Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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A beginner’s guide to buying French property

France properties are sold privately, public notary, or by estate agents. Every year there are thousands of properties that are being purchased by foreign buyers. Because most of the foreign buyers to do speak French they are using estate agents to lean on when buying. Agent’s fees for this is typically between 4 to 10 percent of the property price. Surveys are not done so if you are wanting to have the property looked at you would have to find someone yourself. It is always good to check before signing anything that there are not going to be any private or communal plans to build close to your house.

Key Takeaways:

  • While there are other options available, most overseas buyers use estate agents, who are more likely to speak English and make the process more familiar.
  • Do not be afraid to make an offer on a property that is lower than the asking price based.
  • Before you make a decision, check to see if there are any building plans for locations near the property that may impact you.

“When you are considering a property, always ask what the price quoted includes.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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