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Buying a property

Everything you need to know about buying a property

 

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The cost of housing

Find out in real-time how much you will need to buy property on the French Riviera. This overview of the real-estate market has been validated by local professionals.

The statistics are provided by the Observatoire Immobilier d’Habitat which has been studying the property market on the French Riviera for more than 35 years. More information on: www.cote-azur.cci.fr/OIH

N.B.: The figures represent average prices per m2, and are for information only. They are not intended to be used to evaluate the value of a property.

To have an idea of the real-estate market, it is also important to consider:

  • the exact location of a property,
  • its condition,
  • the quality of its features.

An on line “housing map” from Fnaim Côte d’Azur is a useful tool for property sellers to analyse the real-estate market neighbourhood by neighbourhood : www.fnaim06.fr

Finding property

There are a number of ways to find property to buy in the private sector:

  • If you work for a company with more than 300 employees, contact your company’s housing commission (More information: here).

 

  • If you work for a company with more than 20 employees, contact your company’s “1%” collecting body. Some of these bodies have their own real estate (More information: here).

In either case you can :

  • Contact property developers directly (classified ads, websites etc).
  • Contact estate agencies. Most are organised into unions or associations and follow a code of conduct which will save you time looking for property and negotiating with the developer.

Looking for an estate agency ? : click here

Looking for  property developers ?  : click here

  • Websites listing property to buy.
    (remember to check the legal terms and conditions on the site).
  • You can look at the new website Bienici.com .

 

Buying an existing property

There are a number of ways to find property to buy:

  • If you work for a company with more than 300 employees, contact your company’s housing commission.
  • If you work for a company with more than 20 employees, contact your company’s “1%” collecting body. Some of these bodies have their own real estate.

In either case you can :

  • Contact owners directly (classified ads, websites etc).
  • Contact estate agencies. Most are organised into unions or associations and follow a code of conduct which will save you time looking for property and negotiating with the owner.

Looking for an estate agency? : click here

  • Websites listing property to  buy.
    (remember to check the legal terms and conditions on the site).
  • You can look at the new website Bienici.com .