French Real Estate Terms Gardens
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real Estate

French Real Estate Terms to Know Before Buying

Buying Property anywhere should cause one to pause and reflect on the investment. However, in France, there are some nuances to the way the residential real estate market operates. In addition, there is associated terminology that is specific to the real estate transaction process that you should know before buying …

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Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Buying a Home in Provence and L’Art de la Rencontre

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Yesterday Andy and I sat in the Artisan Bakery on The Quay in Exeter, raising a cup of coffee to celebrate the 3 years since we signed the papers and picked up the keys to our long-dreamed-for house in Provence. Of course we would have rather been …

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IFI Tax Buying Property France @ProvenceSearch
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceSophia van Woensel-Mose

Buying French Property – Who Represents You?

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 the Netherlands. Maybe you contacted an estate agent assuming that …

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Buying Property in France Listing Agent
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceSophia van Woensel-Mose

Buying Property in Provence: Viewings

House purchase negotiations are a delicate process anywhere in the world. Tempers quickly flare, and communications can break down because of misunderstandings or hurt feelings. When you don’t speak French fluently and don’t know the ins and outs of French customs and the French real estate market, then things could …

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South Luberon House Sale Pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

South Luberon House for Sale

Occasionally it’s time to say goodbye to a house. Even if it is one that you built yourselves and where all four (yes 4!) of your children grew-up. Recently, I was hiking with Agathe Forest of Live & Love Provence in the Alpilles. She shared that their family home was on the market so …

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Buying Property in France Listing Agent
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

Buying Property in France: Listing Agents One is not Enough

Understanding Real Estate Agents in France When looking to buy a property in France – especially if you’re not fluent in French – it can be tempting to register with one anglophone estate agent and hope for the best. For many house hunters, the search in France starts like that. …

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French Riviera Vence Properties for Sale
Sophia van Woensel-MoseStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Where to Buy Property on the French Riviera: Vence

By Sophia Mose: Buying Property in Vence versus St Paul-de-Vence Vence is a pretty medieval market town in the hills north of Nice on the Côte d’Azur. About 20 minutes from Nice airport, it has a population of about 19 000 people. The town is often overshadowed by its more …

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Renovation in Provence: Bedroom and Bathroom Transformation @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Renovation in Provence: Bedroom and Bathroom Transformation

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our tiny house is an awkward triangular shape. This is most evident in the upstairs room and the kitchen. Basically, anywhere you would need to put a large rectangular object– like a bed! Everything has been a compromise to make the space appear bigger …

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Renovation in Provence #ExpatLiving @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Our Renovation in Provence: Shopping for Bathroom Tiles

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Robin wanted to stick to the traditional non-baked cement tile. They add a lot of local character. Check out my Instagram for a couple photos of local cement time floors. These tiles are well known in Portugal, but have been used all over Europe. In …

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Bargain Hunting #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Provencal Bargain Hunting at the Tip

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: OK it’s not quite the title that usually draws readers, but I thought this afternoon’s trip was worth sharing. Since moving in I’ve been busy trying to find nice pieces of furniture for the house and needless to say I don’t want to spend …

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