An English woman living in France offers several tips to those about to buy a home in this country. The garden featured in the ad might not be the one belonging to the home. Some home gardens are detached. Also, French real estate agents tend to underestimate the amount of work needed to make the home livable. The photos in the ad may be misleading. The home might not be very close to the town listed. Finally, the French real estate agent may be hard to pin down for a tour It helps to take the chance to see a place when offered.
“You will buy a garden, but this is not necessarily anywhere near your house. The house you are buying may indeed be photographed with a beautiful garden, but this garden may actually belong to your neighbour.”
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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