How can an American buy a CHEAP house in 3rd World?

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  1. Yobarnacle
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    Mature married couple. Wife complained about husbands flatulance for years. Warned him one day he'd blow his guts out his rear.
    A hunter friend gave the couple of ducks. Cleaning the ducks, wife decided to trick her husband. She put a handfull of duck intestines in back of his shorts while he was taking afternoon siesta.
    When he woke up, he stumbled into kitchen.
    Wife asked "Are you okay, dear? You don't look well!"
    He replied.
    "For years you warned me I'd blow out my insides, and it HAPPENED! But with the grace of God and these two fingers...
     
  2. hoytedow
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    See the guts
    In a ship the Generals of three nations were traveling with their soldiers. They started the topic that whose soldier had more of guts.

    The American general called for one of his men and told him to jump down the ship and take a round swimming around the moving ship. The soldier did as he was commanded and the general boasted of by saying "See the guts !".

    Now the German general called out for one of his men and asked him to take two similar rounds.the soldier did as he was told.when he came back from the water the German said "See the guts ".

    Now the Indian General called out for his most courageous man and asked him to take five similar rounds.

    The soldier promptly replied, "Am I your dad's servant?".

    At this the general proudly said "See the guts".
     
  3. Submarine Tom

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    Just about pissed myself on that one!

    Women don't have a mute button? Hm, must just be my auto-mute that turns her off then.

    -Tom
     
  4. Silver Raven
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    G'day 'Hoyt' (privately - Thanks - 2 were our kids - 2 were next-door neighbours & 2 were friends I've known for over 50 years - - Darn - but I'm sure they will enjoy their 'sailing' adventures) A BIG thanks again. that's now done & dusted & a Closed subject !! !!

    Now about - choices - may I please have one that's 'beautifull on the inside - like 24/7/52. Thanks for that - I'll leave that to your 'far greater than I' abilities to organise, however only on a non-return basis - for the right one - of course. Thanks again - trust I can get to do the 'pick-up' at the airport here in Cairns within a month or 2.

    'Fros-thia-bite' - thanks for that. 800K TB is about $25K AUD - that's a hell of a lot of money - for 1 72yo bloke - do you get it back when you leave or does it go into someones pocket?

    Beer is aprox $3.00 AUD a pint (not to bad - but not so cheap & I don't drink beer). What's a double vodka with a can of coke cost, or a bottle of good vodka/pr/btl? Just gota have my 'sundowners' every night, he he but true.

    A unit on shore @ $215.00 AUD is a bit more than I'd thought. Anything less that is livable? Like around $150.00 AUD/mo

    5000 TB/yr = $155.00 AUD/yr - that's bloody cheap (leaving more $'s for 'sundowners' & some 'eye-candy' for companionship). WOW - that's my kind of crusin' - for sure.

    Sailing - up-there - is on next years 'to-do list' for sure. Haven't sold our '3rd world' property here in OZ yet but soon I hope. Dropped the price $300K to get it sold.

    Wish me 'rots-o-ruck' - I'll need it - for sure. Caio, & thanks. Owe you 'sundowners' - many of for quite some time. james
     
  5. Frosty

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    Silver

    Yes you can do it cheaper, and yes of course you get your money back its for you to spend in your account.
     
  6. Yobarnacle
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    For general living cost info:
    We just bought weeks groceries here in mexico. Total spent 1500 pesos at 14 pesos=1 dollar US.
    included following. all meals for two persons:
    Meats. 2 meals of beef steak, 2 meals of ground beef, 3 meals of sausage, 3 meals of chicken, 3 meals of fish, bacon, and various lunch meats for sandwiches.

    fresh vegetables=red n white cabbages, tomatos, potatos, yams, soy sprouts, carrots, 3 kinds onions, peppers various, celery, cilantro, egg plant, squash, tomatillos, corn on cob, lettuce, raddishes, broccolli, asparagas, avocados, and cauliflower,

    fruits=lemons,limes,oranges,greatfruit,apples.pears,grapes,strawberries,papaya, and cataloupes.

