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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   
30 Dec 2011
Love / Problem with my Polish boyfriend [74]

women either want a guy who rich or hot

Thats fair most men want a woman with big t1ts that goes like a train and is as dumb as fcuk. So why shouldn't women have a wish list as welll...
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
Love / Problem with my Polish boyfriend [74]

i may have not been Special to him, but he is to me.

Drew123, We may have got it all wrong, if you want to know if there is a chance with the relationship, just book a return ticket to Poland, here are the links to two cheap airlines from the UK:

wizzair.com
ryanair.com/en

You would most likely do it for about 50-60 UK pounds return, tell him you will be arriving on the dates and ask how, he wants to do it, if he starts to make excuses and hole you up in a hotel, away from his family and friends, you know the real deal.

You can tell us which town/city he lives in and we can advise on the nearest airport.

Good luck
Wedle   
29 Dec 2011
Love / Problem with my Polish boyfriend [74]

as he was in bed watching titanic and playing on the computer at his friends house

Did you get that sinking feeling?

The advice you have been given by Harry,Seanus and WB is the way to go, as an add on - He has just slotted back into his past, old friends male and female, family, Parties and being the man about town. Polish men are mummy's boys they like to get someone else to do the dirty work, Nov - Feb - seems like a brush off to me, out of sight out of mind.

Good luck with whatever decision you make.
Wedle   
29 Dec 2011
News / Will many Poles migrate to Germany in May 2011 (after opening labor market)? [157]

too often Polish leaders have been bought off by Germans or Russians

The above is considered to be true, the main issue, are the Polish decision makers prepared to change and put national interests before their own. Most independently wealthy Poles, have a second bolt hole outside of Poland. The Periods between WW1 and the start WW2 was 21 years, between end of WW2 and the end of the cold war 44 years. Poles are thinking why will this time be any different, make as much as you can, as quickly as you can,secure your own future before that of anyone else or the countries, this is the problem faced by Poland today.
Wedle   
29 Dec 2011
Food / Alcohol Prices for Wedding in Warsaw - Advice needed [19]

Luksusowa is my potato vodka of choice.

It is good Harry, I always take SIWUCHA as presents to my friends outside of Poland, advise them to stick it in the freezer for two days then crack open, as it has a cork stopper it is normally polished off in a single sitting, most people just can't get enough.
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   
29 Dec 2011
Food / Polish sausages with chilli flakes inside? [6]

Try Katalońskie Chorizo from Żabka. It isn't really that spicy but it's the closest you'll get. It's very tasty! (expensive too)

Seanus on ul Polna in Warszawa there is a butchers shop that will make any type of bangers you require,you can have all the British classics and they will deliver throughout Poland.
Wedle   
29 Dec 2011
News / Will many Poles migrate to Germany in May 2011 (after opening labor market)? [157]

don't look to your neighbors for welfare as they've no history of doing anything but the opposite!

I would agree with the above, Germany will always see Poland as the buffer zone to the East, As the EAEC, forms closer ties from 2012 onwards, it will present fresh challenges for the EU and Nato.
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
Life / Why is Prostitution still legal in Poland? [106]

80's I have been told many a story of Polish women entertaining Arabs in Warsaw in the aforementioned period, many of them married as well, the husband would turn a blind eye, for a few green backs. Good to see things have moved on, or have they.
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
Life / Why is Prostitution still legal in Poland? [106]

Link to a interesting blog I read recently:

The Prostitution of Poland

From Eastern Europe Watch:

One of the most depressing features of contemporary life is how money power and consumer values dominate most aspects of human existence. And in the process has reduced life to a constant form of prostitution or, in the neoliberal buzzword term, "selling yourself". The disintegration of Polish culture under the neoliberal experiment unleashed by the doctrinaire Balcerowicz back in 1990 and reinforced since has made a mockery of the notion of a Catholic Nation. Only money and a crude materialism now prevail. That is shown in the way Polish women are now regarded as commodities in the brave new world of an unfettered free market. When I first went to Poland in 1999, the three questions one was asked on a persistent basis were,

1) Why are you in the Poland?

2) How long are you in the Poland for?

3) What do you think of Polish women?

davidaslindsay.blogspot.com/2010/12/prostitution-of-poland.html
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
Life / Why is Prostitution still legal in Poland? [106]

1.2 mln?! can ask you about data supporting this number?

The number of Poles in the UK could only be a guesstimate,many Poles in the UK are sub existence dwellers, therefore they do not register and work in the black economy.
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
News / Will many Poles migrate to Germany in May 2011 (after opening labor market)? [157]

You can twist and squirm on Polish historical facts, but facts are facts my dear friend.

I am simply encouraging you not further pollute other people's thinking with the victim mentality you've thus far defended - there's no benefit to it, is there?

