red tape for buying a home in France

Sep 24th, 2001, 07:33 AM
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Beth Anderson
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red tape for buying a home in France

Hi y'all

just curious: I keep seeing adverts showing how much cheaper it would be to buy a home in France, given the dollar/franc situation. The prices I saw on my most recent trip seemed fairly affordable, esp coming from DC as I do...

what sort of redtape is necessary to buy a home over there?

obviously this is just a pipe dream right now, but, if I were to buy a home somewhere which is a good vacation rental market maybe it is not as nutty as it sounds.

just thinking out loud here folks. any suggestions, awesome!

Beth
 
Sep 24th, 2001, 07:37 AM
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StCirq
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Hi, Beth.

There's not much red tape at all. The process is fairly straightforward - easier in my experience than buying a house in the DC area. I have an article I wrote on purchasing real estate in France for International Living Magazine I can send you if you're interested. Just let me know what e-mail to send it to.
The best information around is contained in a series called Les Guides du Logement, published by De Particulier Particulier. I have the series and if you want to borrow them, contact me.
 
Sep 24th, 2001, 10:40 PM
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PB
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As StCirq said, there isn't all that much red tape involved. The largest amount would be in getting a mortgage.
You might want to open a bank account here in France - develop a relationship with a bank and it will make it easier to apply for one when you're ready.

PB
 
Sep 25th, 2001, 01:31 AM
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Greg
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There is quite a bit of information on the Internet French Property
http://www.french-property.com/index.htm
and maybe somewhat less on the French Property News site
http://www.french-property-news.com/
Greg
 
Sep 25th, 2001, 04:12 AM
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London
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The biggest point I always see mentioned in articles is the impact of French property and inheritance laws.

You should read up on these even if you don't have children.

 
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