This week, John Starr, our property finder for the Dordogne/Corrèze secured one lucky couple a house in Excideuil (Périgord Blanc) for just €52,500.

It’s habitable, double glazed and insulated throughout, with oil fired central heating and a fosse septique, not to mention 2,000sqm of land and a garage.

The property was originally on the market for €75,600. “It’s a matter of getting the balance right” said John afterwards.

“By working  with the immobilier, knowing how long the property was for sale and by knowing some of the people who lived in that commune, I was able to negiotiate the price down without insulting the seller” he added.

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