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nickknock replied to the thread Purchasing a Flat on the Poland forum:
rsbukowski initially posted:
Hello everyone, I was curious if any expats have experiencing purchasing a home. My wife is Polish and we live in the USA. After another year of saving we are hoping to purchase a flat in Rzeszow to live/work permanently. We have already inquired a bit with Polish banks and they will not lend money unless one individual is earning PLN and paying Polish taxes. From my understanding its a new law that went into affect 2014. Alior Bank officially gave us a mock up of 4.4% + LIBOR then another 2.2% until the building is finished on top of many fees and a 2.5% commission. I don't believe this included insurance for the property or ourselves. Its a lot more then we anticipated but they are the only bank willing to entertain the idea of lending to nonPolish residents We spoke with a BNP Paribas and an agent in Rzeszow said it might be possible. He has not responded to our email. Citibank and Deutsche Bank give the impression that they will offer you a loan but I don't believe the front line phone agents are familiar with this. My wife read on another forum that a nonPolish resident did get approved for a Deutsche Bank loan. The reps we spoke with said this was not possible. Does anyone have any success stories to share? thank you Robert
nickknock replied most recently with:
Also not, a lot of banks like Citibank, are aimed toward the wealthy and rich expats. They tend to charge way to much, and are not great for normal people. I do not know your situation.
nickknock replied most recently with:
Good luck, Polish banks are not foreigner friendly, in fact they are not even local friendly. This even after they have greatly improved. You think they would with every other business being a bank. The most friendly foreigner friendly banks currently (they change) Alior (great exchange rates), and M-Bank. Its far better to get a USA loan if you can stretch it. Be careful when hunting. Real estate agents are like street walkers and their brokers like pimps. It still needs a lot of reform (and it is better then it was). Pay no commissions! If you buy a flat, do your homework, and talk to the building rep and admin people.
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nickknock replied to the thread Expat around Tricity on the Poland forum:
Andydomelow initially posted:
Hello All We are moving to Poland in September when our house is finished and would like to know if there are any English speaking groups or expat groups in the Tricity area. I am English and my Partner/future wife is Polish and we will be living about 20km outside of the Tricity area. Thanks Andy
nickknock replied most recently with:
I and my family live in Gdansk. I am American/Lith. I don't know of any groups. There are a lot of English speakers around Gdansk, due to tourism. Gdynia's tech crowd is growing large, and the English crowd is growing.
Andydomelow replied most recently with:
Hi Adele I see you are based in the North of England from your other posts whereabouts are you? Andy
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Andydomelow replied to the thread Are you moving from UK to Poland? on the Poland forum:
MarkTV initially posted:
I am researching for a TV documentary on people who are moving from the UK to other countries to work or study or to experience a different way of life. We are looking to film a pilot where we would interview people who are preparing to move, making plans and doing research, or even just dreaming about what life abroad would be like. If you are based in the north of England and thinking about moving to Poland and would be interested in being interviewed for our film please get in touch. And if you have any questions for me, please post them below. Cheers
Andydomelow replied most recently with:
Hi We are moving to Poland in the summer. We are currently living on the Wirral and we would be happy to talk to you. My email is espirion.medic@gmail.com Regards Andy
adelej replied most recently with:
Hi currently live in the north of England and are hoping to move to Poland in the summer of 2016. We are in the process off building a straw bale house and intend to live off grid. I am interested in your documentary. Kind regards Adele
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Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Find out about where expats live, how important it is to learn Polish, and even where some of the best places are to enjoy a beer in Poland. Information on Warsaw, Krakow, Tricity and other areas are also covered in this introduction to expat life in Poland. (Continue)
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
The article is "somewhat informative" although people need to speak ENGLISH or GERMAN, or they will be left BEHIND in this world! It is obvious now in Euroepe. The educated Greeks made the mistake of only learning Greek, now they can't get a good job ! The same with Polish, or Romanian or Lithuanian. My wife belittles me as I only speak English, her first language is Russian and her English is good.
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4SaleUSA replied to the thread NFL games online or anywhere on TV in Poland? on the Poland forum:
jgads initially posted:
Hello all, A very American question here, but I'm currently in Warsaw and wondering if anyone might know of a way to get or find NFL games either online or on TV somewhere whilst staying here? I know in the States there are various ways to get the futbol/soccer matches from abroad, and wondering if the same might be here with our American football. Cheers.
4SaleUSA replied most recently with:
The games will be shown on NBC, FOX, CBS and ESPN in the US. If you or any of your dear ones have a subscription with any of these broadcasters, you’re good to go. Simply run Safer VPN, connect to the US VPN server closest to your current location and login to the broadcaster’s online stream just as if you were in the US. This also works if your area is under blackout – just connect to our US East or US West server and you’ll be able to watch the game!
jgads replied most recently with:
So I just purchased NFL Game Pass for the computer for 14.99 for a week. A shame I appear to be unable to get the application on my more reliable ipad (need a credit card with valid foreign address to activate a foreign iTunes account, which appears the only way to get the app; unavailable via my US iTunes Store) but Redzone later today on my computer, so long as it works ok, will be fantastic.
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Krzysiek replied to the thread RELOCATING TO POLAND on the Poland forum:
TonyJacobs initially posted:
Hi all. Me and my wife (Polish) are on the verge of relocating to Poland. Currently, I am in the process of learning the language as internet research showed me this is an absolute MUST. Originally, I am Russian, however I have migrated from Russia to Cyprus in 1996 and have lived in Cyprus for over 17 years now. I speak all Russian, English AND Greek as if they were my native languages. I was wondering if any of you guys could suggest how to proceed once I am in Poland. I would love to think that I will be a little more proficient in Polish language in the very near future. However, I do not know whether my knowledge of Polish will be sufficiently good to undertake a job involving the language. So, I was hoping to find employment at one of the international (multilingual) companies in Warsaw for the time being. I already started my research about this but its a lengthy process. How possible may this be? Thank you for your time and help beforehand.
Krzysiek replied most recently with:
Hi! :) If some of you will be planning to move to Wroc?aw (Poland) and will need some help with legalization of residence and work than let me know! Due to a project I am helping expats in legal stuff related with their legalization of residence and work in Wroc?aw - totally for free! :) If you are interested write to me: expat.help.wroclaw@gmail.com :)
Miki101 replied most recently with:
Witam ,widz? ?e ka?dy próbuje tu dosta? troch? informacji na temat ?ycia w Polsce wi?c s?dz? ,i? te? ju? jeste?cie w stanie czyta? i pisa? po polsku. Wi?c co dok?adnie Was interesuje.
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Krzysiek posted Help in Wroc?aw for expats on the Poland forum:
Hi! :) If some of you will be planning to move to Wroc?aw (Poland) and will need some help with legalization of residence and work than let me know! Due to a project I am helping expats in legal stuff related with their legalization of residence and work in Wroc?aw - totally for free! :) If you are interested write to me: expat.help.wroclaw@gmail.com :)
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Swissharley replied to the thread Job Offer on the Poland forum:
Swissharley initially posted:
Hi everybody in the Krakow area. My employer is looking for persons who are fluent in German & English, minimum Level C2. If you are interested in a challanging job, please write to me with further details about you. I look forward to hear from you. Regards SwissHarley
Swissharley replied most recently with:
The Job Offer in Krakow is still available. So if you speak and write English and German fluently, please contact me urgently. Thanks
Swissharley replied most recently with:
Hi Joe 1977, give me your email address i can send more info.
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