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Posts by mcrpolak  

Joined: 21 Apr 2013 / Male ♂
Last Post: 22 Feb 2016
Threads: 6
Posts: 36
From: England
Speaks Polish?: Yes
Interests: Polish Language

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mcrpolak   
22 Feb 2016
Real Estate / Prices of apartment in central Krakow [6]

Merged: Wislane Tarasy Krakow

has anyone managed to negotiate a discount in this building on the apartment price?
mcrpolak   
10 Nov 2015
Work / A predictable "Is my salary high enough post" - Krakow 13,500PLN GROSS Month [30]

Hi Smurf. Thanks for the wishes. I won't need a mortgage. I have savings and should be able to buy a place outright if my research about what flats cost in Bronowice/Krowodrza is correct.

Good to hear I will be ok, but I was surprised about your post. I thought the average salary in Poland is 3.5k per month, however obviously that's Poland as a whole so would be interested to know what it currently is in Krakow.
mcrpolak   
10 Nov 2015
Work / A predictable "Is my salary high enough post" - Krakow 13,500PLN GROSS Month [30]

I have been offered a job paying between 13,500 (Gross) in Krakow and would expect to eventually negotiate 14,000-15,000.

My question, worse case scenario is 13,500 ok for a single guy in Krakow. I am english, so flights home are reasonably cheap. I've used this calculator to work out the net which is about 9.500 per month (calculla/salary_in_poland)

A little about my situation:

* I will be renting a small flat initially preferable Bronowice or somewhere similar, and then will buy a flat outright once I find the right area. So in reality after 6-12 months i'd have no mortgage of rent to pay

* I would like to run a small car as I'll be making weekend trips to Silesia
* I don't drink much
mcrpolak   
28 Oct 2015
Polonia / BRAZILIAN POLISH PEOPLE [21]

God knows how. Polish father, it turned out.

I love this story!!
mcrpolak   
28 Oct 2015
Love / Do Polish girls like to marry a man from Lebanon ??? [39]

It isn't a market where you chose your nationality. Oh let me see I'm Ukrainian and I fancy marrying a Welsh girl, now get me one.

Do you even know any Polish girls? If not then stop, look in the mirror and ask yourself this question:

"Why do I ask such stupid transparent questions in a public forum?"
mcrpolak   
26 Oct 2015
UK, Ireland / Sugar tax in the UK. Polish friends addicted? [55]

Most of the Poles I know cook from scratch with pretty wholesome food. I would say there is a reliance on greasy things which is bad for a different reason but Poland never struck me as a place where people have high sugar diets (although I am from the UK and so see the extreme)
mcrpolak   
26 Oct 2015
Life / UK garage, do you get it in poland? [18]

UK Garage is not something the UK should be looking to export, the rest of the World should be spared from having to listen to it.
mcrpolak   
26 Oct 2015
News / Poland Parliamentary elections 2015 [1060]

Well the markets seem untroubled by the PIS majority this morning, I guess the fact a majority was achieved has calmed some investors.
mcrpolak   
26 Oct 2015
Language / I NEED TO LEARN POLISH QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY! [45]

No chance of learning quickly.

I studied at University of Manchester in a class of 12 people and not one was 'fluent' within 3 years.

It's a tough language but rewarding, I'd suggest a tutor and the books Hurra Po Polsku, Basic Polish & Intermediate Polish and 301 Polish Verbs
mcrpolak   
26 Oct 2015
News / Poland Parliamentary elections 2015 [1060]

I personally pulled all my convertible cash assets out of Poland simply on the prospect of a PIS coalition
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Cheers Doug, I missed the boat a bit and didn't do it quick enough (late last week) by which time the Zloty had depreciated, but I pulled it out on the basis that PIS would be 10% ahead of PO but wouldn't form a majority. Now I see the exit poll I am glad I did. Tomorrow the markets will be a bit spooked I am sure.
mcrpolak   
26 Oct 2015
News / Poland Parliamentary elections 2015 [1060]

I personally pulled all my convertible cash assets out of Poland simply on the prospect of a PIS coalition. The fact they have an outright majority will spook investors and tomorrow i'd imagine the markets will take a bit of a kicking.
mcrpolak   
13 Sep 2015
Real Estate / New Build and Old Flat in Katowice, Poland [6]

Thank you so much, Delph that is definitely my impression to date. Been to look at a few flats which seemed high in price in my view (albeit rather limited view). It's amazing that you can have a great modern apartment with one round the corner, half the size and crumbling commanding the same price.
mcrpolak   
11 Sep 2015
Real Estate / New Build and Old Flat in Katowice, Poland [6]

Hi all,

Our property search continues in Katowice. We are relative novices in Polish Property. I therefore have another question (or two questions)

1) With new build properties what's the norm with list price. In the UK it's common to get a pretty decent discount on the list price of a new build often around 10-15%. Is this the case in Poland or is it pretty much pay what you see.

2) Same with older houses. Obviously here it is more varied and depends on the sellers motive but are all sellers expecting to be bargained down? Obviously I will try to haggle on any property I find but it helps to know the mindset of the other party.

Thanks in advance for your help.
mcrpolak   
11 Sep 2015
Language / Information on Polish textbook Hurra Po Polsku [33]

it's tough to use without a teacher. Believe me.

I am now on book three but it's taken years of pain and a dedicated mrs. to help for me to get there
mcrpolak   
11 Sep 2015
UK, Ireland / Polish Beer In The UK [98]

Merged: Anyone know where you can buy Ciechan Miodowe and Lwowski beers in Manchester?

Love this stuff.

Any other recommendations also welcome
mcrpolak   
7 Sep 2015
Real Estate / Pitfalls of buying a Polish Flat built in 1950's [20]

Buggsy, thanks for such pragmatic advice.

In the end mate it didn't work out, we've been to see it this week and it didn't look anything like the pictures suggested.

Was a bit worn and a bit of a wierd situation, the buyer wants to stay in the flat until early next year. Onwards and upwards.

I do appreciate the advice, it will stand me in good stead for the future search.