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hurghadasun



Joined: 23 Oct 2008
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Location: Hurghada Egypt

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Hurghada, Red Sea Riviera Reply with quote

Are we the first in this group to be owners in this region?

Anyone contemplating owning in egypt can contact us, we'll be glad to assist in any way we can.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lived there for a while, so wild horses would not persuade me to go back!
nonetheless, guaranteed sun is a good plus point, and the diving and boat trips.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you didn't have a really bad experience whilst you were there.
Egypt isn't for everybody, however we like it and have done for many a year. Yes we've had a few problems whist we were buying the property, maily interpretation....for instance...

" I move wall and make bigger room for you living, I need pay"

Why did you do it without asking first?

"You like yes?"

Yes I like it.

"Then you pay yes"

No

"Why you no pay"

I didn't tell you to do this work

"But you like yes"

Yes

"then you pay"

NO..GO AWAY!! (or words to that effect)

This went on for about three hours untill he finally realised he'd done the work but wasn't going to get any money for it.
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hurghadasun



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Location: Hurghada Egypt

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case anybody is interested I produced a small film on Youtube about completing the finishing process of our apartment.

Here's the link.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sojmTENWBEI
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to Hurghada in May and am going again Next Jan lovely area.......... Wink
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hurghadasun



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet I could give you a good deal on an apartment!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet ya cant Im a n all inclusive bunny im afwaid........... Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, no sense of adventure then Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ahh, no sense of adventure then


Yep you got me in one Very Happy ..........

well I have......... cos I never know what sorta cocktail Im gonna have next........ Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: First year (ish) of renting Reply with quote

Well, just completed our first 12/14 months and luckily not encountered too many problems.

I suppose this is mainly due to having a good agent (meet and greeter) over in Hurghada who interacts with the clients and ensures they have everything they wish (within reason).

It's always a worry being so far away from the apartment and relying on e-mails and hurried phone calls (they're damned expensive to Egypt).

So, are we glad we decided to rent our holiday home? Well yes, it's paid for our flights and given us some spending money when we go there, but most of all, it's given us the money to maintain and improve the apartment now instead of us having to save and wait until we could afford it...also, it keeps the place clean and free from the desert dust.
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dbar



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Location: Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Hurghadasun

I didnt realise there were any other Egyptian property owners on here - thought I was the only one, but it turns out I'm the second!

How goes it on the other side of the Red Sea?
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hurghadasun



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
Not bad at the moment Returned to the UK 3 days ago after spending Christmas in Hurghada. Got wet with the rain for the very first time in 25 years of traveling to Egypt. It bounced it down for about 4 hours and did a fair bit of damage to surrounding villas that didn't have a water-spout on their roof. After the last storm I'm surprised not many had them installed!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, we had the storms too - around 8 inches in 24 hours apparently.

Didnt get flooded out this time, but no water or electricity for 24 hours so the guests that were there were hopping mad.

Do you have shark problems? All the beaches are still pretty much closed in Sharm.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had 2 days without electicity, however didn't have to water the plants for a couple of days.

The shark situation seems to have died a death now, all beaches are now open. It was believed a cargo ship containing livestock and frozen meat, dumped some of its rotten load a couple of miles off shore of Hurghada causing a feeding frenzy.......that's the story anyway. Beaches seem to have cleaned up well after the oil spill in June, the agencies cleaned it away almost as soon as it was sighted....can't put off the tourists y'know!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It rained last Jan when we were in Hurghada just for a few hours.....

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All the beaches are still pretty much closed in Sharm
Sad

Intended to snorkel again when we go to Sharm later this week, but my fwends were a bit concerned[sharkwise].....
I wasnt...... but if the beaches are closed dont spose I will have the chance....... Sad

When you say the beaches are closed do you mean you cant go in the sea or cant even go on the beach........sniff.....
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