    4 liters milk, 4 liters juice, 5 liters coca cola, 70 liters drinking/cooking water, 1 lb butter, 1 kilo cheeze, 3 dozen eggs, 3 kilos flour, 1 kilo corn meal, 2 loaves sliced multigrain bread, 12 small loaves french bread (baquettes).
    tortillas we buy fresh daily or wife makes from scratch.

    cleaning laundry supplies, tooth paste, garbage bags, ziplock bags for leftovers, ect

    all for about $110 US
     
  7. Silver Raven
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    G'day 'Your-barnacles' Thanks for that. That's just what I was trying to get 'the frosty-1' to come up with.

    I see by your posts - that Mexico is similar to when we used to run away from the snow in Canada - just the other day ago - 1951 to 58. Grand place, for sure. It'll take me a day or 2 to get there - from way down-here, but I'll put it on my first - to-do list. Thanks for all the great post & for this info. Ciao cobber & you & yours have a fab 2012. james
     
  8. valvebounce
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    Transition

    Yobarnacle,
    Thanks for all your info,it certainly seems a possibility,I do believe that I can claim my GB Pension wherever I live.I dont think I can make it happen overnight,it would take a little time and arranging,but you have given me food for thought which I appreciate a lot.
    Maybe a holiday with those things in mind might be a good idea.Those coastlines and the fact that the US is a close haven certainly appeals.
    As old Frosty says I would be naive to think I could have a love affair with a"Senorita"she would obviously be on the payroll,but man,what a way to go,Haha.Tequila sun sand and sex,might even have time for some sea fishing.
     
  9. Yobarnacle
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    I have my "Official" us adress for passport, masters license, drivers license, ect. My SS and AMO pensions direct deposited my US bank.
    Maintaining your GB adress might be wise. Don't immigrate, just "visit" other places, kinda long term. :D
     
  10. valvebounce
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    I can see you have it sussed,letting go of safe roots is not a good idea.
    I have relations through marriage who live in Coffeyville in Kansas,I think they have dual citizenship [Uk and Usa]they flit from the uk to the Us on a regular basis. They buy antiques here in the uk and ship them to Coffeyville for resale.
     
  11. Yobarnacle
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    Well, valvebounce,
    I discussed with my wife. If you wanted to meet a nice young mexican lady from a fine aristocratic family, we might arrange you to meet one of our nieces. La senorita Fernanda is 22 and presently a university student. Father is a lawyer and owns 2 ranches. Both grandfathers are rich ranchers. One is my father-n- law, and owns 5 ranches. Fernanda is intelligent, drop dead gorgeous figure and face.
    She's spoiled and self centered like all little rich girls, but great personality and caring.

    She has asked me many times to introduce her to an extranjero, (foreigner), a mature man, that will treat her like a goddess.
    The whole family thinks I treat my wife like a goddess and Fernanda thinks she wants someone like Tio Dave.
    A presentation might be arranged if you were interested.
     
  12. Yobarnacle
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    chickens are nasty critters but very philosophical.

    What came first, chicken or egg? Chicken is reality, egg only potential.
    Reality takes precedence. A bird in the hand is worth....

    Difference between involved and committed. a chicken is involved in a ham and eggs breakfast. The pig is committed.

    See my point? Very deep those chickens
     
  13. Yobarnacle
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    AUD and USD value are within a few cents each other.
    The townhouses we own are all occupied, but I believe we charge fairly for our locale. In other words, similar housing would be similar rent.
    We have off street private parking. We are behind tall locked gates and high walls surround entire complex.

    we rent 2 storys concrete townhouse with 2 bedrooms and full bath up, kitchen, dining, living room, and half bath down for 2500 pesos a month, or about $180 +/- depending on rate of exchange which varies daily. Water and electricity not included. Water(not for ingestion) about $30 a month and electricity for us (we use a lot-all electric kitchen) about $300 every 2 months (billed bi-monthly) We have electric heat and airconditioning both floors.
    Buying bottled water for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, washing face, coffee, tea, and coffee pot hot water rinse of plates and utensils immediately before use, we use about 70 liters a week. 10 liter bottle costs 18 pesos, or $1.28
    Hope 2012 is a great year for you too Silver
     
  14. hoytedow
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    That was eggscruciating!
     

  15. hoytedow
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    In a convenience store here 1 litre of water can cost that much, but at least the chocolate is good. How do you like the Mexican chocolate with the cinnamon in it?
     
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