Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Property Scouting in France

If you’re thinking of buying property in France, plan ahead and make reservations with estate agents to view property in the country. Hire a specialist to assist you with negotiations and the fine details of any legal paperwork you’ll sign as a part of buying a home. Be aware of the exchange rate between your home country’s currency and the euro. Set up an account with a foreign exchange agency to help you find an affordable interest rate, and make sure your rate won’t change over time. Find out about any applicable service fees, taxes, and other payments you’ll need to make before you buy a home.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create a schedule and book estate agent appointments ahead of time to be sure you do not miss out on locations or a need for repeat viewings.
  • Plan ahead by opening an account and speaking to foreign exchange specialists to ensure you understand and are comfortable with the funds-exchanging process.
  • It is important to do financial research on paying the deposit and professional fees, as well as possible multiple payments, excessive fees, and exchange rate conversion.

“When you’re working out how much time you need for a viewing trip, ensure that you’ve left time not only for travelling between locations but also for repeat viewings and a chance to get a feel for the location.”

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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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