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Books on buying property in France


Buying a house in France can be quite a complicated process - with lots of legal and financial issues involved. The books below give adv ice and tips on how best to approach your house purchase.

Buying a House in France

Michael Streeter. 2010.



Buying a House in France is the only book with up-to-date information on the current French property market. Written by trusted property experts who live and work in France, Buying a House in France provides inside information on the up-and-coming areas in France, where the bargains are to be found as well as full coverage of the regions already popular with British buyers.

Buying a Property: France

The Sunday Times, 2008



This book uncovers the best places for you to buy, from Brittany to the Cote d'Azur. It gives the lowdown on visas, work permits and education. It covers the details of finding a property: choosing types of accommodation either old or brand new, renovating and home security. It offers specialist advice on mortgages, taxes, surveys and conveyancing. It guides you through the settling in process, from education and healthcare to mobile phone services and banking. It puts France into context with details on its political, economic and religious situation, and social behaviour. It helps with the challenges of finding a job.

Buying and Renovating a Property in France

144 pages. 2004.



"This book offers a comprehensive overview for those with little or no knowledge of buying and renovating in France" -- Living France magazine. About the Author: Richard Whiting has been living in France for 20 years. He worked in the 1990s for several years selling properties for French estate agents and specialised in British buyers. He translates property information and is now the translator for the prestigious French property magazine, Demeures et Chateaux.

Buying Property in France

120 pages. 2005.



This pocket guide provides a quick and convenient overview of the realities and practicalities of buying a property in France, and what you should consider before embarking on your dream. It highlights the important things that you as a would-be purchaser must consider, whether it is buying a property as a second home or for letting as a business. Advice and information is given on finding the right property, working with local surveyors, appointing a notaire, and the processes involved. Other important legal considerations for UK nationals, such as Wills and inheritance tax are also considered.

Complete Guide to Property Investment in France

304 pages. 2013.





Gerry Fitzgerald has investment properties in France, the UK and Ireland and is engaged full time in managing his portfolio. He is author of How to Invest in the UK Property Market.

Essential Questions To Ask When Buying A House In France

Kindle Only. 2012.



You’re planning to take the plunge and invest in your dream: a property and perhaps a life in France. How can you avoid making crucial mistakes? This book will take you step by step through the process by addressing the essential questions you need to ask both yourself and French professionals. Benefit from Mark Sampson’s experience as he guides you entertainingly through the questions you need to ask about what sort of house to buy, where to look, what’s involved in the contractual process and what to do once you’ve bought your house. Learn at every stage of the way what’s vital to be aware and wary of, including relevant French laws and customs.

Sniffing Out the Perfect Plot in Provence

Jamie Ivey. 320 pages. 2012.







The plot of land was perfect, just what they'd been looking for, offering expansive views across the valley and within walking distance of the local village. There was only one small problem ,there was no house. And yet the land was affordable and came, the agent promised, with a possible income from a copse of truffle oaks. Just after the birth of their first daughter, after leaving the London rat race behind, here was a chance for Jamie and his wife to finally realise their dream of owning a property.

The Best Places to Buy a Home in France

Joe Laredo. 2006.



An important new edition of the best-selling book about where to buy real estate in France. Contains essential information to help readers find the best region and town to suit their lifestyle and requirements. Essential reading for anyone planning to invest in real estate in France.

The French Property Buyer's Handbook

Natalie Avelia. 2007.



This essential 2nd edition takes you through all the stages of buying a house and moving to France, covering everything a non-French person needs to know about. Plus hundreds of tips and lots of advice on all those small matters that are key to making your purchase in France a success. All this is explained in straight-forward language, supported by a wealth of tables, contact details for further information, and many case studies of people who have bought property in France.

Buying a Home in France: A Survival Handbook

David Hampshire. 2008.



Buying a Home in France" is essential reading for anyone planning to buy a home in France, and is designed to guide you through the property maze and save you time, trouble and money. Most importantly, it is packed with vital information to help you avoid disasters that can turn your dream home into a nightmare! Since it was first published in 1996, "Buying a Home in France" has been the best-selling and most comprehensive book about buying property in France. It contains up to twice as much information as similar books and is now printed in full colour.Quotes from readers: 'I would recommend this book to anyone considering the purchase of a French property - get it early so you do it right! 'If you're thinking about buying property in France.

L'Architecture Rurale en Languedoc et en Roussillon

Christian Lhuisset. 2013. French.



A guide to the architecture of Languedoc's villages and farming communities.





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