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Spain offers residency to anyone buying a home worth more than $200,000...

Anyone want to go?

by Anonymousreply 2911/25/2012

Can government and business people stop screwing everything up? I sure the Spanish would rather suffer through this recession than face the consequences of this action. You know Chinese and Indians will be buying these homes.

by Anonymousreply 111/19/2012

You may have a point, r1. Plus tons of brits and germans, or do they even need residency when they're already in the eurozone?

by Anonymousreply 211/19/2012

Can I get a loan?

by Anonymousreply 311/19/2012

The Spanish government also has the legal right to claim the property of all foreigners anytime it so wishes, so be careful. Only Spanish citizens are protected from a government seizure of assets.

The Spanish government has done this in the past.

by Anonymousreply 411/19/2012

Before I read R4 I was hoping this deal would last until my retirement.

by Anonymousreply 511/19/2012

It sounded interesting until r4.

by Anonymousreply 611/19/2012

Does it include a hot Spanish porn star as houseboy?

by Anonymousreply 711/19/2012

That's it..I'm moving!

by Anonymousreply 811/19/2012

Funny that they are only targeting Chinese and Russian buyers. That pretty well guarantees you they are going to seize the properties when the economy picks up.

by Anonymousreply 911/20/2012

Whay doesn't America do this for anyone buying a home for $100,000? I would LOVE to see it. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 1011/20/2012

"When the economy picks up".

So charming, this delusion.

by Anonymousreply 1111/20/2012

Russians? I don't know...can you trust Russians? I knew one nice one. Asian, tall gorgeous and young. So sweet but most of them seem to be here because they are smart and find a way to use the system. How did they get so smart?

by Anonymousreply 1211/20/2012

[quote]Russians? I don't know...can you trust Russians? I knew one nice one. Asian, tall gorgeous and young.

You're saying you knew one nice, tall, gorgeous, trustworthy, young ...Asian Russian? Say wha....?

by Anonymousreply 1311/20/2012

You can't generally trust Chinese business people, they are all smiles in person, but behind the scenes, they are pure scam artists, having said that, Russians are far, FAR worse.

Doing business with Russians is all the Chinese corruption and dishonesty, plus violence to those who do not continue to do business with the Russians. If you have to choose between the 2, pick the Chinese and just assume they are going to lie, cheat and cut corners, all while smiling at you, BUT, will not kill you if you end the relationship.

by Anonymousreply 1411/20/2012

At least they're not courting the fucking Irish, R14.

by Anonymousreply 1511/20/2012

Trust me, we don't think much of you either R15.

by Anonymousreply 1611/20/2012

I'm saying I thought he was Asian American and then I heard him speaking to his Russian friend who did not know English. The Asian kid was actually Russian who spoke English without an accent. Of course I noticed him, he was extremely attractive.

by Anonymousreply 1711/20/2012

The Irish...that's another story and Americans "Que Horror!"

by Anonymousreply 1811/20/2012

Americans would just turn Spain into one big Country Music blaring Walmart store full of obese shoppers.

by Anonymousreply 1911/20/2012

r4, can you offer more information on what you have said. I am interested in living in Spain. However, I am more attracted to old Spanish property.

by Anonymousreply 2011/20/2012

Americans aren't the only ones that would do that, R19

by Anonymousreply 2111/20/2012

About ten years ago a friend (who was born and raised in Austria) of my mother decided to move to the South Coast of Spain to open a resort hotel. Within two years he was back and what my mother told me it seems he was driven out of there because he wasn't well liked at all. Personally I think he's a big douchebag myself.

by Anonymousreply 2211/20/2012

Citizenship might be attractive. Residency probably not.

by Anonymousreply 2311/20/2012

No other nation listens to Country Music R21.

Country Music is (Republican White) America.

by Anonymousreply 2411/20/2012

They wont seize your property but they always raise and set special taxes for foreigners.

They figure you must be wealthy so foot the bill.

Spain is a wonderful country and the Psnaish boys muy caliente.

by Anonymousreply 2511/20/2012

Well this most certainly guarantees another season of House Hunters International.

by Anonymousreply 2611/25/2012

Canadians listen to country music.

by Anonymousreply 2711/25/2012

Tru' dat, R27. Alberta, anyone?

by Anonymousreply 2811/25/2012

America does have a similar program, R10, but it's more than $200,000. Most countries have programs that grant residency/citizenship if you invest a certain amount of money - it doesn't have to be a house.

by Anonymousreply 2911/25/2012
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