This Dear Leader (亲爱的领袖) will not last for ever. Then there will be a lot of opportunities to become rich for astute investors.
Look at this
- Close to China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia etc
- Unspoiled areas for tourism and residential development -as it was 60 years ago (compare to other countries in the region)
- Eager and inexpensive labor force
wpj.com will follow the developments – we reckon there will be no war, the Dear Leader will behave as he should.
update: No problems so far. The Excellent Leader 优秀的领导者 has done nothing untoward. He is just bluffing (他只是唬人)
It is not a problem. What is a meager 10 billion dollars debt? Nothing. The tycoons from China are buying out properties in Cyprus. The reason?
We all want to take our money somewhere where it is safe and we want to live free (only my opinion, 10% tax on deposits is a small price pay for the freedom)
Update: there is now, it seems, the price to pay – 25 percent of your money deposited in the Cyprus Bank. Good luck. You should have kept your money under the mattress, preferably in gold coins.
Update: No, it is not 25 percent – it is 40 percent
Update: No, it is not 40 percent – it is probably 60 percent, thanks.
I thought it would have been a good idea to invest in some real estate in India. It is the second fastest growing economy, the largest world democracy etc.
However, the recent news about the social problems have caused me thinking about it again. It seems that we have an ongoing issue with the traditional way the males there treat the women.
Here is one recent example:
Swiss tourist raped by eight men in India
EIGHT men have raped a 39-year-old Swiss tourist and assaulted her husband in India. The crime took place at a village in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Saturday.The couple were travelling by bicycle from the temple town of Orchha to Seonda when they stopped to camp near the village.
Eight men attacked them with sticks, beat up and overpowered the husband and raped the woman, according to a police complaint made by the husband.
They stole the couple’s belongings.
I will let you decide if you wish to invest or move into this country.
Update It is now 4 locals (allegedly farmers) who are accused of rape but 6 are accused of theft. The original number of perpetrators has been reduced from 8 to 6.
: it is now 25% safer to travel on bike in India than a few weeks ago
I have come across this fantastic offer at luxury cottage for sale Zermatt.
Price: 22 500 000 CHF
Area 770 m2
“located just minutes away from the centre of Zermatt, occupying a landmark position. Created by the best architects and designers using the highest quality materials, this unique chalet reaches a 5-star standard. The 4.5 metre floor to ceiling windows in the lounge make the most of the stunning views of the village and the mountains, as well as the famous Cervin. The chalet is accessible through a private tunnel. It can sleep up to 10 adults comfortably and offers 5 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and private terraces with views of the village or the mountains, a fully-equipped gym, a wellness area with sauna, steam room and huge Jacuzzi, a library, an office, a home cinema, a wine cellar as well as a 360° living room around the open fireplace. The master bedroom covers an entire floor and benefits from a private bathroom, a dressing room and a Jacuzzi . An internal lift leads to each floor to facilitate the access.” says the selling agent Michaël Zingraf International Tél. +33 4 93 39 77 77
The problem I have is that the property of this size is only available for the residents of Switzerland. See for example How to buy property in Switzerland (or for those who read Russian Недвижимость в Швейцарии: высоко, дорого и практически недоступно).
To gain the residence permit in this top country is a major obstacle for non European citizens (this includes the USA). Tough luck. Invest elsewhere.
你好。” The Crescent Palace.-”新月宫 – 904 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills CA
Price $58 000 000 (美元)
7 Bedrooms, but 11 bathrooms (浴室). Not sure about the garage , but there is parking (停车场) for 10-12 cars. There is central A/C and 4 fireplaces.
The area is described as: “Located in Los Angeles County, this neighborhood in Beverly Hills with a population of 23710, and has shown stable population since 1990 with 4% population growth”. The median age is 33 and the median income around $134 000.
