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Old A Vendre Sign Photo by Chris Northwood (Wikimedia)

How to Sell your House in France

So you’ve decided to sell your house in France? For whatever reason you have made this decision, the steps through to a successful sale are not very different from elsewhere. The property is put on the market by whatever means for whatever price and is viewed…….  or not! Offers may be made and one must […]

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Notaire's Sign

Notaires (Notary Public)

Notaires A Notaire (Notary Public) is a legal specialist whose job is to draw up authenticated contracts on behalf of their clients.  Notaires are self-employed professionals.  This means each notaire or notary practice is responsible for their own offices and are paid by their clients. They deal with: the family: such as marriage contracts, divorce, […]

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Rooftops Cahors

Viewing Houses to Buy

We arrived in Cahors the main town of the Lot a sunny Saturday morning in mid-July, parked and looked into one estate agents (immobilier).  We explained our aim of viewing houses to buy and arranged a first visit on the Tuesday.  We were sure to like this house as it was already being renovated by […]

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Our holiday home in the Lot

Buying a Holiday Home in France

I was standing behind the house looking down at a concrete slab. “Is that the septic tank?” I asked the estate agent. “Yes” he replied. Well, that is what I thought I asked! I guess I was being just a might too cool. I didn’t bother lifting the slab. I was still recovering from a serious shoulder dislocation […]

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