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From negotiation to completion

For a lot of people, buying a house remains an exciting adventure, especially if the house is located abroad in a country with different laws and regulations. This is the reason why our services continue where other estate agents’ stop.

After verbal negotiation is completed, all the agreements are drafted using a UNIS model contract. Our estate agency is a member of UNIS, a regulating organization within our field. This ensures that we, and of course the contracts we use, are always up to date, as far as new rules and regulations are concerned. We make sure that all the necessary surveys are carried out, such as asbestos, lead contained in paints, electrical installations, energy-rating certificates, septic tank systems as they form part of the official contractual documents. To allow you to understand the purchasing agreement and its attached documents (in French: “Compromis de vente et Diagnostics immobiliers”), we shall provide you with an English explanation of it. This is to make you feel more comfortable as and when the time to sign the purchase agreement for your new house has come!

On the day of completion, we will view the house with you one last time and take meter readings. We will ensure that all utilities on site are subscribed to in your name. To smoothen your start in France as much as possible, we can also help you open a French bank account or set up any necessary insurance. We can also assist you with contractors contact details and quotes.

From negotiation to completion

Any questions or plan a (online)viewing?

This is also possible via WhatsApp or email

Additional costs
The asking prices of our properties include the agency fees. In a purchase, the notary fees and transfer taxes will be additional costs for you. The notary fees and transfer taxes are not a fixed amount but a percentage depend on the purchase price. Off course we will inform you about these additional costs and other important issues regarding the sale. If you desire we can also arrange your B&am…
 
Online viewing
To save travel expenses and time and to prepare your house hunt, we offer you a new way of visiting properties. Thanks to Skype, you can view the property along with one of our brokers and get the information as if you were really on location. Using a floorplan of the house and/or its outbuildings, a cadastral map and videos shot at 360°, we will walk through the house and its surrounding area…
 
Mortgage
Foreign buyers may also apply for a mortgage in France. Although this has become more and more difficult. Actually, there is only one French bank who does this and only from a minimum loan of € 120,000. French banks can lend up to 80% of the purchase price (excluding notary fees). The mortgage capacity is based on the buyer’s current salary. Approximately 33% debt on your net income is …