Is the price right?

For anyone buying a property abroad, it is much more difficult to work out if the price you are paying is the right price. In France, it is particularly complicated to get an accurate picture.

Firstly, you are likely to see a property advertised at different prices by numerous different agencies (each . . . → Read More: Is the price right?

Would you recognize your perfect house on first viewing? Most people don’t

 

If you are looking for the perfect house in France, it doesn’t exist. But the property that has the potential to be your perfect house does exist – as long as you get the basics right in your initial search. When I am searching for a house for a client, I . . . → Read More: Would you recognize your perfect house on first viewing? Most people don’t

Does it makes financial sense to buy a property in France?

Nothing illustrates more clearly the rise and fall of foreign home ownership in France than the currency exchange transactions and mortgage applications from foreigners looking to buy a home a France. And, although the property market in France has slowed during the economic crisis, France is still the top foreign buyer’s property . . . → Read More: Does it makes financial sense to buy a property in France?

Heating your house for free

Future-proofed, ecological house near Aurignac, south-west France

A few years ago nobody was really interested in central heating systems when house hunting, especially not in southern France. The only question occasionally posed on viewings was whether a house had heating or not and whether it was actually necessary (yes). How things have changed – . . . → Read More: Heating your house for free