BUILDERS HOW GOOD ARE THEY

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KAYSPAUL
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BUILDERS HOW GOOD ARE THEY

Postby KAYSPAUL » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:08 pm

HI EVERYBODY
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP LAST TIME,BUT I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR YOU.
WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO A COMPANY CALLED CHANIA HOMES,DOSE ANYBODY HAVE ANY INFO ON THEM AS WE LIKE WHAT THEY BUILD AND THE PRICES SEEM GOOD.
NEED AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE.
HOPE YOU CAN HELP US
KIND REGARDS PAUL&KAY :?

paulh
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Postby paulh » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:35 pm

Its going to be difficult to get reliable answers. Take 5 options

Someone knows them and thinks they are ok. They may answer but there again they don't want to feel responsible if you follow that route and it goes wrong. So they say nothing.

Someone has never heard of them. So they say nothing.

Someone thinks they are terrible but doesn't want to get any repercussions. So they say nothing.

Someone has an overall policy of not giving opinions about other businesses. So they say nothing.

If someone is bubbling over with how good this company is then surely the company would give them on a list of satisfied customers so you have that anyway

I mean ask here by all means but don't be suprised if there are very few replies.

Kilkis
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Postby Kilkis » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:40 pm

I don't know anything about them and there are no comments on Crete Property Uncovered. They look to me like an estate agency rather than a developer. That probably means that a lot of the properties are on the books of other agencies. That is normal in Greece. If you see a property you like you could:

a) Try to find out who the builder really is and what is known about them.
b) See if the same house is on somebody else’s books at a better price.

Good luck.

Warwick

jeansy
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Postby jeansy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:49 pm

Best bet is to go and meet them in person and then have a look at other work they have done ideally one with people living in it so you can get their view. Other option is to talk to your lawyer and get them to do a search if any outstanding problems these should be logged with appropriate authority.

Jean
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Postby Jean » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:18 pm

Reading the following on the main page of their web site makes me think that you should take what they say with a big pinch of salt:

Property value on Crete are currently growing at a rate of 20%-25% annually.
Crete's cost of living is one of the lowest in Europe but the quality of life is the highest.
Basics such as food, property, cars, petrol, clothes etc are a fraction of the cost of Northern European prices.
All health care and social benefits are the same as the rest of the EEC.
The diet in Crete is mostly of organic produce.
The average longevity of life is the highest in Europe.

Hudson
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Postby Hudson » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:24 pm

Jean wrote:Reading the following on the main page of their web site makes me think that you should take what they say with a big pinch of salt:

cars, are a fraction of the cost of Northern European prices.


That alone warrants a bucketload of salt! That, in turn blows out the healthy diet.

Jean
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Postby Jean » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:56 pm

and so is the statement "The diet in Crete is mostly of organic produce. "

but then the warning is at the top of the page: REALISE THE DREAM

Ah, it's only a dream so we can keep on dreaming...I'll have that dirt cheap Toyota Land Cruiser to replace my battered old Suzuki Vitara.


PS

(I am referring to the page www.chania-homes.com)

andheath
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Postby andheath » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:18 am

Your posting the same question on more than one forum. Some day you will have to choose

lshall05
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Postby lshall05 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:59 am

and SHOUTING all the time... :wink:
Living in Crete!!


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