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Coming ready or not....!

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Well I've just got back to the UK after a brief 3 day visit to Spain. Bought a house sorted kids school. We move early July. Soooo much to do!
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I need to add something here, my in-laws 'retired to Tenerife' 25+ years ago and although they had no problem whatsover with the move, their Spanish lawyer convinced them that it would be safer for him to keep the deeds to their home in England which they were renting out.

When the time came for them to sell the house, they needed the deeds.. The Lawyer wouldn't release them unless he was given 5K (may have ben more but they didn't like to talk about it) embarrassed at being 'taken in' .. How can you take on a lawyer !! In the end they gave it to him to get the deeds so the sale could complete....

And they say there's no such thing as Karma.......
A few years later ~ The lawyer was murdered ...shot dead I think... I guess he must have tried it on with the wrong person!!
This is a buyers market, so you are in an excellent position to control the destiny etc. Look at this article from Reuters - interesting read -->. Banks have over 700,000 properties on their books to shift and are doing so at knockdown prices. Personally, I`d be looking at the banks websites before visiting a single estate agent. Far more deals available.
Do you have any links.... How do you find out about 'distressed properties'? Here, we don't stand a chance as only those 'in the know' with the right connections get to hear about them... Usually the Realtors themselves....
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