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(Daily Mail)   Here's a list of Spanish villages that you can buy for less than a fully tricked-out midsize sedan   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 87
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2014-03-09 12:08:00 PM  
Yeah but....they're in Spain.
 
2014-03-09 12:16:32 PM  
Meh, I don't even speak Mexican.
 
2014-03-09 12:39:13 PM  
I see this type of crap on HGTV all the time when Mrs. Fool watches it. English folks buy run down old properties in France/Spain/Portugal planning a massive DIY project. I couldn't imagine buying a vacation property that requires so much work.
 
2014-03-09 01:05:56 PM  

miss diminutive: Yeah but....they're in Spain.


Lots of Spain is awesome.  Galicia, on the other hand, is in the middle of frigging nowhere.
 
2014-03-09 01:24:07 PM  
$75k for a midsize sedan?
 
2014-03-09 01:29:21 PM  
But does it have running water, electricity, heat, central air, sewerage, cable TV or Internet?
Nah, I'll pass on that one.
 
2014-03-09 01:36:08 PM  

Molavian: $75k for a midsize sedan?


Yep, exchange rate fail in the headline.  According to Google, 50,000 pounds is about 83,000 USD today.   That's one hell of a "midsize sedan."
 
2014-03-09 01:36:34 PM  
Go they come with garradors?
 
2014-03-09 01:38:05 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-09 01:40:28 PM  

desertfool: I see this type of crap on HGTV all the time when Mrs. Fool watches it. English folks buy run down old properties in France/Spain/Portugal planning a massive DIY project. I couldn't imagine buying a vacation property that requires so much work.


The thing is, I think some of these people just enjoy the project and the work more than the finished product.  It's like guys who spend more money fixing up an old sports car than they would have spent on a brand-new one.  If you're looking for the gratification of actually using the object in question (living in the house or driving the car), then buying something like that is crazy.  But I really think some people get more enjoyment and relaxation from the process of working on and fixing stuff like that.
 
2014-03-09 01:41:40 PM  
I'd buy two and drive a train back-and-forth between them during the dead of night.
 
2014-03-09 01:42:35 PM  
Something tells me that profiting on the misfortunes of others, snapping up properties that have been in families for generations, all at the hand of those wonderful kind-hearted people known as bankers, would leave me feeling something other that "cool."

I'd go with "worried."

"My name is Inigo Montoya..."
 
2014-03-09 01:43:08 PM  
Jesus, article pics really look like something out of Resident Evil 4.

Anyway, maybe this will end up like a Catalan version of Funny Farm.
 
2014-03-09 01:43:13 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk


/where do I sign up.....
 
2014-03-09 01:44:18 PM  
Saw an episode of the BBC's "Top Gear" where the three came into a large, newly-built bedroom community that was essentially empty!  A new airport was completely deserted and they raced on the runway.  They camped in the town by simply going into a new condo that was unlocked.  No utilities, but better than outdoors!
 
2014-03-09 01:45:56 PM  

miss diminutive: Yeah but....they're in Spain.


What have you got against Spainians?

Marcus Aurelius: Lots of Spain is awesome. Galicia, on the other hand, is in the middle of frigging nowhere.


Galicia's out on the edge of frigging nowhere.  If there's a bright centre of the country, you're in the region that's farthest from it.
 
2014-03-09 01:46:26 PM  
Is Imboca for sale?

/obscure?
 
2014-03-09 01:46:57 PM  
Some casino tribe should snap up these properties at their post-smallpox pricing for ironic lolz.
 
2014-03-09 01:47:45 PM  

indy_kid: Saw an episode of the BBC's "Top Gear" where the three came into a large, newly-built bedroom community that was essentially empty!  A new airport was completely deserted and they raced on the runway.  They camped in the town by simply going into a new condo that was unlocked.  No utilities, but better than outdoors!


Yeah, that was pretty wild.  I knew there'd been a housing bubble in Spain, but didn't realize it was so bad that entire empty suburbs existed.
 
2014-03-09 01:47:50 PM  

hammettman: Something tells me that profiting on the misfortunes of others, snapping up properties that have been in families for generations, all at the hand of those wonderful kind-hearted people known as bankers, would leave me feeling something other that "cool."

I'd go with "worried."

"My name is Inigo Montoya..."


