first question to ask yourself is what could I do with the money if I sold the place, if you are in the USA for example the money would go a long way in the current market conditions. The second question is do I really want the hassle of being a landlord in Poland, you will have to register your income from rental and pay tax in Poland, there will be costs for the flat every month, that you will have to pay wether the flat is rented or not.

The apartment is quite big for polish standard I guess (~70 square metres)

This is not big and I would guess it needs a full remont if an elderly person has been living in it.

in my opinion the latter option would be better as I expect the property prices to go up quite a bit.

What do you base your assumption on Par, Polish real estate prices are on their way down I do not see any fundamental reason for real estate prices to rise quite a bit over the next 2-3 years. I believe you will find most people with a little knowledge of the market expect prices to level out at best over the coming years.

If you send me details of what,where (street ) and an indication of condition of the flat, I can get some info for you.
Wedle   
29 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

[quote=delphiandomine]My own feeling is that we might see prices actually increase in the small towns within 30-45 minutes train ride from the big cities. Property is still ridiculously cheap in those places, and young people especially will want to get a property somehow, even if it's not in such a desirable location.[/quote

When we take into consideration Polish real estate trends, I can only speak from the my own experience in Warsaw. When I first came to Poland in the early 90's I talked to people who decided to sell their 30-50 m2 flats in 1st and 2nd tier areas of Warsaw in order to move out to areas like Konstanscin, Podkowa, Lomianki, Anin and Piasecno. It was great for families with young kids up to 4/5 years old. As soon as the kids hit school age the parents realised that the locals schools were not up to the mark and the only schools for their children were in Warsaw proper, many decided to sell their houses just as the market went into meltdown in 1997. So they were stuck with a 1-2 hour drive in to Warsaw each morning from the suburbs. Those that had a little money bought 2-3 room flats in Warsaw again, lived in them monday to friday and back home for the long weekend. Things have not changed here the best schools are still in or around the centrum, with the exception of a few International schools that are for the higher echelons of society. The same trend is the world over, people will always gravitate to the areas with the best schools. As much as I dream about a better rail and road service in Warsaw and Poland, we are still a way off the infrastructure of schools, hospitals. rail and roads being built. If you are in your 20's or early 30's and are buying for the long term- why not !

If not it is all about location, location, location.

Getting back to your quote, when prices are going down in the centrum areas of a city in Poland, they are going down twice as quick in the burbs.

Unless you live in ' Pips ' osiedle of course.

have agreed over the past 3 years that there would be a fall/correction in prices due to the credit scenario

Exactly house prices are NOT in fact determined by the balance of supply and demand, but by how much money lenders are willing to lend.

If there is eventual increases in interest rates further down the line, and no return to the days of easy lending, mean that house prices will fall for several years to come.In theory house prices have to keep falling until they get back to long-term norms of about three or four times earnings. we shall wait and see...
Wedle   
29 Dec 2011
Life / Fat People in Poland? [161]

Polish minister calls for Europe-wide GM ban

gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13386-polish-minister-calls-for-europe-wide-gm-ban

EC takes Poland to court for GMO ban

wbj.pl/article-53705-ec-takes-poland-to-court-for-gmo-ban.html

Polish president vetoes bill allowing GMO seeds

reuters.com/article/2011/08/24/us-poland-gmo-idUSTRE77N50D20110824
Wedle   
29 Dec 2011
Life / Fat People in Poland? [161]

Yeah because they just dont know yet, they dont know - what we know. In Poland its totally cool to eat McDonalds and KFC

California is poised to be the first state with mandatory GMO labeling laws through the 2012 California Ballot Initiative process.
Polls show support to get this initiative on the ballot & voted in. Over 80% of those polled supported mandatory labeling.
A win for the California Initiative would be a huge blow to biotech and a huge victory for food activists.
Monsanto and their minions have billions invested in GMOs and they are willing to spend millions to defeat this initiative.
California is the 8th largest economy in the world. Labeling laws in CA will effect packaging and ingredient decisions nation-wide.
The bill has been carefully written to ensure that it will not increase costs to consumers or producers.

organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

Just caught the tail end of the news(panorama) on Polish TV, they are predicting a 30% drop in real-estate prices.