It is little secret that there is no love lost between the government and what should be their natural allies in Europe, the pro-American non-Eurozone centre-right government in Warsaw. Poland goes to the polls on Sunday and for the first time in its post-communist history the centre-right government of Donald Tusk's Civic Platform is expected to be re-elected. Two key ministers - Radek Sikorski, the foreign minister, and Jacek Rostowksi, the finance minister - are both British-educated Poles close to the Conservative party.

progressonline.org.uk/2011/10/05/labour-and-tories-fall-out-of-love-with-the-poles
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
Life / Why is Prostitution still legal in Poland? [106]

REENT, BE REDEEMED!

"Both the secular and religious ideal in the medieval period was to reclaim the prostitute if at all possible, and the medieval Christian was always conscious from the example of Mary Magdalene that a harlot could achieve salvation. Usually the machinery of the Church stood ready to assist women willing to leave the life of sin, although it was recognized that realistically chances for successful reform were slim. Still the hope of reform was there and two major avenues of reform were advance. Favored by most reformers were attempts to induce the repentant prostitute to enter the religious life, to become a nun.. . . In 1198 Pope Innocent III urged that all good citizens attempt to reclaim prostitutes. . .

A second method of dealing with the reformed prostitute was to encourage her to marry. . . In 1109 Pope Innocent II lauded those who married harlots in order to reform them and described their actions as not "least among the works of charity." Those who rescued public prostitutes and took them to wife were performing acts that would count for the remission of their own sins."

"Prostitution: An Illustrated Social History " Vern&Bonnie Bullough/ Crown Books 1978

iswface.org/quotes.html
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
Law / GBP safe haven currency for 2012. [5]

I never thought I would be bullish on the GBP, although I see it being the safe haven currency in Europe for the first half of 2012, here are my reasons why,

1. The banking/Euro problem in the EU is yet to be resolved.
2. I see a European bank going under in the first half of 2012, my guess would be a French one.
3, The CHF is still over valued
4. GBP offers good value and is outside of the Euro.
5. If the Euro goes, PLN will be a bloodbath.

Any thoughts?
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
News / Will many Poles migrate to Germany in May 2011 (after opening labor market)? [157]

Do you really expect today's Germans and Russians to fix what their grandfathers did in another country?

The relations between Germany and Poland are at a post WW2 high, there is an old saying' it is better to have a friendly neighbor, than a distant enemy'. Germany are looking after themselves, this can be seen by the Russian gas pipeline bypassing Poland to Germany. Foreigner4 if you are dissatisfied with Poland and the attitude of Polish nationals, you know where the door is, close it on the way out.
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
News / Will many Poles migrate to Germany in May 2011 (after opening labor market)? [157]

I have no idea how you can conscionably make such a statement.

So please explain, how the EU laws work in favor of PL, I am really intrigued at this one.

If the laws work against you then why the hell are you not demanding better laws from your leaders?

The laws don't work against me, they are just not in the interests of the country, there is a brain drain in certain sectors in PL, and to fill the void PL must look east or to the middle East/Africa as is apparent in the hospitals. The old EU is not only occupying PL through the rise of the Multi Int, it is also enticing the best brains away, with offers of gold.
Wedle   
28 Dec 2011
Travel / Poland traffic signs are confusing.. Do you agree? [30]

I suggest getting a Polish driving licence, the process of which will teach you how to drive in Poland.

Exactly, if you are confused do some driving lessons in Poland it may save your life...
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   
27 Dec 2011
News / Will many Poles migrate to Germany in May 2011 (after opening labor market)? [157]

Poland is part of the EU, therefore Poles have the rights to work in any country within the EU, it is the system of the EU that is failing Poland NOT Poland failing its residents. The current Polish brain drain comes at cost to the Polish tax payer, these people have been educated for free in Poland, there needs to be a law passed, ensuring that those educated at the tax payers expense give something back to their financial sponsors, in this case the country.
Wedle   
27 Dec 2011
Life / Why is Prostitution still legal in Poland? [106]

regarding that issue there is sth like the 'swedish model'. maybe you should read sth about that

Making illegal to buy, although legal to offer sex, is still not dealing with the problem. Prostitution needs to be outlawed in full, otherwise the pimps and traffickers will have a legal loophole in the law.
Wedle   
27 Dec 2011
Life / Why is Prostitution still legal in Poland? [106]

This space is called freedom.

Many other European countries are democratic societies,yet prostitution is still a crime.

What a fine line it is between the 'honest' working prostitute and the woman who pretends not to be one when getting her dinners and assorted entertainment paid for when dating.

The case for making prostitution against the law, to buy sex begins with the premise that it's base and exploitative and demeaning to sex workers. Legalizing prostitution expands it, the argument goes, and also helps pimps, fails to protect women, and leads to more back-alley violence, not less. This fight over legalization has been waged in the last few years over international human-trafficking laws and proposals to make prostitution legal in countries like Bulgaria, a movement that the U.S. government helped defeat. In 2004, the federal government expressed its position: "The United States government takes a firm stance against proposals to legalize prostitution because prostitution directly contributes to the modern-day slave trade and is inherently demeaning." The government also claims that legalizing or tolerating prostitution creates "greater demand for human trafficking victims.

You don't have to be a moralist or a prude to buy the argument for banning prostitution