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  • Location Wiesbaden
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  1. Deregistration should be done when you leave Germany.  This is what you must do to be in accordance with the law.   Your employment status is a private matter between you and your company and the Meldebehörden don't care about this.
  2. FRITZ!Box DSL modem and router problems

      No.   Assuming that we are not talking about very long lengths (which shouldn't be an issue in a house), and you have a half decent cable, then it should be OK.
  3. What made you laugh today?

  4. Coronavirus

      So did we.   But I hate to tell you that it doesn't always work!  Doctors have to "guess" what version of the virus they expect that year and might get it wrong, and often viruses mutate and if they do this enough then the jab is anyway not effective.  Plus, if you travel a lot this not only exposes you to more but the virus can be different in different countries/areas.   But I still figure better to take the jab, at least then you have a chance of avoiding it.   Our company used to offer it for free for employees, until they started cost-cutting!
  5. Just report them to immobilienscout24  / ebay as fake scams and they will shut them down.   https://blog.immobilienscout24.de/vorsicht-betrug-so-erkennen-sie-gefaelschte-immobilieninserate/
  6. US Citizens travelling to the EU starting 2021

        Not just US citizens, but those from:   Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Bahamas Barbados Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Brunei Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica Dominica El Salvador Georgia Grenada Guatemala Honduras Hong Kong S.A.R Israel Japan Kiribati Macao S.A.R Malaysia Marshall Islands Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Montenegro Nauru New Zealand Nicaragua North Macedonia Palau Panama Paraguay Peru   Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa Serbia Seychelles Singapore Solomon Islands South Korea Taiwan  Timor Leste Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu Ukraine United Arab Emirates United States of America Uruguay Vanuatu Venezuela   With maybe UK to be added to the list (depending on negotiations)  
  7. Equity Release Scheme

    I happened to come across an interesting offer a few months ago.  Somebody was selling their home for a discounted rate but would remain as tenants and pay rent.   I don't know if they managed to do this, but if I was an investor then it seemed like a good deal to me. So it seems that there are people for offer this independently, although it was done via an Immobilien agency.  So you could look into this.
  8. Germany the most innovative nation?

    I don't read much into it.  Change the criteria and you have a different winner.   In one of those studies done which "proves" something, but in reality says nothing.
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    Sorry @Wulfrun, but you are wrong with the passport.  Here is the updated one.    
  10. Climate change

      No it is not as good as face-to-face.  But surely better than spending xx days on a boat with limited facilities and makes an even greater point.      
  11. Are you aware of BORIS?   No, not that one, this one: https://hvbg.hessen.de/immobilienwerte/boris-hessen   It is the "land reference value information system " for Hessen.  In also lins to the GEO portal page which has a BORIS overlay, here: http://www.geoportal.hessen.de/portal/karten.html?WMC=39     This shows a map of Hessen and when you zoom in (or search for an address) you can see the land value for that area.  Which depends on its designated use type.     This is the official value of the land according to the state.  This is NOT the Commerical value of the land!  But, I believe that if you are "forced" to sell the land that this is price which the local authority would offer you.  And it is also the value which you should use in some cases (such as Bauueberhangrente).    
  12. Climate change

    Actually the best thing would be to stay and home and use Skype!
  13. Brexit: The fallout

      Yes, but what other pointless statements are they going to post:     When the UK leaves the EU, Wales will still remain part of the United Kingdom. When the UK leaves the EU, vehicles will still continue to drive on the left side of the road. When the UK leaves the EU, the average IQ of the Brexit voter will remain below 80.    
  14. Taking wife's surname after surrendering nationality

    You can change your name easily when you get married.  So you should have done it then!   There are methods for changing your name when you are nationalised as German, but there are rules and you can't just choose what you want. https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_bgbeg/englisch_bgbeg.html    
  15. According to:   https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/22/germany_windows_7_support_bill/     German authorities are waking up to a Windows 7 headache, with approximately €800,000 required in order to keep the elderly software supported a little longer. First reported by German publication Handelsblatt, at least 33,000 PCs were still running the venerable operating system, which has come to the end of free security updates. ... Extended Security Updates (ESU) available either to volume licensees or via Cloud Service Providers will ensure the lights stay on for up to three years for an increasing fee (one CSP spoken to by The Register reckoned prices would start at around the £42/device mark depending on the deal struck).