A house in France: the Buyer's Guide
Welcome to the FrenchEntrée guide to buying houses in France
In this zone you'll find everything you need in order to buy a French house. Start by reading our step-by-step guide to buying a French house
. Find information on the property contracts compromis de vente
and acte de vente
, the role of the notaire
, French diagnostic surveys
, the cost of buying
. This is where you'll also find property trends information, including property survey results
. We also have a selection of real life stories, case studies and readers' advice
features so you can read the French property buying experiences of others. Plus don't forget to check out our investment property
If you want to share your French house buying experience, or have ideas for new topics please don’t hesitate to get in touch
Need to buy euros?
Organising currency to buy your house in France
Planning to buy a property in France? Read the complete guide to buying euros in our France Currency Exchange
Looking for advice or a quote from a euro currency dealer?
Visit our Eco Homes zone
Our Eco Homes zone is jam-packed with useful information on installing eco products in France, tax credits and loans, as well as real life case studies from expats who have already gone green. Visit the zone
Selling your house in France
If you have a house in France to sell, visit our selling French property zone
where we have a wealth of information to help you sell your French house. With advice on marketing your French property, to the legal implications, we have compiled all the factual information as well as some real life stories from expats.
French Houses - Words and Phrases
Baffled by compromis de vente? Bamboozled by Clause Tontine? Then visit our glossary
of French houses expressions. And for a full and easy-to-read guide to the French language visit our Language Zone