There are many things you need to consider before buying your property on the French Riviera, just like any other home – no matter the country, the climate or area. Here at Bruce International, we have put together our top tips and what questions you need to ask yourself before buying a home in the South of France.
So what questions should you ask?
- Why Are You Buying? How Do You Plan On Using Your Property?
There are many reasons why you might want to purchase property on the French Riviera, but before you think about anything further, you need to decide the main reason you’re looking to make this investment.Are you looking for a family holiday home, a romantic getaway space or your retirement forever-home? Not that you need an excuse to purchase a stunning property in such a desirable location, which speaks for itself!Each village and town has different characteristics, we are sure we can find the perfect spot for you, you just need to narrow down why you’re looking to purchase and therefore the characteristics you require from your new house.With year round sunshine, delicious food, stunning views and endless glamour, let us take you through just some of the many reasons you should buy your next investment along the Cote d’Azur.
- Where Should You Buy?
Sun-kissed beaches and beautiful marinas full of luxurious yachts, shops and restaurants. Who could blame you for wanting to purchase a property in this highly desirable area full of exotic flavours and fragrances?The French Riviera is a beautiful coastline that covers over 550 miles, each town and village graced with different picturesque views and beaches, fascinating history and friendly people! So how should you approach the hard decision of deciding where you want your property to be; from glorious beaches in Cannes to picturesque views in Cap d’Antibes, from the natural and preserved Saint-Paul de Vence to perfume-capital Grasse.With so many places, with such different characteristics, we have provided you with an overview of our favourite locations and why they’d be perfect to buy your new home in, discover some of the best locations along the Cote d’Azur.
- What Is The History?
The French Riviera isn’t all sandy beaches, designer boutiques and fine dining, once lined with humble fishing ports, the Cote d’Azur has a whole lot of history to it!Along with finding out the history of the property you are purchasing, discovering what work has been previously carried out on it and the potential to add extensions and more value to the property, you should also look into the history of the location.This will help you to understand the culture surrounding you, why the buildings are built the way in which they are and more about the locals and their past families you’ll be living amongst. Research, research, research! We recommend carrying out multiple searches on the area, joining forums to discuss with locals, Bruce also have extensive knowledge of the French Riviera too, don’t hesitate to ask!If you’d like to explore a historic run down of the French Riviera, our latest blog post can take you through a timeline of the main events across the Cote d’Azur to give you an overview of why things to how they are today.
- Who Should You Buy With?
At Bruce International Properties, we deliver a wide range of quality property services. We can guarantee you a fully bespoke and personalised experience when you choose to buy on the South of France, our experienced real estate agents specialise in the Cote d’Azur area, and we are all personable, reliable and knowledgeable.No matter your size, style, location and budget requirements, we can search a specific selection of properties on the French Riviera to uncover your perfect match.Without a doubt, Bruce International Properties provide transparent and honest information about every property, explaining to you the pros and the cons so you can make a well informed decision and make the purchasing process as painless as possible.Most importantly, we want you to find your perfect property as much as you do, our love and passion for the Cote d’Azur shines throughout our work, and we would love for you to share our experience and enjoyment for the beautiful French Riviera.
Before your heart rules your head, Bruce have put together a blog to help you to understand the French Law and what that means for purchasing your property along the French Riviera. Read it here.
- When Is The Best Time To Purchase?
Of course, the best time to purchase your property along the French Riviera has to be when suits you, when you perfect property crops up and when finances are right.However, you want to ensure you make the most of your visits when you are viewing properties and exploring the local area, in order to ensure you gain a real representation for what the location is really like.We have put together a calendar of the main events along the French Riviera, to ensure you don’t miss out on the local culture and festivities, in a variety of locations and timing of the events. From the Menton Lemon Festival to the Cannes Film Festival, ensure your diary has the most important dates of the French Riviera pencilled in.
Once you have decided on your French property requirements, your ideal location, explored the history, who you are buying from and when you’re looking to buy, take a look at our top tips. These will insure you purchase the best property that will give you many years of excitement, adventure and fun!
Bruce International Properties
Bruce International are a bespoke and professional real estate consultancy who offer a selection of exclusive apartments, houses and villas in the South of France; specifically the Côte d’Azur region. Our experts have a wealth of experience in the real estate industry and have provided a brief introduction into the legalities of buying a house in France.