Hi Spence, Thanks for this. Wasn't aware of this auction. Give me a call. I guess you still have my tel nr and/or e-mail. It'd be interesting to have a catchup. We go by your neck of the woods occassionally, could always stop off and buy you a beer! Had a nice little block of flats in the far north east bringing in well over 30%. The renters have managed to upset the German authorities and have got themselves thrown into prison for a few years. Maybe found another house to move into near Quedlingburg - lovely area. Don't have to make a decision quickly so we'll see what shakes out on that one. I don't go onto the forums much nowadays - just too busy and got a little fed up with the hype and bs brigade who are increasingly find their way onto them. Regards - J.