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.
“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.”
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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