Once you have decided to take the plunge and buy a French property, your first task will be to choose the right area for you. Please have a look at out French area guides; they are full of information on each corner of France and are definitely worth a good look before going any further! The secret of successfully buying a place in France is research, preferably before you even venture abroad. You may, of course, be fortunate and buy the first property you see without doing any homework and live happily ever after. However, a successful purchase is much more likely to occur if you thoroughly investigate the towns and communities in your chosen area.
Having your finances in order is another important step of the process, which may be sorted out with the help of your bank or (often better) with a bank specializing on French mortgages (see section below). We strongly advise you to sort out your finances before any viewings in France, as doing this will save you a great deal of time and money before starting a search.
This is also very important if you find the property of your dreams during your stay and if you wish to proceed quickly with your purchase.
Once your homework is done and your finances are in place, you are ready to fill out our questionnaire. The more precise your requirements are the better we will be able to assist in finding a property which suits you.