You will need to supply a youtube clip for that one Milky. I believe real estate prices will slow down in 2012, maybe 2013 we could see a bigger slow down, during Euro 2012 a lot of second home owners in the main Polish cities will be able to rent their places short term and generate enough money to cover a whole year of mortgage. There are just not enough hotels in Poland. Regular flats in good locations will be rented for 50-70 per person during Euro 2012. Apartments in good locations will be competing with 4/5 * hotel prices.Football fans who are prepared to pay 1,000 Euro for a ticket don't give a sh1t about paying 100Euro per night +. This revenue will support the real estate market, if there was no Euro 2012 more of these people would be loosing there buy to lets.
Wedle   
26 Dec 2011
Life / Fat People in Poland? [161]

Which kind of begs the question: is it the food?

It is quite bizarre, Poland has some of the best natural and organic products at a snip of other European countries, yet they the youth still want to chow out on super sized american junk food. In Warsaw it is cool to be slim, they go off to the gym most days, then you can see them come out and go for a Mc attack. It beggars belief...
Wedle   
14 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

But the Euro sitting at 4.6 certainly isn't normal or based on reality - it's likely to swing back to 4:1 very quickly.

I was reading it would be at 4.85 in 2012 Q1, the PL gov have stated they would like to see it at 4.1, but thats all smoke and mirrors.
Wedle   
14 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

If you have got euros to invest today, taking into consideration that the average EUR/PLN was about 3.80-1 over the last 2-3 years. At Euro/PLN 4.6-1 plus the decrease in prices 10-12% you are already close to - 30%.
Wedle   
13 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

i don't want to give too much of my personal information.

understandable.

Do you mean Harmonian Pip?

Harmonian is the one opposite the ASOW, the prices there went from 2.5 Mil to around 1.5 Mil last year.

i am curious about the prices of osiedle patio-

Osiedle Patio close by the Botanical gardens dates back to about 2000-2002 if I m correct, they also sold plots, as the houses are not uniformed as in Konstancja. I have not followed the prices there I remember seeing houses for around the 1-1.2Mil then they seemed to jump to around 1.5-2Mil mark in the heady days. There was a large parcel of agricultural land sold around 2003 that was bought up individual groups who have changed the status to budowlana. in Klarysew at the top by the forest. I am sure they will all start building or selling soon.

(I'm looking to buy a bigger place) but I doubt that the prices for what I want (70+ metres, pre-1960, in the ghetto) are going to fall much further.

There was a building which was built around 2002/3 on ul Nalewki, I have seen some apartments being offered there at good prices, its a good location 5 mins walk to Rat Arsenal metro, 2 streets away from the Ghetto monument. The sizes go up to 110 m2

(70+ metres, pre-1960, in the ghetto)

Most of the flats in the Ghetto are 26-56 m2, may be very difficult to find a 70+ pre 1960.
Wedle   
13 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

with all due respect sir, I live in this area. I know exactly how much the houses are here. Osiedle Konstancja is still selling 2.5 to 3.5 million. There are osiedle's in Zawaday still at 2.5. The prices are not dropping. In my osiedle- the prices are exactly the same as they were two years ago.

There are houses in Zawady that have been for sale for the last 5 years and can't sell.

The prices being offered today in all of the following have dropped from 2008

harmonium.sjm.pl
konstancja.pl

Rezydencja królewska

The prices all over Warsaw have dropped because there was a price bubble ( inflated price which was not sustainable). We own 8 apartments in mainly high end residences in the centrum/Zoliborz/Mokotow dolny, most of them bought between 1997 to 2006 with the exception of one that was finished in 2008. In all of these properties if I sold today I would receive less than what my neighbors have sold for previously. We also have a house that is rented out to a company in Zoliborz stare, if I sold it today I would receive less per m2 than my neighbors have sold for in the past, the house two doors away has been on the market for 7.8 mil for nearly 18 months with no buyer, he dropped it from 9 mil. Having invested in real estate since 1993 in Poland, I considered myself quite knowledgeable about the warsaw market.Out of all the people I know personally in Warsaw involved in residential real estate either investors or developers, not one person has informed me that their Warsaw property investments have not gone down in value since the 2008 crisis began. I understand that real estate is an alternative asset class,there is no exchange to determine prices's like the stock market for example, prices are set by buyers( price paid) not by developers asking price.

