Ashley Tinker

How to Buy a House in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:

Our version of Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence”

After two years, the time had come for us to finally settle down and buy a house in beautiful Provence!

What we wanted

Oh the dream of a Provencal farmhouse… One day…

Our minuscule budget dictated our choice in type of home (basically a tiny, significant fixer-upper). We knew for sure that the house had to be a character property with stones, beams and the usual details of a Provencal historic home.

…Continue reading here as Ashley shares their experience with buying a house in Provence. This is a resource laden post filled with terms you need to understand before jumping into real estate; compromis de vente, notaire, acte authentique and much more.

Via:: Curious Provence

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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