The agent (代理人) Stacy Gottula from Caldwell Banker describes this house as: “A new French chateau-styled estate w/light-filled contemporary interiors. Exquisite design, master craftsmanship and opulent finishes blend seamlessly to create an international masterpiece within the luxurious enclave of BH just steps from the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. Situated on over an acre..Walled and gated w/exceptional entertaining areas, formal living room, formal dining rm, family room w/bar lounge and expansive view onto tree-lined gardens, main kitchen w/large center island, large walk-in glass refrigerator, breakfast area, informal seating area w/fireplace, butler’s pantry, prof. screening room, grand ballroom, 5,000 bottle wine cellar, beautiful grounds w/fountains, loggia and terraces indoor/outdoor pool, spa, elev, Moroccan Rm/Turkish hammam, gym, commercial kit, Swan pond, Garage with parking for 10-12 cars, and so much more.”
I am sorry to say, that once the most sought after properties in Acapulco, Mexico, are not worth much these days. The reason: Holiday paradise? Drugs, violence, rape .
Update: 6 men confess to rapes of Spanish tourists
“THE tourism world turned its eyes on Mexico after six Spanish women were raped by masked gunmen during a holiday in the long-troubled Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. ”
The real estate agency Mason Morse has recently listed this magnificent property. Located in West Aspen on 67.7 acres (27 hectares), comprising alpine forest, water falls, hiking trails and manicured lawns. The number of bedrooms and bathrooms is somewhat unclear, but the agent specified that there are 9 or more bedrooms and 6 or more bathrooms . There are also partial bathrooms and their number is exactly 5. The number of car spaces in the garage is also determined: no more and no less, but exactly 4. The area of the house is 23649 ft² (2197.1 m²).
Other features: Guest/Caretaker Quarters,Indoor Jetted Tub, Outdoor Hot Tub/Spa, Patio/Deck, Security System, Steam Shower (ouch ) and of course lawn sprinklers .
Price: $47 500 000 (US)
For more information:
+1 (970) 379-1270
Martin has presented a most impressive property in Singapore – just look at the bed size (or is it a bed?).
Martin, have you got better photos of the property? How does the kitchen look? Anyway, it is expensive enough to have some surprising qualities.
5,000 sqft (464.51 sqm) , 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms,
land area 10,000 sqft (929.02 sqm)
Price – you will not be disappointed: 14 500 000 SGD = 11 800 000 USD
- Marymount Convent School (0.42 km)
- Raffles Institution (0.69 km)
- Guangyang Primary School (1.04 km)
Nearest MRT Station
- Marymount MRT Station (0.54 km)
- Caldecott MRT Station (0.7 km)
- Braddell MRT Station (0.89 km)
More info at Singapore Condos – Bungalow
物业。Moscow. The city that has never surrendered to foreign powers (with some exceptions – in the last 500 years there were brief periods of occupation by Tatar Khans, Sweden, Poland and France).
In this historic city there is a house you can call your home:
Property for Sale in Khamovniki district, Moscow
As the agency describes: Moscow, Tsentral’nyy administrativnyy okrug (Central Administrative District), Khamovniki, Usacheva Ulitsa, 3
Independent heat supply, Fiber-optic communication, Water purification, Satellite TV, HVAC system
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 330 sqm
The price is 16 500 000 USD.
Further info at My Moscow
or just give Elena a call on:
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элитной жилой (系主任)
“The 2470-hectre sprawling property at Bullsbrook, one-hour north-east of Perth, was put on the market for $68 million in 2010 and was last year advertised for $50 million but was pulled from auction at the last moment.
Believed to be the largest metropolitan property holding in WA and possibly Australia, it comprises a farm, internationally-recognised polo field, two helipads, two swimming pools, a tennis court, its own river and dam, two mansions and three cottages.
It dates back more than a century and was most recently owned for 40 years by Mr Stowe, the reclusive owner of Griffin Coal, which collapsed in January 2010 with debts of almost $1 billion “ ( )
Bargain, bargain. Consider settling in WA. Life is good there.