The claim that your Osiedle has not seen any price drop, leads me to believe I should be seeking your advice for my future selections.
Wedle   
13 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

And if you drive by you can see on their signs that they offer a mini cooper if you buy a new house.

This what I mentioned

So for you to suggest they are not is wrong PIP. Be honest please.

You know exactly the project I am talking about it is on the the opposite side of the road to GTC and they slashed their properties by 40% on phase 1.Regarding Osiedle Konstancja [konstancja.pl] I am sure that if I walked in today and negotiated for a house of any size I would at least get a 20% discount, especially if it was built. That whole area from Zawady to Konstancin strefa A has seen big price falls. Konstancin-Jeziorna has been the worst hit. You know this as well as I do PIP, so please we should keep to the facts.

Euro-denominated debt isn't looking too popular in central Europe these days, with spreads in Hungarian and Polish euro bonds widening over the yields of dollar bonds with the same maturities.

Hungary - and to a lesser extent Poland - have been suffering from their exposure to the economies and banking systems of the euro zone.

blogs.reuters.com/globalinvesting/2011/12/12/euro-debt-toxic-in-central-europe-too/

13/12/2012

1 Euro - PLN 4.55
1 USD - PLN 3.46
Wedle   
12 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

still no bubble.

This is the confusion PIP, as there are two American schools in Warsaw, one in Kabaty and the other one next to GTC. There is also the Israeli project across the street from GTC and they have discounted their prices by up to 40%.Everyone in the real estate industry in Warsaw knows that prices in the burbs are sinking quickly. So for you to suggest they are not is wrong PIP. Be honest please.
Wedle   
12 Dec 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

As an example take Warszawa and Ulica Puławska it's a nightmare between 5 and 7pm to get anywhere.! However it does not help when drivers ignore what traffic lights are for either :)

Beliall, Pulawska is not a very good example as it stretches from the centrum all the way to Piaseczno proper (route 79) it is a nightmare from 7.30 am to 10 am and 3.30 pm to 7.30pm although there are two ways to Circumnavigate the road block.

why does every 3rd member on this thread seem to have resentment towards milky?

Milky, is alright he brings his point to the table, as the protaganist of doom and gloom sooner or later the Pendulum will swing to his side, boom is always followed by bust.Poland is not unique or recession proof, she has already had two recessions since the begging of RP3.
Wedle   
8 Dec 2011
Life / Polish mentality towards Pakistan [108]

People should accept that those who come here are not here to take advantage like they have in other countries since there is NOT a lot to be able to take advantage of.!

You under estimate the workings of an immigrants mind, the ultimate is a European passport. Most Asian and Africans consider Poland a soft country. The UK has tightened up.
Wedle   
5 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English? [437]

it is how your family has brought you up and what values you have been taugh

I agree 100% with the above point.

values are not down to affluence.

No they are down to influence, if someone is born into a dysfunctional family it is twice as hard to break the mould.

Some people are rough, doesn't matter where they are from!

Mayberough should be substituted by some people lack values and morals, to keep in line with the theme.
Wedle   
5 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English? [437]

So basically you agree with the OP, some Polish women are disrespectful?

Rough is rough wether it's Wiggan or Warsaw, so's nicw.

If someone is rough, it would normally be referred to their upbringing on a council estate/scheme for example. In my experience some people I have met who are raised on council estates are very much at ease with protocols.
Wedle   
5 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English? [437]

grubas, I would clean the streets to put food on my family's table, I am not too proud to do any job for what the market rate is. Your attitude is so selfish, you should NOT be allowed to bring children into this world.I can 100% understand any Polish person or anyone being disrespectful to the English under class.

Working is not breaking your neck, it is what is expected of you, in oder for you to pay your own way rather than be a parasite.

