Buying French Property
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Article Title: Buying French Property
Author: Oliver Phillips
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If you're looking for that special property in France, here are
8 quick tips that might help you on your way.
1. Get Photos & Information before you view the property. You
can cut down on wasted trips and expense this way.
2. Consider looking for property in areas that you haven't
previously visited and are not familiar with. Certain areas
command premiums only because they are widely known.
3. Consider your purchase thoroughly. As with any purhcase,
buying without proper thought can result in unexpected costs.
4. Get to know the area before you buy. Talk to people who have
already purchased their home, holiday in the area, or even rent
for a period.
5. Meet the neighbours before you finalise your decision. Get
to know them. As with any property purchase, your neighbours
will be a part of your life once you've moved in to your new
6. Negotiate. Contact a local valuer to get an impartial
7. Consider taking independent legal advice, through another
notary or another specialist. The vendor instucts the notary
who acts in the sale of the property. They are acting in the
conveyance of the property, but not for either side.
8. Just as in the UK get the property inspected by a qualified
Copyright 2005 Oliver Phillips. May be freely reproduced
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About The Author: Oliver Phillips works for PFS France
(http://www.propertyforsalefrance.co.uk/) a business that helps
French property owners advertise and sell, and potential buyers
find, some of the finest and best cared for traditional French
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