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As an experienced property finder, I know the type of questions you ask: about the area, about local properties, about the buying process. I also know that you may have a hard time understanding the French real estate system, or that you may be tired of scrolling through dozens of articles about French properties. So I have written this guide to help you.

Getting ready

If you are ready this, you have probably decided to buy a house in France. Wherever you’re coming from, it’s important that you take the time to prepare and do your homework. First, make a list of your criteria. ...     Read on

Real estate agent in France

If you are looking to buy a property in France, it is useful to have a good understanding of the French real estate system and all the different services on offer. Whether you intend to find your dream home in France on your own or with the help of a search agent, never assume that the French system functions as it does in your home country...       Read on

Understand valuations, or do your own

Real estate valuation for private homes is a difficult exercise in France because of the lack of statistics. You can get help, or do your own valuation. Don’t negotiate without a valuation at hand - but be ready to be flexible...      Read on


Once you have found a property and agreed a price,  you should sign a letter of intent. From then on, the actual contract process is handled by a notaire – under the careful watch of your agent. Because as not all notaires are equally diligent, it pays to read all the fine prints before the day of the signing...       Read on

Money matters

One of the biggest barriers to buying in France is the worry that there will be all sorts of sneaky additional fees and taxes on top of the purchase price. So you need to ask a lot of questions, and plan in advance...      Read on

Psychology of real estate

Understanding the psychology of buying a home, as well as cultural differences, can not only help you feel more confident about your purchase - but it can also help you get a better deal. The content of this section applies to the handling of both sellers and agents...       Read on

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