As soon as anyone starts to search for French property
it is hard not to be amazed by the value for money French houses offer compared to those in the U.K. Low prices and the huge range of styles and locations can be tempting and confusing. If you are new to the search for French property you will probably quickly begin to notice that different regions have different priced property. Generally the more rural an area the cheaper the prices will be. For anyone looking for a real French bargain house
then most of the central France regions (Limousin
) now known as Nouvelle-Aquitaine offer the best value for money. Not only are houses in most of this region cheaper than elsewhere in France but because it has not been so popular with local house buyers, there are still many properties which offer even larger bargains as they are still awaiting some renovation and refurbishment work. For anyone looking for a bargain property in France
who has not yet chosen the area they want to look in, it is well worth looking at Deux Sevres
, Haute Vienne
. However, if you are searching for bargain properties
in other parts of France we are always happy to point you in the direction of the parts of any region which offer the best value houses.
Grab yourself a special bargain
Looking at the low price of houses for sale in France
you may be surprised to know that from time to time you could grab even more of a bargain. Healey Fox
offer a special selection of bargain properties. These properties are offered at below the market price for various reasons. Sometimes an owner needs to sell quickly to move to a different part of France for work and in France you cannot even begin the process of buying another property until you have a confirmed buyer for your current home. On other occasions ill health or bereavement cause an owner to sell quickly and sometimes if a property has not sold in the first few months the owner will make a sizeable reduction to get a quick sale. To be able to profit from such a bargain French property
you will need to have your finances in place before you make an offer to buy. Owners who considerably reduce the price of their property only do so to find a buyer who can complete the first contract to buy immediately. To sign this document you need to be certain that you have the finances to complete the purchase otherwise you are at risk of losing the 10% deposit that you will need to pay when signing the first contract.