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Friday, May 22, 2009

New Property in Baillargues - just on the market for sale


Property in Baillargues, I just took on this delightful home in the historic village of Baillargues. 

Baillargues is a suburb of Montpellier and is a 15 minute drive to the centre of Montpellier.  There is the best international (BAC) school, from Kindergarden to Lycee, less than 5 mins away.  

The Golf Course at the Massane is renowned as one of the best in this area.

All facilities that you require are within walking distance.

The property is ready to move into.  Has a wonderful separate studio of 18M2.

The house has maturing cherry and apricot trees, loaded with fruit this year!  The front and back gardens are beautifully maintained.  This house for sale in Baillargues is incredibly priced and should be viewed as soon as possible. 

Follow this link to see details of all our properties for sale including this house in Baillargues, or call me NOW to arrange a viewing on  06 68 14 46 08.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Property in Montpellier

I just had an interesting call from a client hoping to relocate to Montpellier.  Property in Montpellier is their choice for living.  The client also wants to open a business in central Montpellier too.

This makes me think that a lot of changes are coming to central Montpellier.  The clients decided on property in Montpellier having already tried Bordeaux.  Montpellier property is far more interesting as we have the SUN and SEA and a wonderful City with great Universities located in centre.

Watch this space to see how we progress.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some new pages added

We have just added some new information pages to our list of towns and villages in the Herault department of the Languedoc.

We now have pages on Property in Baillargues and Property in Castelnau-le-Lez (a very desirable area of Montpellier) so have a read and see what you think.

Les Jardins de St.Benoit nearly finished

I have just received these photos of the stunning leaseback development "Les Jardins de St.Benoit".

You can see how well things have progresses here and how good the development is looking.

There are still a few well placed units left for sale at Les Jardins de St.Benoit so if you like the look of these pictures contact me for more information or to arange a site visit.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Port du Roy property management

I have been speaking with various clients who have bought property in the Port du Roy development in Aigues Mortes who have asked me about Port du Roy property management.

It seems that an awful lot of people in the Port du Roy would like someone to look after their houses while they're not there.

People have asked for various levels of Port du Roy property management ranging from simple keyholding and a monthly security check to full cleaning and a welcome pack prior to their arrival.

With this in mind I am talking to someone to see about putting property management in Port du Roy into action so if you have a house in Port du Roy or a Villa in Port du Roy contact me and tell me what you'd like.

Also, if you want to talk about advertising your property to rent in Port du Roy, we are starting to put in place a system for this as well.

Watch this space for more updates.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Chateau les Carrasses hits the spot

I had my first "Full" tour of the beautiful Chateau les Carrasses yesterday. It took 2 hours but was well worth it.

The Chateau les Carrasses sits comfortably in the rolling countryside just outside Capestang, about 15 mins from Beziers.


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The Chateau itself is to be turned into a collection of luxury apartments while it's various outbuildings are to be turned into a collection of houses with private gardens and swimming pools and a few apartments.

The developer is focussing on quality rather than quantity and is only using existing buildings to convert. The local Mayor was quite happy to give permission for some new build on the plot but the developer was very clear in his vision for what this project was to be.

Character, Quality, Lifestyle and Intimacy.

With only 28 units being created I am confident that his vision is sound and I would highly recommend an early viewing. If you want to capture the spirit of this part of France but don't want to hassle of owning a second home and don't want to be tied into any kind of restrictive use then this is what you've been waiting for.

Domaine de Lavagnac is now available

The long awaited official launch of the stunning Domaine de Lavagnac is now here. Phase 1 is now available and reservations have already been taken. Early investors are being offered a guaranteed return of 7% !!!!!

To see a list of property for sale at the Domain de Lavagnac follow this link and simply enter LAV into the reference search box.

For those of you who don’t know this development, the Domaine de Lavagnac is being hailed as the most exciting development in the south of France. It combines luxury homes with modern architecture; an 18 hole championship golf course & clubhouse and a luxurious 1000m2 spa.

All this encircles a 400-year old château better known as the ‘Versailles du Languedoc’ – which is to become the 5-star hotel, where you will sip champagne on limestone terraces overlooking the château’s formal gardens.



The problem I’ve always had with most new developments in this part of the world is that they always look amazing in the artist’s impressions but more often than not have a compromised location. I can honestly say that as far I am concerned the situation of the Lavagnac project is nothing short of spectacular.

One of the most interesting points about this project is the density of building relative to the overall site. The last thing you want from a luxury residential development is to feel like you’re crammed in to the site with loads of other people and haven’t got room to breath. With Lavagnac there will be no such concern, the building permissions that have been granted equate to permission to build on 3% of the total site which means that there will be plenty of wonderful, mature landscape for you to play golf in or simply go for a walk or a cycle.

Purchase options for the Domaine de Lavagnac are as follows;


  • Option 1 Outright purchase – You can buy a property here as a second home and use it as and when you wish. As this option does not involve a “Leaseback commitment” there is no VAT saving.

  • Option 2 Fifty/Fifty – A very attractive option in my opinion. You get up to six months of the year for personal use (excluding 1st 2 weeks of July and the month of August). When not in personal use, the property will be added to the rental pool and be rented out by the management company. You will then receive a return of 50% on all net rental income. The big advantage here is that the property falls into the “Leaseback” scheme and as such you benefit from a VAT rebate of 19.6% which is a pretty nice saving.

  • Option 3 Early investor deal – This option is only available on the first 106 properties in Phase 1. The property is bought under the leaseback scheme and buyers will receive a 7 % net return on their purchase which will cover the mortgage payments and outgoings. By way of example, a net purchase of €360,000 on a 2 bed apt will yield €25,200 per annum assuming a 10% deposit. This arrangement allows the buyer 1 week in High Season and three in Low Season and based on a fixed rate mortgage of 5% over 25 years. This is already proving to be of real interest to people and a number of reservations have already been taken.

Types of properties available in Phase 1


Click on a photo or a property name to be taken to a more detailed information page about that property directly on our website.

You may also like to visit our YouTube page and have a look at the three Lavagnac videos that we have including;
  1. The Development
  2. Your New Home
  3. The Golf Course


"Le Syrah" - 2 bed, 2 bath ground floor apartment with garden and shared swimming pool - Price: 360,000 € (ex VAT)



"Le Carignan" - 2 bed, 2 bath first floor apartment with terrace and shared swimming pool - 375,000 € (ex VAT)



"Le Merlot" - 3 bed, 3 bath semi-detached house with first floor terrace, garden and shared swimming pool - 449,000 € (ex VAT)



"Le Cerisier" - 3 bed, 3 bath detached house with first floor terrace, garden and private swimming pool - Prices from 599,000 € (ex VAT)



"l'Amandier" - 4 bed, 4 bath detached house with first floor terrace, garden, garage and private swimming pool - Prices from 699,000 € (ex VAT)



"Le Pin Parasol" - (only 2 available) 5 bed, 5 bath detached house with first floor terraces, large garden, double garage and private swimming pool - 899,000 € (ex VAT)





I'm sure you will not be dissapointed with this development. It really does exactly what it says on the tin.

Call me to talk about individual houses, to arange a site visit or to reserve your unit now on 00 33 467 00 11 71



Simon Kerridge