Tag Archives: Buying a house in France

Argenton à vendre

So, after reading my blog, you’ve fallen in love with Argenton-sur-Creuse and want to buy your own little piece of this medieval town in the centre of France? Well, hop off the train, and a quick walk up Rue Gambetta will reveal … Continue reading

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A smelly situation

When we bought our house in France we were told it was on mains drainage and that the old septic tank in the garage was not in use and so it was just a matter of removing it – something … Continue reading

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The bare essentials

The French don’t leave much behind when vacating houses (except in our case rubbish). They take with them things that we would consider part of the house: light fittings (you’re lucky if you’re left with a bare bulb) and kitchen … Continue reading

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Finally in France but facing disappointments

So after finding our house in France on the internet, paying our deposit on spec, visiting France to see it (and the town) in the flesh before signing the papers (my naturally cautious nature kicking in), waiting for settlement, arranging … Continue reading

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Time flies

After buying our house in France we decided to go “all in” and take a whole year off work to travel on a 12 month round-the-world air ticket (such good value) visiting Asia on the way over, spending 10 months … Continue reading

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A career opportunity?

Maybe it’s just the price bracket we looked at, or the sites we chose, but the French real estate ads we saw when house-hunting really amused me. Totally unpretentious, a candid snap or two was it. Certainly no concern about sprucing the place … Continue reading

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Why France?

When people ask us why we bought a house in France and in Argenton sur Creuse in particular it’s a question that’s a little hard to answer in concrete terms. It certainly wasn’t a carefully thought out, meticulously calculated financially … Continue reading

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