And?Guess what,sooner or later every single one of us including yourself will become worm's food so get off your high horse.

When the man above decides it is my time, I will pay for my own burial NOT have a paupers grave,

grubas your whole way of being, reflects what is wrong with todays world. Your parents should be ashamed of you.

No Sympathy for anyone who thinks its better to get money for free rather than working.

Bang on agreed 100%.
Wedle   
5 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English? [437]

No,people like you are the problem,flooding the job market with unlimited immigration and cheap labour in order to make it easier to exploit your fellow citizens.

Let me explain to you in simple terms, in the history of the world there are males and females.

Males, hunt to provide for the family, in the modern world this would be considered working a 9 to 5.
Females,provide a secure home and bring up the children, so that they will become good people for the future.

As an unemployed person you are not fulfilling your male instinct and you are not wise enough to do the female role, therefore you can only be considered a worm being both part male and female, unfortunately you are representing the worst part of both. Grubas are you a man or do you wish to be the taker.
Wedle   
5 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English? [437]

[So based on your rational, Poles working outside of Poland should be taxed twice as much as the locals, because they are putting the indigenous population out of work. Am I right?

Because the as you call "scum" are citizens and it's not easy for them to compete with immigrants undercutting wages.It's simple it's not rocket science.

I would prefer to use the phrase ' foreign worker or overseas worker' that is what they are workers-contributers.When you spread your lies Grubas, some people may be influenced by what you have to say - there are people who come to PF for worthwhile information, by spreading your diatribe, its understandable why some may consider Poles racist and therefore disrespect them. You are part of this virus.
Wedle   
5 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English? [437]

.If they can get similar money as when working chilling at home,only stupid would work,so get off them.

People like you are the problem, if you want more money get yourself better qualified instead of sitting there on your high horse, with the attitude if they want me they got to pay me more, facts are buddy you get paid what your market value is. If you want a better future make it happen otherwise accept what you are, a sub existence dweller going nowhere and its all down to you. Why should hard working peoples taxes support scum like you- get a job.

Yeah and I will have to pay for his food and acomodation?Forget it!Just dump him from some LOT plane flying over Africa,cheap and simple.

I will remind you of your post about non working Africans in Poland. Double standards = Fats.
Wedle   
5 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English? [437]

hy are Polish people especially women so disrespectful toward the english

Poles were educated that all things British stood for higher standards, after 2004 and the mass exodus of Poles to the UK and Ireland, they soon came to understand two things very quickly:

1. There is a large underbelly of classless society in the Uk, this went against all they had been taught and they soon came to look down on this with pity.

2. The England they had been taught about in their English studies did exist, unfortunately to a much lesser level than they had anticipated,they became somewhat cynical towards lower levels of British society and only aspired to middle England.

Why are Polish People disrespectful towards the English?

Do all English people expect respect from the Poles, Poland is a member of the European union. So ask yourself a simple question, why are so many English people disrespectful to the Poles in the UK, when all they are prepared to do is the jobs, the scum of England refuse to do.

hy are Polish people especially women so disrespectful toward the english

Poles were educated that all things British stood for higher standards, after 2004 and the mass exodus of Poles to the UK and Ireland, they soon came to understand two things very quickly:

1. There is a large underbelly of classless society in the Uk, this went against all they had been taught and they soon came to look down on this with pity.

2. The England they had been taught about in their English studies did exist, unfortunately to a much lesser level than they had anticipated,they became somewhat cynical towards lower levels of British society and only aspired to middle England.

Why are Polish People disrespectful towards the English?

Do all English people expect or deserve respect from the Poles, Poland is a member of the European union and your equal. So ask yourself a simple question, why are so many English people disrespectful to the Poles, when they are prepared to do the jobs, the scum of England refuse to do. You created the opportunity for the Poles.

Each and every one of you unemployed sub existence dwellers in the UK should look at your Polish/Asian/African working neighbor and be ashamed of yourself every time you mutter a derogatory term about your working immigrant neighbours. Your neighbours are not " nicking your jobs" you are the one that makes England the sick man of Europe, you are the reason why people scorn the UK, you are the one that deserves absolutely no respect. Get a job.