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Old 05-24-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Moving to Playa!!!!

Hello everyone, my name is Cruz. I am moving to Playa within the next two weeks. I am looking forward to meeting everyone. I am looking for help. I am looking for lodging options.

Is it best to rent or buy? Where is the best place to live? Any information would help.

Mucho gracias
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Old 05-24-2009   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Cruz,

You're moving here in difficult times: global downturn, swine flu aftermath, and their effects.

Are you retiring here or setting up a business?

You could rent for 6 months and see what the property market is up to.
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Old 05-24-2009   #3 (permalink)
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Way too young to retire!

We will call it semi-retire. Is the property amrket affected very much down there. I am not sure what the prices are. Any help or info would be appreciated.
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I suggest you get in touch with Michele for the professional view on property prices by sending her a PM (private message). She's a long time forum member. Do a search for her, then click on her name to see a drop down menu for PMs etc

By the way, while she sells them, our profession is filling them. We're interior decorators, furniture makers, sofas, roller shades, curtains etc, etc.
So if you need anything please get in touch.

Have fun on the forum, there's lots of info here, and good luck with the move.

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Old 05-24-2009   #5 (permalink)
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I personally love going against the grain, buying when everyone else is selling or selling when everyone else is buying. In the long run you come out way ahead with this approach - but it's not easy, takes nads.

I personally think you're timing a move to Playa very well. While I don't know the details like so many of the experts do here, with all the publicized issues such as pig flu, crime, and general poor economy (not reality, but perception), seems to me you should be getting in at a low in general. Would assume you will have lots of options for accomidations, etc., however employment might be a problem but it sounds like that's not an issue to you.

Good luck!!
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Old 05-24-2009   #6 (permalink)
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Interiors?

Do you have links to interiors you have done. What is the usual budget for such a service? I am looking for a 3-4 bedroom place.

I will try and reach Michele

Thanks!

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Old 05-24-2009   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you BillyCrash!

Yes, love the ocean and definitely looking forwrad to the move. And no employment is not the problem. I have a slight language barrier. My spanish is horrible but this is something I always wanted to do. So now I am taking the plunge.

I hope the market is wokring in my advantage.

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Cruz, como es posible que no habla en Espanol quando su nombre es Cruz?? No comprendo esto. Vamos a practicar nuestro Espanol, chamo!
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Old 05-24-2009   #9 (permalink)
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Blame my dad

His name. I speak some but my spanish is horrible. I am working to improve as quickly as possible. With books, rosetta stone and audio books.

That would be another thing I would like to find and have no idea where to look in Playa. A bilingual interpreter or assistant.
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Old 05-24-2009   #10 (permalink)
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By the way

My first name is Damian but everyone just calls me Cruz.

Nice to meet you!

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Cruz, como es posible que no habla en Espanol quando su nombre es Cruz?? No comprendo esto. Vamos a practicar nuestro Espanol, chamo!
Mi espanol es mierda, but if you're saying what I think you're saying, I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 05-24-2009   #12 (permalink)
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Exactly

Muchos Gracias (definitely got that one)

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Old 05-24-2009   #13 (permalink)
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Creo que hay muchas personas en Playa que puede pagar para servicios linquistas. Y si quisiera habla poquito en Rusia, yo puedo ayudar!
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Cruz, como es posible que no habla en Espanol quando su nombre es Cruz?? No comprendo esto. Vamos a practicar nuestro Espanol, chamo!
hey, Im a 55+ year old 100% mexican, born and raised in minnesota. I can understand alot spanish (if they speak slow) but only speak minimal or less spanish. yes it is embarrassing but my father(who was from texas & spoke with a stong accent)only allowed english in the house....it was the 1950s. I sometimes call myself a 'taco bell' mexican.
NOW...my husband who was also born in minnesota of swedish heritagedoesn't speak a word of swed........I never hear anyone question 'why not?'!!!
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Watevr, I have the utmost respect for all immigrants who come into this country and try to be a part of our society and fit into our culture. They can keep their ethnic heritage, but need to try to be a part of our American melting-pot culture. Sounds like your family is a great example of this.

What I don't tolerate is immigrants who come here and try to re-create their own culture here in the states (that's called multi-culteralism), and don't even try to fit in or learn our language.

I've lived in three countries other than the States, one as a kid, and two as an adult. In the latter two, I tried my best to fit in with the local culture and learn their language and customs, all the while keeping my ehtnic heritage (American).

Cheers to you!!
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