PURCHASING A PROPERTY IN FRANCE: THE BUYER’S GUIDE

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Welcome to the FrenchEntrée guide to buying a house in France. In this zone you'll find everything you need in order to buy a French house, right from the first viewings to the actual move. FrenchEntrée also has a dedicated property team to help you find your dream French home and you can search over 15,000 properties for sale in France here.

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 and more. This is where you'll also find information on property trends, regional and local French property guides, plus help sheets for different property types.

Find dedicated content about everything you need to help your French property purchase including French mortgages, Taxes in France, French property legal advice, how to save on your currency exchange, renovations and removals. Also find information on the effect of Brexit on French property buyers, owners and expats in France.

If you are looking for a specific product or service you can search our French Property Services Directory.

Where to buy in France

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What to buy in France

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Let us help you find your dream property in France

With over 2 million properties for sale on the market in France at any one time, finding the right property for you can be extremely time consuming and a minefield. FrenchEntrée has a team dedicated to identifying properties that could match your requirements and will help you organising viewings of them. This is a free service so don't be shy, let us assist you.

Want to know who we are before sharing your dream with us? Meet the FrenchEntrée Property Team.

If you let us know your project and what you are looking for, we will do our best to organise an effective property hunting trip in France and finding your dream property. Don't be alarmed if we call you to discuss your search, we just want to check that we have completely understood your project before starting the property selection for you.

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