Property for sale France
Thousands of homes for sale including property for sale in France with land from all over France including cheap property, luxury homes, Searching for property in France is now easier thanks to Homesgofast.com which is now one of the world’s most established overseas real estate websites with French property from all over France. Our visitors come from all over the world many with the intention of finding cheap property, low cost housing, holiday homes, investment properties, and second homes abroad.
Cheap property for sale france
Homesgofast.com attracts homeowners and agents who may have struggled to sell thier French properties locally and seek to find buyers from abroad. Motivated sellers save a huge amount of money on commission when they sell using our online service. Buyers will find, lower property prices, and homes for sale by owner that can be more flexible with pricing. Agents offer French listings with property for sale that has been reduced for quick sale and below market value.
Types of property offered by Homesgofast
Find a wide selection of real esate including, gites , equestrian property ski property, villas and leaseback properties
Property for sale in France by private owners
Homesgofast.com help French property owners connect with international buyers and have been successfully generating sales for homeowners who advertise their French homes since 2002!. We encourage French private house sales to price their homes competitively taking account of the fact that we never charge a commission and that they save money using our French property sales service. Our French property buyers benefit from a unique selection of properties with the best French house prices.
“When owning a property in France you will need to understand the full implications of French inheritance laws! If you are an unmarried couple it is imperative you buy on a joint basis in order to protect the interests of each party. If you are married then if you wish your surviving spouse to inherit all of your estate, you should adopt a French marriage contract or buy en tontine. If you are not married, or you are buying as an unrelated group of people, then you should consider buying through a property company, called a Société Civile Immobilière (SCI).” Nick Marr Homesgofast.com
Best property to buy in France
Homesgofast.com visitors love these locations searching for French property
- Alps (Alpes) property
- Aquitaine property
- Brittany property
- Dordogne property
- French Riviera property
- Languedoc-Roussillon property
- Limousin property
- Midi-Pyrénées property
- Normandy property
- Pays de la Loire property
- Poitou-Charentes property
- Provence-Alps-Cote d`Azur
- Quercy property
- Rhone Alps property
Homes To Buy in France
Our international buyers are people that are motivated and many needing find international real estate for investment, relocation, moving abroad , retirement and to buy holiday homes abroad. Used by thousands of people each day we are the place for people looking to invest abroad or make the move overseas. We have thousands of buyers receiving our property alerts and are putting buyers and sellers together everyday.
Best places to buy property in France
Regions Of France
- Champagne Ardenne
- Franche Comté
- Languedoc Roussillon
- Midi Pyrénées
- Nord Pas de Calais
- Normandy (Lower)
- Normandy (Upper)
- Paris Ile de France
- Pays de la Loire
- Poitou Charentes
- Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
- Rhône Alpes
Types of French property to buy
The most common type of French property that causes confusion is the Gite , A gite is a most commonly a rural holiday rental, frequently in a renovated traditional country cottage or barn conversion - in a village or in the countryside. The word "gite" more generally defines the function of the property, and in reality there are plenty of "gites" in modern buildings. "Gite" is a French word that has gained acceptance in English, notably but not only to describe properties in rural France. Originally, "gites" offered fairly rudimentary accommodation, and this is still the case today for some properties, notably those that are listed as "one ear of wheat" (un épi) with the Gites de France organisation
More about gites can be found at http://gitelink.com/gites-villas-cottage-rentals.htm
Top French property hotspots
Popular residences in the Alps include renovated chalets with modern interiors, homes near Lake Geneva, and country estates or chateaux with easy-to-access skiing.
Between Carcassonne and Narbonne lie Languedoc’s premier spots. Additionally, Nimes, Uzès, and Montpellier are also desired. Languedoc is experiencing demand and consequently prices have started to increase. A holiday destination for the French, and close to the Mediterranean Sea, Narbonne could well serve as a great place to buy a French holiday home to rent to tourists
Overseas buyers using Homesgofast.com prefer certain arrondissements, specifically the 6th, 7th, and 8th; the northern part of the 16th, near the Golden Triangle; the Parc Monceau area of the 17th, which is ideal for families; and Montmartre in the 18th, which has unbeatable views of the city.
