House-hunting tips from the experts

Here are five house hunting tips from my colleagues in The French Property Finders network:

1. The internet is a handy research tool and a place to begin but there is no substitute for getting out there and viewing houses – lots of houses. Usually our property finders will view up to . . . → Read More: House-hunting tips from the experts

Finding ‘the one’

For those who missed it, here is my last article published in FrenchEntrée magazine:

Everyone has their own reason for loving France and wanting to own a piece of it but I find that most of my clients have a couple of things in common; either they are too far . . . → Read More: Finding ‘the one’

Goodwill to all – even French estate agents

Saint Lizier decorated for Christmas

As it is Christmas, I thought I should sprinkle some goodwill over that much maligned species, the French estate agent. Most of my clients cannot understand how estate agents here in France can justify their commission of between 5 and 10% and I certainly know of agents who . . . → Read More: Goodwill to all – even French estate agents

Blood out of a stone

First find your property!

I sometimes wonder how anyone manages to buy a house in this region without using a property finder. I live and work here, I know all the agents and still the whole process of finding and getting to see the right property is sometimes a bit like trying to . . . → Read More: Blood out of a stone