“A room with a view…and you….dah dah dahdahdahdah dah!” Isn’t that top of the list of priorities? Mrs J and I are on the move again because of the Count’s (spelling optional) plan to erect three 500-ft. wind-turbines in the field next-door – as I reported some time back. So we have to give up our ‘Hansel and Gretel’ lookalike with its idyllic half-acre and go – but where?
Well! Not too far away because the local progeny quite like us around but far enough to escape the windmill problems – ‘ours’ is only one of eleven such sites to be blighted on our little island! So at present we are thinking ‘town’ and ‘water’ which leads us naturally to villas (as they are known hereabouts) built maybe 90 years ago in the choice areas of what were then new towns next to the ‘sounds’ between islands.
Luckily Danish house prices are about half the equivalent British values and building codes here are relatively strict, with insulation, double-glazing, district heating and reliable plumbing as standard in towns. With the market here as flat as elsewhere in Europe, the choice is very wide and the opportunities for bargains very real. We tried out an offer the other day and were ‘accepted’ at 35% off the valuation! (Of course we ask ourselves whether we can ever sell here – but the signs are positive!)
So today it’s off again to listen to all that agentspeak and nose aound other people’s places. Let’s hope not for too long; it can get a bit wearing when you really don’t want to go.