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Postby xprtman » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:11 am

hi guys,
we are thinking to move to cyprus in sep/2017.
we are with 2 kids 6,11 and we are thinking of buying a house there.

i would kindly want to ask few questions:

1-private schools? how good they are, any forigners with kids ?
2-internet connection ? is it stable, how fast can it be and for how much ?
3-location of a house, we dont want a crowded area and not isolated, any suggestions ?
4-for citizenship we will need 300k euro, can we find something nice in this price ? (5+ bedrooms)
5-kids activities, any thing like karte/martial arts ?
6-how friendly it is...

thanks a lot, any piece of information will help us to take the right decision.
*we will come for a visit prior deciding.
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Re: new to cyprus

Postby Sotos » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 pm

Starting with your last question, Cyprus is a friendly place. The rest of your questions depend on the exact location. For example the fastest internet connection would be inside the main cities (fastest is 150 Mbit for €99.90 including fixed phone line and cable TV) but those places would be more crowded and more expensive. I would suggest a suburb of Limassol. There are several good Private schools in the suburbs, with many foreign kids. Internet connection will not be as high but still good enough (up to about 50 Mbits) and you can probably find a house within your price range, but don't expect a brand new 5+ bedroom villa for just €300K. You can easily find activities for kids also but you might have to drive your kids there (5-10 minutes drive depending on where exactly you will live).
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Re: new to cyprus

Postby B25 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:43 pm

You will not get citizenship for 300k.

For fast track permanent Residency Permit you must spend min 300k + vat and other conditions apply.

Also, where are you coming from?? If you are EU, you don't even need to spend that kind of money, if not then you will.
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Re: new to cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:52 pm

xprtman wrote:hi guys,
we are thinking to move to cyprus in sep/2017.
we are with 2 kids 6,11 and we are thinking of buying a house there.

i would kindly want to ask few questions:

1-private schools? how good they are, any forigners with kids ?
2-internet connection ? is it stable, how fast can it be and for how much ?
3-location of a house, we dont want a crowded area and not isolated, any suggestions ?
4-for citizenship we will need 300k euro, can we find something nice in this price ? (5+ bedrooms)
5-kids activities, any thing like karte/martial arts ?
6-how friendly it is...

thanks a lot, any piece of information will help us to take the right decision.
*we will come for a visit prior deciding.

Are you fit for military service? :mrgreen:
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Re: new to cyprus

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:55 am

I think you need to do a lot more research on Cyprus to identify where you want to live and eg checking out property agents's sites on house prices then look at asking focused question. You will struggle to find much with 5 beds at EU 300,000. not even four beds, at least not in the less crowded areas.

Sotos, as usual,has an excellent suggestion in looking at outer Limassol. Limassol is cosmopolitan with quite large migrant communities from Russia, and the UK. It has a number of private Schools which are international in nature and teach eg UK curriculum, e.g Foley's, Heritage , Grammar School, Logos, etc. : Larnaca has American Academy (no relation to a Limassol establishment of similar name which has - to be polite - a very mixed reputation ) and Med Junior/High, while Paphos and Nicosia also have private schools, details not known.

I have two children at Heritage: the school is modern and offers lots of after hours activities. Very international. Very happy there.

There are otherwise lots of opportunities for sport, including Marshal Arts offered by a number of bodies.

Cannot speak for elsewhere.
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