Living in Paris or any metropolitan area in close proximity to people provides a set of challenges that people who are used to living in suburban or rural areas may find a challenge. Your apartment will develop leaks, especially if you’re not around to catch them, your neighbors will politely warn you about parties but they’ll be really raucous when the party actually arrives, elevators? LOL…either they’re super tiny or non-existent. Walk-ups suck. Your apartment will be unbearably hot in the summer, deliveries will go mysteriously missing, your upstairs neighbors’ children will be thundering around all the time, your neighbors will be having loud sex, running the washing machine at all hours, and making lots of noise with their bottle recycling. Then you have to contend with people doing home improvements at all hours, domestic disturbances and your neighbors being so close to you that one can look out their window and feel like they’re sitting at your dinner table!
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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