Does Gazumping Happen in France?

In London the conversation at social gatherings inevitably turns to house hunting frustrations. There's always someone drowning their sorrows after just having been outbid by another buyer at the last minute. No surprise that the English adopted the satisfyingly resonant Yiddish expression gezumph to name the devastating experience of having your dream property snatched

Does Gazumping Happen in France?2020-12-18T15:27:01+01:00

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

How to Avoid Buying the Wrong House in France2020-12-18T15:31:14+01:00

South Midi-Pyrenees Mountain Barn Conversion

Sometimes I wonder how anyone manages to buy a house in this region without using a property finder (buyer's agent). I've lived and worked here for many years, so know the agencies and the region inside out and still the process of finding and getting to view the right property can be like trying to

South Midi-Pyrenees Mountain Barn Conversion2020-12-18T21:38:43+01:00

French Property Search – Problem Properties

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 problems should

French Property Search – Problem Properties2020-12-18T21:42:31+01:00

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

Best Resorts in the French Pyrenees – Bagnères de Luchon2020-12-18T21:46:30+01:00

Where to Buy in the Southern Dordogne?

Most househunters' ideas of a holiday bolt hole or permanent home in this sought-after part of France are very similar. No matter the budget. Almost all clients dream of lots of outside space and an idyllic countryside location with views. Authentic stone, period character, space, and light all tend to be on the agenda

Where to Buy in the Southern Dordogne?2020-12-18T22:12:40+01:00
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