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Scots Church

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Text from Walking Melbourne

The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne

Scots Church

140–154 Collins Street, corner Russell Street


The Scots Church is a fine example of the Gothic Revival, and was completed in 1873 for the mainly Scottish immigrant Presbyterians; they employed Reed & Barnes who had six years previously designed the remarkable Independent Church (St. Michael’s) across the road, but was equally adept at serving the needs of a more conservative client.


Postcard of Scots Church below.


Four photographs of my own below.



The interior.

Artie/Photography on flickr.


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Les Bullideres offers to buy property in Andorra.
Risks to be aware of when buying a property in Andorra.
The Government of Andorra actively promotes economic development, and there is a healthy financial industry in the country. However, the small total land area and mountainous terrain mean that all development should be small. Large cities, huge factories, skyscrapers and massive stadiums do not fit into the possibilities of this landscape.
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In fact, strict planning rules mean that the size and appearance of all new buildings are subjected to a thorough analysis, adding additional restrictions.
While this means that property retains healthy value, traditional economic growth driven by economies of scale and large populations.
It is unlikely to happen here, meaning Andorra will not become the next London or New York. With high real estate prices, but strict rental rules. Meanwhile, customer demand is quite constant.
In addition to market conditions, the Government of Andorra has introduced a tax regime designed to limit speculation in real estate. When a property is sold, the profit is taxed depending on how long it has been owned.
For example, if you sell during the first year of ownership. The tax invoice will be 15 percent of the profit. By the time you own the property for less than three years. This figure drops to 10 percent, and after 12 years it reaches zero. If you sell the property and fully invest the money in Andorra. You will avoid paying taxes on the profits from your property.
Therefore, be careful to buy a property that meets your needs as a resident or vacationer, and not just as an investment. It will probably retain and improve its value over time.
Scots Church

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