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Buying or selling property in France, where to start ?

Buying or selling property in France, where to start?

Buying or selling property in France can be daunting. France is known for its art of living and also for its administrative complexity, laws and taxation. We will guide you through all the steps involved in buying or selling a property in France.

First step to buying or selling property in France? First of all, let’s see what laws estate agents have to respect.

Regulation of estate agents Loi Hoguet.
Estate agents are subject to the Hoguet law and must hold:
– a professional card,
– a professional insurance
– Have a financial guarantee from a bank or financial organisation (article 17 of the decree of 20 July 1972)
– Hold a written mandate to permit them to act on behalf of the owner (sale mandate – search mandate)

The first questions to ask yourself.

If you are considering buying a property in the Luberon, here are some useful questions to ask yourself before you start:
– What type of property are you looking for (farmhouse/country house/village, or newer construction?)
– Do you want to be within walking distance of a village or town?
– What type of village appeals to you? Active all year round or quiet and picturesque?
– Do you need an international school nearby?
– Are you open to renovation?
– Are you considering seasonal rentals to generate income?
– When to look for a house?
Beautiful properties are often rented as vacation rental in the summer and occupied by the owners. The high season of July/August is not always a good time to look for a house. It is better to look in the off-season when everyone is more available and it is less hot.
AIR Property Provence is an agency that offers properties for sale and properties for rent. Ideally, you should rent your future home to try it out and then buy it.

Find the ideal location to buy your home in Provence.

Where is Provence?
If we exclude the Côte d’Azur, we can say that Provence is divided between the Alpilles, the Luberon, Avignon and its surroundings and Aix and its surroundings, as well as the Alps de Hautes Provence. You’ll can find more details on Office du Tourisme
Each of these regions is very popular and has its own character and personality. We are natives of the area and with decades of experience and work, living and managing properties in Provence, we can help you refine your criteria, identify the best location, the most beautiful village for what is important to you. Do you prefer the quieter lifestyle of Lourmarin or Goult, or the bustle of lively towns like Aix, Avignon or Saint Rémy?

Have you found your property in Provence? What next?

Once you have signed the deed to your home, it is time to renovate and furnish it. AIR Property Provence can help you with the renovation of your house, the layout and decoration of your home. AIR Property Provence can also advise you if you wish to rent your house.
AIR Property Provence has an extensive network of architects, building companies and masons who have been successful in the region for years. We direct our clients to the most suitable craftsmen for their individual projects.
Whatever your project, AIR Property Provence can help you to buy or sell your home in France.
See article What is a mandate