GoBike

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  1. You could try as students seem to be accepted when they start employment.   Plan 2: Is it possible for you to live in another EU country for a period be covered by that country's health insurance and then return.    Just a theory perhaps experts can advise.   
  2. Car air con specialist?

    Don't waste your money. Highly illegal to sell R134a in non refillable containers. Yes its being sold in parts of the EU. However People have been fined heavily with the some country's  demanding to see who the gas was sent to by the seller. In addition the person is charged with the cost of disposal.  https://www.coolingpost.com/world-news/german-ebay-awash-with-illegal-r134a/ https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/alerts/?event=viewProduct&reference=A12/0451/19&lng=en   Cars are now being filled with propane. Despite cars, fridges, and whole tower blocks bursting into flames this is considered a reduction in greenhouse gasses.  
  3.   There is more skill and risk putting up a sat dish If he asked 2000 he would have a sale. 5000 he is just waving it around all day still be waving it around in two years. You spend 15 grand at an auction no maker fees. Although looking though Google there is quite a few trying to charge a fee for finding the public on line listings. 
  4. @GoBike... If the Makler took 10% of the value, he would only make a grand!!   Not a very good business plan out in the east, hence the big courtage price.    Fair enough but  when you sell a 600,000 property you still pay the same percentage. I would be happy with a flat 5 grand. When he re-sells the buyer will also have to add the 5 grand again.     Its a mid terrace with two empty places next door. What type of neighbours could you end up with?  You may be required to bring the energy level up to a minimum standard by law as well?  But as you correctly point out you have to be in it to win it. Germans are beginning to wake up, but position is king.   
  5. Property Auctions - The in and outs  has a lot of good info on the site 10,000 is way to much.    A site https://www.dga-ag.de/ has examples of prices paid
  6. The local court publishes notices of homes for sale at auctions due to bankruptcy. they are sold with no commission for the real estate agent. I would check its not on the list there has also been a change in who will pay the real estate agent just recently. 5000 Euros sounds a lot when the average is 3-5% and quite a few houses are in the 40-50K range.   Walk away or buy some Nike's. .   
  7. TV/Radio licence is mandatory right?

    Yes, thanks I understand that we have had a letter before at the same address. I also found you can enter it all on line. It was the part that translated in Google and other sources as "room mate" I found interesting especially as they should have the details.
  8. TV/Radio licence is mandatory right?

    Interesting we revived a letter from rundfunkbeitrag requesting if my wife had a TV licence, She has a different surname. On the website which I entered the details it asked to confirm     Die Wohnung ist bereits von einer Mitbewohnerin oder einem Mitbewohner zum Rundfunkbeitrag angemeldet.?   Why are they asking for your roommate rather than fellow occupant are they planning to introduce a fee unless your sleeping together in the same room. Maybe its just a translation problem. It will not affect us but cannot believe they are planning another tax grab, with students over 18 next,  for the TV which we don't have. Its a  Haus as well not a block of apartments. (enter expletive)   
  9. From online.  " Just to let you know, we received our CDP this week for our overland trip starting in September in Cape Town, and needed to pay €200,– instead of €600,– as mentioned (plus €3,50,– for registered mail inside Europe)." Only €200. 
  10. Will You will need your Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD) to tow your UK trailer again with LB plates. No one seemed to take much notice anyway. Collin Chapman made good use of it. F1 teams are going to be a bit cheesed off with the deposits never mind the smaller teams who will not have the backing of a major company like DHL to handle all the paperwork. What is the new UK duty free limit same as current international flights. Be fun when they realise they voted for one bottle of wine and 200 cigarettes, never mind the WTO 32% import duty instead of the current 10 cents on cheap wine. My old mate will be happy with his van that was a tobacco pouch shorter on the inside than the outside. Until the day they measured it he did OK. Lucky he still had enough after the fine to build a posh nursing home.     Tim Martin will be happy mind you on his wines the duty might be less. 
  11. Relotius Case: Fraudulent Reporting in Spiegel

    He was an entertainer a very good one, with a job to sell clicks will the advertisers get a refund? His story's where no more lacking in facts than any other newspapers and perhaps he used Google rather than some ex stripper well past her prime. Which one is telling the truth. I agree with the stripper by the way based on my political opinion. Is that correct? In Australia we had a MP meet a girl on sugar daddies. Again any truth he is a total T? Yea sure 100% true mate.    He can work perhaps for the Daily Express in the UK who write so much rubbish its as if they are taking the Micky being polite. Even my local rag ran a story last week of a car crash that destroyed a BMW that had hit a road sign.  Failing to mention it was maybe the tree behind the small white post that did most of the damage. As Adrian Lincoln said on his death bed if you want the truth read Wikipedia. 
  12. Wiring up lights in a German apartment

    Except people may be dumb enough to grab the outside with power on but not many stick their finger in the hole. Huge difference also on fused led power supply's. 
  13. A permanent solution to prevent pregnancy - Berlin

    To reverse mine I would need a brain transplant first. Only time I have had regrets is in relationships where a month later realised it had saved me. 
  14. Wiring up lights in a German apartment

    That is a mess Black in older places would normally be the active with Green yellow or red the earth. It looks like they only had Green yellow tape when they extended the wire? scrape of the white paint and see what colour it is? Power off first also the earth wire is missing. Are you renting this place? The brown could be the active with blue neutral again you need to test. 
  15. Wiring up lights in a German apartment

    That's quite normal to have power plugs and lights on a different circuit. Good advise Turn off and check every time. 
  16. You Tube has quite a few videos showing German products and application. I'm sure you will adapt in no time. They are all in German so might be useful for learning trade terms. They seem to like doing things the hard way.    Have a look on Google maps for trades people and you can quite clearly see the borders and lack of self employed in Germany due to the paperwork requirements covered elsewhere. At least you now have joined the health insurance train, one of the big downfalls for self employed expats.    An online site MyHammer: Handwerker finden bei Deutschlands Handwerkerportal has job offers. I had one reply when looking for a plasterer builder? My roof I fixed myself after no one got back to me. The demand is out there.