Provence House #Provence @Provence_Search
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

How to Avoid Buying the Wrong House in Provence

We all know that house hunting is an emotional experience and that the majority of house buying decisions is made on first impressions alone. Most house hunters will say is that a house must “feel right.” There’s nothing wrong with listening to your instinct, as long as you keep in …

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Real Luberon Lacoste Village
Explore: Travel in ProvenceSophia van Woensel-Mose

Provence: Falling for the Real Luberon

Before we moved to France I had read Peter Mayle’s account of his idyllic year in the Luberon region of Provence, and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, when planning our great escape from the grey-skied rat-race that is the City of London we never contemplated moving to the Luberon. Somehow it …

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MuCEM Marseille
Explore: Travel in ProvenceSophia van Woensel-Mose

Choose Marseille or Aix-en-Provence? Give me both!

The Debate One of the favourite pastimes of the Aixois is fervently discussing the town’s many qualities. They cite the climate, culture and architecture; rave about the shopping and surrounding countryside; and compare notes on their favourite Luberon village, Mediterranean beach, local wine and restaurant. When we first moved here, …

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Buying a house in Provence #Provence via @Provence_Search
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

French Property and the Free Search Myth

If you’ve been searching for French property for a while and find the system confusing, then you’re not alone. On the face of it, things in France seem to work the same way as in the UK, Australia, America or Holland. Maybe you contacted an estate agent assuming that they …

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Buyer’s Agent Luberon Village Provence @ProvenceSearch
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceSophia van Woensel-Mose

Provence Property: Why Hire a Buyer’s Agent?

Most foreign house hunters do not realize that they can hire a buyer’s agent in France. They only ever encounter real estate (listing) agencies, either online or on the ground. French estate agents are hired by vendors to find a buyer and get the highest possible price. Vendors usually list …

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