Of course they are. We happen to have a famous football player (soccer to you Yankee hethens) who lives around here. Zlatan is his name. He found a house here a few years ago and liked what he saw. He walked up to the door (he probably sent someone that did the walking and talking for him), knocked on said door, and upon facing the owners said: "I'm buying your house". Of course the owners told him it wasn't for sale, a statement that apparently amused him, so he replied: "sure it is but you have to tell me what it costs". He remodeled the garage and had a marble floor put in. The builders remarked that marble doesn't fare too well when you use spiked tires, common during winters here, to which he laughingly replied: "have you ever seen a Ferrari with spiked tires?"