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What property would you own in the world?

Postby Adrien Agreste » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:09 am

It's my first post so go easy on me please!

Imagine one day whilst walking to school a genie appears. He offers you the ability to gain ownership of 1 piece of property in the world. You could own a house overlooking the beach in Australia, a wooden log cabin in snowy cabin or an apartment building in New York. The property has to be private so you can't own the white house or something silly like that.

What would you choose?

I would like a chalet in Austria overlooking prime ski pistes. I don't ski but it would be the perfect chance for me.

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Postby Alvecia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:22 am

I'm torn between two actually.

One the one hand I really would love a beachside hut somewhere that I could just chill at.

On the other hand a nice cozy cabin somewhere I can see the Northern Lights would also be really nice, but would probably require a bit more work to maintain.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:32 am

Key Largo, all of it.
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Postby The Grim Reaper » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:43 am

One with a high long-term ROI from appreciation and an established financial sector able to support development bankrolled by ongoing rental income.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:52 am

The Grim Reaper wrote:One with a high long-term ROI from appreciation and an established financial sector able to support development bankrolled by ongoing rental income.


I thought you were a commie :o
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Postby Saiwania » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:12 am

The Kremlin. I'd sell it back to Russia if they pay me enough to retire on. I need $4 million or so. I'm not asking for too much. It is roughly $50,000 a year for 60 years plus $1 million to serve as a buffer against inflation as one lump sum. I know Russia is rich enough, gimme gimme gimme; I know they wouldn't regret it if I'm out of their hair afterwards.

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Postby A alpaca » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:21 am

A good-sized house (like, 4+ bedrooms) in London's suburbs with good transport links, good local schools, a park, decent nightlife and a garden

Alternatively maybe just the most valuable place I could find, so I can sell it and acquire said house plus a tasty retirement fund on top

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Postby A alpaca » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:22 am

Saiwania wrote:The Kremlin. I'd sell it back to Russia if they pay me enough to retire on. I need $4 million or so. I'm not asking for too much. It is roughly $50,000 a year for 60 years plus $1 million to serve as a buffer against inflation as one lump sum. I know Russia is rich enough, gimme gimme gimme; I know they wouldn't regret it if I'm out of their hair afterwards.

They would murder you

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Postby The Federation of Kendor » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:25 am

I think I want a luxurious penthouse, with fancy facilities and services, wide room, and good infrastructure, with good road access, clean water, running electricity, high tech, etc
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Postby -Ocelot- » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:13 am

I've spent my entire life in Athens and I don't exactly hate the city despite it's flaws, so I would place mine somewhere quiet with good connectivity to the other areas (e.g close to a metro station) and away from ghetto or central areas. I don't care about the view or the accessibility to the beach.

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Postby Evil Dictators Happyland » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:20 am

The Japanese archipelago. All of it.
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Postby -Ocelot- » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:24 am

The Federation of Kendor wrote:I think I want a luxurious penthouse, with fancy facilities and services, wide room, and good infrastructure, with good road access, clean water, running electricity, high tech, etc


Would you be able to maintain it, though?

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Postby Luziyca » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:43 am

I'd probably own a mountain valley, a few chalets in said valley, and connection to the internet. That will be what I want, but alas, I doubt I'd be able to function outside a city... :(
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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:49 am

A big enough plot of land, maybe in Mongolia or the American plains, where I could build a house, keep up a bit of a farm. Make an artificial lake if there’s no water nearby. Plenty of room for horses
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Postby Kitatani » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 am

Evil Dictators Happyland wrote:The Japanese archipelago. All of it.

^This^

and maybe strike a deal with other countries to get the Pacific islands and make Nihon a space empire
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Postby Evil Dictators Happyland » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 am

Kitatani wrote:
Evil Dictators Happyland wrote:The Japanese archipelago. All of it.

^This^

and maybe strike a deal with other countries to get the Pacific islands and make Nihon a space empire

Who said anything about striking a deal?
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Postby Olthar » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:09 am

A castle on a private tropical island somewhere (probably the Pacific since the Atlantic gets too many hurricanes). Also, the island would have a huge gold deposit so I could mine it and get the money I need to maintain my home.
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Postby Philjia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:11 am

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More specifically, an exact copy of Cragside in a similar location. I wouldn't want to deny people the pleasure of visiting this lovely old place.
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Postby Ifreann » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:17 am

The English Channel, the busiest shipping lane on Earth. My tolls will be very modest.


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Saiwania wrote:The Kremlin. I'd sell it back to Russia if they pay me enough to retire on. I need $4 million or so. I'm not asking for too much. It is roughly $50,000 a year for 60 years plus $1 million to serve as a buffer against inflation as one lump sum. I know Russia is rich enough, gimme gimme gimme; I know they wouldn't regret it if I'm out of their hair afterwards.

They would murder you

Plus, standard genie logic tells us that asking for "The Kremlin" and not specifying "the Moscow Kremlin" would get you some other kremlin, like the ruins of the Gdov Kremlin.

And then Russia would still murder you.


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Postby Herzegovenia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:17 am

Something really expensive that i can sell. That way, i can afford more!

If that’s not allowed, i’d like a large cabin, with all sorts of the best technologies, flawless access to internet, electricity, water, etc. in the middle of a chilly and sometimes slightly snowy wooded valley, with a perfectly maintained asphalt road leading from it to a highway.
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Postby Risottia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 am

Adrien Agreste wrote:It's my first post so go easy on me please!

Imagine one day whilst walking to school a genie appears. He offers you the ability to gain ownership of 1 piece of property in the world. You could own a house overlooking the beach in Australia, a wooden log cabin in snowy cabin or an apartment building in New York.


Wait, the choice is actually between a house in snake&spider country, a cabin in the woods, and a WHOLE APARTMENT BUILDING IN ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES FOR REAL ESTATE?

Gimme the apartment building. Nao.

If I get bored with NY and really want to go skiing, just with the income from the rents I can get to live in a perpetual holiday in the best Gasthoefe in Kitzbuehel.


If the choice is "any piece of property", well, I guess I could settle for owning the Shard in London. Or the maybe the Gherkin. And then buy a manor in Cornwall with the rents I'd be getting.
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Postby Adrien Agreste » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:58 pm

Philjia wrote:Cragside


More specifically, an exact copy of Cragside in a similar location. I wouldn't want to deny people the pleasure of visiting this lovely old place.


Oh that's a really pretty house. Where is it?

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Postby Hamilpore » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:00 pm

It would be really convenient to own a small resort out somewhere in Malaysia. But they don't pay historical researchers that kind of money.

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Postby Thermodolia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:06 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:Key Largo, all of it.

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