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It sounds like a good plan for you two --even though I don't have a clue-- but I hope it's renewable.  Well, it is, if you are having children...  

You will be close to Helen, Migeru and others.  If I remember some company person in London whom I respect/is not RW, I´ll let you know.

Should I babysit your flat in Paris, while you´re out?  (;

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Sep 28th, 2008 at 10:38:35 AM EST
It's for sale.
If it doesn't sale, it will be for rent. 60 square meters near the Maraîchers station.
Any takers? ;-)

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Sep 28th, 2008 at 11:00:59 AM EST
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If it doesn't SELL.
What an awful typo that was.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Sep 28th, 2008 at 11:02:41 AM EST
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Before selling, or renting, a complete inspection of the property is necessary, including a in-depth analysis of neighborhood, climate, ease of access, ancillary considerations, noise levels, and repairs/upgrades to the flat.  To be complete this study should be taken in the flat during all weather conditions (heat/cooling problems) and during the different seasons (solar heating?).  

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by ATinNM on Sun Sep 28th, 2008 at 12:08:32 PM EST
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No joke.

In 2000 I went from NYC for a one week reconn -- housing, childcare, creche -- restricted to 8k radius of Regent's Park. I lined up the estate agencies and interviews prior, by internet. This venture was NOT subsidized by my employer. I ended up leasing in Swiss Cottage for GBP 1950 per mo, also NOT subsidized by my employer. The remaining expenses are too painful to recall except to say this. If it were not for the NHS and cash economy of transient EU and post-colonial labor (cleaning and sitting), I wouldn't have stayed as long as I did. Commercial childcare sucked worse than what was available in NYC where employer subsidies and "pre-tax" shelters were virtually non-existent. For godssakes, private pediatric consultation was quoted at GBP 200.

I'd given anything --almost-- for a dying auntie in a council flat.

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by Cat on Sun Sep 28th, 2008 at 12:56:57 PM EST
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