French Property and the Free Search Myth

Author: Sophia Mose If you've been searching for French property for a while and find the system confusing, then you're not alone. On the face of it things in France seem to work the same way as in the UK, Australia, America or Holland. Maybe you contacted an estate agent assuming that they had access

How to Avoid Buying the Wrong House in France

House hunting is an emotional experience. There’s nothing wrong with listening to your instincts, as long as you know how to avoid buying the wrong house in France. Keep in mind that the moment you start searching, all your fears, longings and romantic notions about the world kick in. Emotions can easily get the upper

French Property Search – Problem Properties

Author: Sophia Mose In a buyer’s market, house hunters have the luxury of being picky. Most buyers in France currently don’t really want to take on renovation projects and as soon as they find something negative about a house they skip it and continue the search for their dream house. Although I agree that certain

Best Resorts in the French Pyrenees – Bagnères de Luchon

Where else but in France can you enjoy city elegance and superb skiing side by side? It would be hard to find a better example of such dual luxury than in the beautiful Pyrenees town of Bagnères de Luchon. You can enjoy coffee on the sunny terrace of a chic French café, then jump into

Where Best to Buy in the Dordogne?

I have been a property search agent in the southern Dordogne for four years now and have visited countless properties on behalf of clients searching for their dream home. It never ceases to amaze me how very similar most people’s idea of a holiday bolt hole or permanent home in this sought after part of