Episode 78: How to buy a property in France
Updated: Nov 15, 2021
Have you every dreamed about owning a gorgeous country cottage, historic chateau or sophisticated city pad in France?
Suzanna Clarke, a New Zealander formerly based in Australia, has made her home in Fez in Morocco, (you may have heard her on epsiode 12 of ExtraVirgin Food & Travel Podcast talking about renovating her home in the medina,) splitting her time between there and France since 2007 when she bought her first apartment in Bordeaux.
Having just added to her property portfolio with a sprawling country property in Lot-et-Garonne (which you can rent!) close to the border of the Dordogne and Gironde she's intending to move there with her husband and children soon.
In addition to her own properties in France and Morocco, she also manages European properties for other people.
In this episode of ExtraVirgin, Natascha talks to Suzanna about the pleasures and pitfalls of property ownership in France.
They discuss the best (and worst) value regions, how much you'll actually need to buy something, what to beware of and much more.