Better to let them rot, right?

Bankers again... Bankers didn't do anything to cause this, Congress, and consumers did. "everyone has the right to a $600,000 home" mentality. Spain has the typical libtard Euro problem. Socialism. Poof.
 
2014-03-09 01:57:05 PM  

miss diminutive: Yeah but....they're in Spain.


Meh, I'm in Mead, WA.  For the price of my home I could buy any one of those properties and still have $300k for renovation.

/oh, and the locals probably have some command of their native language
//that'd be an improvement compared to here
 
2014-03-09 01:58:27 PM  
Non-Spaniards are not able to own land in Spain.  So you purchase these hamlets and you get to own them until Spain wants them back and they take them from you with out even paying you back a fair price for what you paid.
 
2014-03-09 01:58:47 PM  
You are now reading the headline and thread in Jeremy Clarkson's voice.
 
2014-03-09 02:00:52 PM  
I don't know about living in Galicia, but next door in Asturias would be awesome! plenty of mountains, cider and amazing cheese.

que bueno
 
2014-03-09 02:06:14 PM  
Something tells me the people buying these are big fans of  Walden. I gotta admit, that lifestyle seems tempting some days...

/Goddamn rat race
 
2014-03-09 02:08:02 PM  
Does it come with peasants?  Because if you dont have peasants to rule, what would be the point?
 
2014-03-09 02:09:51 PM  

Thunderpipes: hammettman: Something tells me that profiting on the misfortunes of others, snapping up properties that have been in families for generations, all at the hand of those wonderful kind-hearted people known as bankers, would leave me feeling something other that "cool."

I'd go with "worried."

"My name is Inigo Montoya..."

Better to let them rot, right?

Bankers again... Bankers didn't do anything to cause this, Congress, and consumers did. "everyone has the right to a $600,000 home" mentality. Spain has the typical libtard Euro problem. Socialism. Poof.


Chunderwipes... is there nothing you can comment upon without throwing in a libtard?  It gets farking monotonous, honeychile.
 
2014-03-09 02:14:47 PM  
They're cheap because who the hell wants to live around a bunch of Mexicans?
 
2014-03-09 02:15:34 PM  

shtychkn: Non-Spaniards are not able to own land in Spain.  So you purchase these hamlets and you get to own them until Spain wants them back and they take them from you with out even paying you back a fair price for what you paid.


That's ok. My Mom's maiden family name is on the (presumed) list of Jewish families that can request Spanish citizenship. So I'm good, at least until they kick the Jews out again.
 
2014-03-09 02:17:24 PM  
No one leave Imboca. People come, but no one leave


' many jpgs of Raquel Merono go here
 
2014-03-09 02:18:21 PM  
I did a Google Earth flyover of some of the locations mentioned in TFA.
They really are in the middle of nowhere, but it's rugged and beautiful country.
I wonder how the locals would feel about an Americano coming in and building a distillery in one of these remote locations?
Retirement is a ways off for me, but if I start saving now...
 
2014-03-09 02:19:48 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: You are now reading the headline and thread in Jeremy Clarkson's voice.


I have no idea who that is but GIS leads me to believe he sounds like Woody Allen

pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-03-09 02:22:22 PM  
I live in a 102 year old Craftsman style beach bungalow at the beach. If I need something to work on all that is required is to wake up in the morning and look around. I sure as fark do not need to travel to Spain to spend money and time on my home.
Do they even have Home Depots there?
 
2014-03-09 02:22:47 PM  
I thought Pena Villa was where they put you after too many red cards.
 
2014-03-09 02:24:19 PM  
You don't have to go to Spain, you can go to Arizona...Arizona used to be part of Mexico, which used to be part of Spain, so close enough.


http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/michael-light-aerial-photos/#sl id eid-55511
 
2014-03-09 02:26:26 PM  
Sounds awesome to me.  However, how does a "village" sit on 32,000 sq ft of land?   That's a small lot
 
2014-03-09 02:28:22 PM  

Fissile: You don't have to go to Spain, you can go to Arizona...Arizona used to be part of Mexico, which used to be part of Spain, so close enough.


http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/michael-light-aerial-photos/#sl id eid-55511


Yeah, I can get land in the Texas hill country for $800 an acre. And it's much prettier than you think, however the land is useless as far as crops go, but it's fantastic for hunting and camping.
 
