November 7, 2017

No statistics leads to unrealistic prices

It is very difficult to value properties in France. The main reason is that there simply isn’t the huge array of statistics and comparable evidence that is available in the United-Kingdom, in the United-States or elsewhere – whe...

November 6, 2017

Or you can embark on your own valuation. This is how we do it. The approach is analytical at first:

Surfaces: Ask for a floor plan, or draw it yourself if it is not available;

Base value per sq.m (m²): Obtain a rough estimate of the value in the area depending on the t...

November 5, 2017

Diagnostics as a starting point

At the time of the sale, as required by law, the lead, asbestos, termites, gas, electricity and energy reports are grouped together in a single report known as the Technical Diagnostic File (“dossier de Diagnostic Technique”). Although s...

November 3, 2017

Vices cachés are hidden or “latent” defects of which the buyer was unaware when he agreed to buy, and which affect the anticipated use of the building to such a degree that he would not have acquired it (or would have paid a lower price) to take account of this.


October 31, 2017

Price stabilization

Prices had been rising steeply in Uzège in the five years up to 2008 – when the high-speed-train (TGV) first put Uzès less than 3 hours from Paris. However, since the global downturn in 2008 the local property market bubble has never quite « burst...

October 30, 2017

Is there a “best time in the year” to search for a house?

Not really. It is true that some unclear reasons some sellers will take their properties off the market during the winter season – but a good agent will know about them. It could be said that the market is littl...

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