Buying a Home

What is the Acte de Vente in France?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
What is the Acte de Vente in France?

  You found the dream house in France. You’ve signed the Compromis de Vente,  you’ve waiting around three months  and now you’re going to complete the Acte de Vente the last part of the buying process. The Acte de Vente This is it! The big day! All parties meet in the Notaire’s office. The balance […]

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What is a Compromis de Vente in France?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
What is a Compromis de Vente in France?

Once you’ve found your dream home in France and agreed a price, it’s almost time for those champagne corks to start popping! But before that, there’s a little more to do – we’re talking about the legal transfer of the property from the seller to the buyer which involves paying a deposit (usually at least […]

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The Expat Good Life in Savoie

The Expat Good Life in Savoie

Sandy Harris booked a holiday in the French Alps and fell in love with a house she and her partner saw whilst driving to their hotel. A short while later the couple moved lock, stock and barrel to the beautiful, off the beaten track Massif des Bauges in Savoie. We talked to Sandy about expat […]

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4 Key Things To Consider When You Buy Property In France

Written by on November 6, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
4 Key Things To Consider When You Buy Property In France

France is approximately five times the area of England and has a geography as diverse as the USA. It’s generally thought that this is the reason so many of the French don’t go abroad for their holidays – they don’t need to! France offers everything from flatlands and marshes to mountains and raging rivers. So, […]

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Expat Life in Picardy France

Written by on October 5, 2016 in Buying a Home, Living in France
Expat Life in Picardy France

We talk to John Sjotun who lives in the Oise department about expat life in Picardy, where he is a local agent for the award winning estate agency Leggett Immobillier. Oise is about 35km north of Paris and is home to a number of outstanding attractions such as the Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Pierrefonds […]

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Buying a property in France After Brexit

Written by on July 8, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property for sale
Buying a property in France After Brexit

Post Brexit, we ask the property experts at Leggett Immobilier how Brexit could affect your French property purchase. What does Brexit mean for Brits with holiday homes or who live or want to live in France Though, at this stage (summer 2016) nobody really knows how exactly Brexit will impact property purchases in France for […]

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Property Finder Service in the Var and French Riviera

Property Finder Service in the Var and French Riviera

Many wannabe expats are worried about the stress usually associated with finding and buying a property in France. Having to talk French and deal with complicated paperwork and bureaucracy can cause extra hassle but a new service launched now means that finding your south of France dream home just got easier… Expat Brit Alistair Phillips […]

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How to find a good deal when buying property in France

Written by on May 31, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
How to find a good deal when buying property in France

If you are buying property in France, you will want to know which locations are the most sought after and where you should buy to get the best investment possible. All these questions and more are answered by Home Hunts’ new, free property report INSIDE FRANCE. The FNAIM (national association of French estate agents) reported […]

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Guide to French Property Diagnostics Report

Written by on May 18, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property for sale
Guide to French Property Diagnostics Report

  When it comes to the property market in France, as you’d expect, there’s paperwork and form filling and reports to be prepared. The vendor of a property in France must provide a full set of property “diagnostics” as part of the terms of sale. Even to market a property, the vendor will have to […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Property in France

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Beginner’s Guide to Buying Property in France

You want to buy a property in France but you’re bombarded with advice, some of it conflicting, some of it frankly out of date. So we’ve put together an beginner’s guide to the property market in France and here we look at buying a property… The first question is, do you use an agency or […]

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