2014-03-09 02:30:37 PM  

Rivetman1.0: Do they even have Home Depots there?


El Casa Deposito?

It's like buying property in Florida.  It's not the cost of the property but the insurance, taxes and maintenance that will kill you.
 
2014-03-09 02:34:27 PM  

flamark: Rivetman1.0: Do they even have Home Depots there?

El Casa Deposito?

It's like buying property in Florida.  It's not the cost of the property but the insurance, taxes and maintenance that will kill you.


Real estate scams have been going on for ever.

Oh, how you can get stucco!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JipYBQi-0U
 
2014-03-09 02:39:27 PM  

Porous Horace: I'd buy two and drive a train back-and-forth between them during the dead of night.


Well, God's not around and look what I've found. THIS ONE'S MINE!
 
2014-03-09 02:40:17 PM  

Rivetman1.0: I live in a 102 year old Craftsman style beach bungalow at the beach. If I need something to work on all that is required is to wake up in the morning and look around. I sure as fark do not need to travel to Spain to spend money and time on my home.
Do they even have Home Depots there?


A beach bungalow at the beach?

Sounds peachy!
 
2014-03-09 02:40:58 PM  

CruJones: Sounds awesome to me.  However, how does a "village" sit on 32,000 sq ft of land?   That's a small lot


When I saw the pics, I assumed they were using 'village' and 'villa' interchangeably for some reason.

Unless a person wanted to embark on restoration project, most of those improvements are waaay beyond repair. Better to tear them down and use the stone for landscape and accent work... and it would be cheaper. An alternate solution would be to buy property with no improvements a quarter mile away and not have to worry about teardown logistics and expenses, anyway. And on top of that, as someone has already mentioned, there's the Spanish citizen/land purchase issue anyway. Mexico is the same way.

Those are some beautiful, picturesque locations. I guess it's a tossup on allowing furiners to roll in and gaudy up their abandoned dirt, or deny them access (and lose out on monetary resources being brought into the country) while maintaining the local feel and beauty. We'll see how that plays out 30 years from now.
 
2014-03-09 02:41:16 PM  

ransack.: Rivetman1.0: I live in a 102 year old Craftsman style beach bungalow at the beach. If I need something to work on all that is required is to wake up in the morning and look around. I sure as fark do not need to travel to Spain to spend money and time on my home.
Do they even have Home Depots there?

A beach bungalow at the beach?

Sounds peachy!


Goddamn you auto correct

BEACHY! Sounds beachy!
 
2014-03-09 02:42:48 PM  
Thank you muchly, Fissle, for the Groucho oucho. Love them movies.
 
2014-03-09 02:44:37 PM  
There is so much open land in Europe it's ridiculous.
 
2014-03-09 02:45:36 PM  

miss diminutive: Yeah but....they're in Spain.


I don't see your point . . .
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2014-03-09 02:48:58 PM  
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No good.  I've known too many Spaniards.
 
2014-03-09 02:49:40 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: There is so much open land in Europe it's ridiculous.


It's usually in the middle of nowhere.  The Euros are not as civilized as us Muricans when it comes to driving an Escalade 80 miles one way to buy a Slurpee.
 
2014-03-09 02:52:39 PM  
I'd do it if I didn't need a job.   As I understand it, jobs are hard to come by in Spain.
 
2014-03-09 02:55:17 PM  

cig-mkr: But does it have running water, electricity, heat, central air, sewerage, cable TV or Internet?
Nah, I'll pass on that one.


That's the big question.

I saw a story about people who live in caves overlooking some Spanish city.  The city is trying to get rid of the cave dwellers.  It seems quite idyllic really until they mention that they have no running water or electricity.  Fark that.

I assume they don't have internet either.  They do have gas for cooking, but only out of propane tanks I assume they have to lug up the mountains.

So where do you shiat if you don't even have running water?  The news piece I saw didn't address that, so it is left to my imagination.  It would be one thing if you were the only one near there who had to take a dump, but there were hundreds of people living there.

http://rt.com/news/cave-dwellers-granada-protests-245/

Sorry for the RT link, but hey I'm posting in a thread which links to the Daily Mail so it seems respectable by comparison
 
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