Buying international real estate
Find some of the best deal in France by signing up to our French property alerts join those who have saved money by being the first to know when a property is listed with Homesgofast.com . Thousands of subscribers use overseas property alerts so they don’t miss out on new listings posted by French property websites, real estate developers, agents and private owners selling
Selling French property to foreign buyers
Our advice when selling a property from France to international buyers is to
Present your property well by using good quality photographs. When writing your description always include how close the property is to major transport links such roads, stations and airports. Time by road from the French airports and stations is also very useful information. Consider investors who may want to buy a house or apartment in France to rent out as a holiday home. Many overseas buyers buy property as a second home or investment. In this case think about what the property would offer an investor and holidaymaker. Never over price to test the market! This is one of the biggest mistakes owners make when the sell a property online. Buyers will always compare one property against another and the internet makes this easy to do. Always invite people to make an enquiry so they can learn more about the property for sale. Finally consider taking a video of the property to show potential buyers so they can see fully the property.
Legal advice when buying property in France
- Do not allow yourself to be hurried into a binding decision by agents or sellers; take your time to consider all aspects of the purchase BEFORE signing any binding contract and ensure you understand its content;
- Local searches do not reveal as much information about the property as in the UK; make specific (written) enquiries to an agent or notary about the property’s surrounding area and major pending development plans which may affect it;
- if you intend to do any work on the property, check whether planning permission is necessary and if necessary, include a condition in the contract to allow withdrawal in the event that permission is not forthcoming;
- Only use foreign firms to do any work once they provide evidence of their due registration with the French authorities;
- Do not agree to make any cash payment for any part of the price - this is a common but illegal practice; only make transfers through established banking channels to either agent or notary;
- Be aware that two or more months may elapse between contract and completion; you should ensure transfers to the notary’s client account are arranged at least 10 days in advance of completion in order to ensure the funds are cleared on time.
More advice from the UK government can be found here
Buying property abroad some good advice
- Never sign a contract that is written in another language that you don’t understand without a translation.
- Don’t miss out or circumvent any legal procedures for cash benefits offered by the buyer
- Research and follow local laws on buying and renting out property
- Always get written confirmation of what has been agreed in any negotiations and always insist on a paper (preferably not electronic) receipt for monies paid
- Check that the seller or property developer owns the title deeds to the property or land and can transfer them to you. If buying brand new, or partially built, from a developer, check that the title deeds for the property in question actually exist
- Check that the deeds to the property or land have not been offered as collateral for any loans
- Check whether the owner has outstanding utility bills, local tax demands etc that you may be liable for on purchase of the property
- Talk to other property owners in the area or on the development to establish if there are any issues you should be aware of before purchasing (such as floods in winter, lack of water or electricity supplies in summer)
More advice here
Selling a property don’t forget about your currency
One of our top tips to people selling and buying a property to people from another country is to research currency exchange methods. Property transactions are all vulnerable to foreign currency exchange rates and small fluctuation can mean huge losses. To negate this risk its always wise to take the advice of a foreign currency specialists who can book rates, provide lowers fees and better rates than many banks. Unless you are buying direct from a developer, before the purchase can go ahead you'll almost certainly need to open a bank account in the destination country. The aim is to ensure that you get the best exchange rates and that the funds are in the right place when they are needed.
Advertising French Property to International Buyers
Homesgofast.com has been successfully putting buyers and sellers together online since 2002! Our listings are promoted on multiple property websites. We have a huge niche audience many of which arrive at our site by searching ‘Homes Go Fast” . Consistently popular property searches made by overseas buyers seeking Spanish property at Homesgofast.com include , ‘property for sale in france by private owners, bargain property for sale in france, property for sale in france Leggett, property for sale in france with land, property for sale in france with gites,,cheap property for sale in france.
Government Type: Republic
Currency: euros (EUR)
Total Area: 248,572 Square Miles
643,801 Square Kilometers
Location: metropolitan France: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Language: French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish) overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect).
French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish). overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect). The French government has emphasized the French language so much that almost everyone in France speaks French (99%), despite the different nationalities represented. Even regional dialects have lost their importance in recent years. English is the most common foreign language.
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Getting along with the French People
When meeting someone you would shake hands. An aggressive handshake is considered impolite. However, between women and men, kissing on the cheek (but in fact more like a hug, as there is no contact of the mouth) is very frequent. It can also happen between men in some regions. But this is only between peers, and when non-peers meet, the higher class generally offers first to shake hands. Greetings are usually combined with the person’s name or a title and always precede any conversation or request. First names are used between friends and close colleagues; otherwise, titles are important and customary. When Meeting someone Saying “Bonjour” (means, literally, good day), in general, is neutral. When someone is older or of higher social status, or in higher social classes, one can say “Bonjour Monsieur”. In lower social classes or between very good friends, rather “salut” (more colloquial). One may also say “Bonne soirée” at night time. “Bonne nuit” implies that the other person is about to go to bed.
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