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Friday, June 18, 2010

A sad day in the Languedoc

Why , might you ask is this a sad day in the Languedoc? Simply because one of my favourite Languedoc houses has just been sold which means that I will no longer have the pleasure of showing people round on viewings.

The house in question is a wonderful villa in Roujan just outside of Pezenas.

This house has it all. A generous 5 beds, 3 baths, double garage,wine cellar, spa, lovely 1600m plot and large, heated swimming pool.

I have been singing the praises of this house for some time now and am happy to say (although sad at the same time) that it has now found a new home. The new buyers have opted for the house as well as an additional plot again of 1600m below. What a wonderful package. They will undoubtably enjoy many a happy summers day around the wonderful pool of one of my favourite houses.

Property ref ROUCOS, you will be missed.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

House near Pezenas with wonderful view

I have just taken on a really nice 3 bed villa about 12 mins from Pezenas in the pretty village of Margon.
This detached villa was built about 10 years ago and is in tip top condition. I won't bore you with a great long description as all you really need to know is this;
  • 105 sqm living space
  • Large garage suitable for conversion into guest suite
  • Approx 800 sqm plot
  • Swimming pool
The price of such views? A very realistic €325,000

I'm hoping to get this onto the website soon but am being hampered by horrible weather. This house deserves some brilliant photos so I'll just have to wait for the sun to come back.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Good Languedoc house gets even better..........

I've been banging on for a few weeks now about a fabulous Languedoc house that is for sale in a really nice residential part of Pezenas just 1 mile from the centre of town.

This house has just had a price drop and is now for sale at €420,000.

At this price interest is sure to pick up and I wouldn't rule out the owners accepting a lower offer from somebody who can move quickly!

For more information on this wonderful Languedoc property click here or call me on 00 33 467 00 11 71 before it's too late!


Interesting changes to TVA rules for Languedoc Property

I have just spoken to a Notaire contact of mine who tells me that the TVA repayment rules in France have just been changed.

It was always the case that if you sold a property in France that was less than 5 years old you would have to pay back TVA (VAT) on the entire selling price. At a rate of 19.6% this could often be quite a sum and was a large factor in some people's choice to sell or not sell their Languedoc property.

Notaire Maitre PEITAVY has just told me that this is no longer the case and TVA is no longer payable here.

To get this straight from the horses mouth so to speak, contact Maitre PEITAVY Frederic as follows;

PEITAVY Frédéric

He's a very nice guy, knows his stuff and speaks good English. You can email him at frederic.peitavy@notaires.fr 


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New house for sale in Port du Roy

I have just been given a new house for sale in Port du Roy marina development in Aigues Mortes.

This town house in Port du Roy is, in my opinion, one of the best to come on to the market in a while.

It is a 3 bed 2 bath end of terrace house with small garden, first floor terrace and hard to find 12.37m mooring length.

The seller has been very realistic with his asking price hoping to steal the show from other similair house in the marina with a very competitive price of €399,000.

Details will be going up onto the Languedoc Property Finders website and the house will be available to view along with other properties in the Port du Roy from next week.

Call me to talk about the Port du Roy or any other Languedoc Properties on either of the numbers below.

UK - 020 7193 9341
France - 00 33 467 00 11 71

Simon Kerridge
Languedoc Property Finders

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Finally people are starting to listen to me !

I had a long conversation with a client of mine last week selling a fab house in Cruscades, a lovely Languedoc house just north of Narbonne.

The conversation was about price and I told him that if he wanted to achieve a sale he would need to drop his price to €599,000. This was not easy for the client to hear and was made all the more diffuclt as he was not getting any feedback from other agents.

In the end he agreed to follow my advice and we dropped the price to €599,000. At this price the house represents good value for money in todays market and I am pleased to say that an offer at the asking price has just been accepted.

This just goes to show that you cannot judge the value of a property by how much you can knock off the asking price.


Great house will shortly be SOLD

I have just come off the phone with the vendor of this fabulous property in Pezenas who has instructed me to reduce the asking price to €450,000.

At this price this house is definately not going to hang around for long. It really is a fabulous property, but more importantly than that, it's in a fabulous location.

Click here to see more photos.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Port du Roy update - New house in Quai des Galions????

Went to the Port du Roy marina in Aigues Mortes on Saturday for some viewings and to see a new house that may be coming on to the market.

It was pouring with rain when I arrived but my clients were on time and were very nice people so that made things a bit better. Then after 5 mins the rain stopped and the sun came out. Fantastic.

Even in the rain and the gloom I seem to love the Port du Roy more and more each time I visit.

The house in the Port du Roy that I visited to value was fab. A really nice position in the Quai des Galions section of the marina. The house, which is 3 beds and 2 baths is well situated within the Quai des Galions with a really nice outlook and the bonus of a 12.66m mooring. One of very few in the marina of this length.

Approx 90 sqm with an integral garage, downstairs WC and fab balcony off the main bedroom overlooking the water.

I think that Quai des Galions is one of the nicest parts of the Port du Roy marina and am hoping that this house comes on to the market. It also has a real bonus of being end of terrace which means you get an access way down the side of the house to the mooring. 

Not much at first glance but when you stop and think about it this gives you the ability to move stuff from boat to car and back without having to go through the house. Very handy indeed.

I am due to speak to the owner of this house this week so will let you know what happens. If it does come on to the market this house in Quai des Galions is sure to draw a lot of interest.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Very special Languedoc house

This very handsome and very special Languedoc house has just come on to the market at €495,000.

The reason this house is so special can be summed up in about 4 points;

1. It is a beautiful period property.

2. It is a most tranquil and picturesque setting.

3. It has a wonderful garden with swimming pool.

4. It is within 20 mins walk of the centre of Pezenas via some very pretty small local roads.

Properties like this do not come onto the market very often and this looks set to be sold very quickly.

To see full details of this magnificent Languedoc house follow this link and type ref: PEZBIS into the reference search box.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fab period Languedoc house

Last week I went to value a wonderful period property in a pretty village about 20 mins from Pezenas.

This handsome double fronted Languedoc house offers 4 double bedrooms, one of which is huge, 2 bathrooms all of which are on the first floor.

The ground floor has a beautiful entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, formal drawing room and fab kitchen breakfast room.

This floor leads out onto a large terrace which in turn has a spiral staircase leading down to a HUGE garage, parking place and small garden on the ground floor.

The whole place is absolutely immaculate and is sure to generate a lot of interest if it comes to the market.

I am due to hear back from the owner early next week.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A seriously good Languedoc property for sale

If you are looking for the best house to buy in the Languedoc region of France then this could well be it.

This 5 bed 1 bath, 2 shower house has everything you could want in this budget.

Maintained to an exacting standard, with large swimming pool, double garage, spa, wine cellar and fabulous views this Languedoc villa has got to be the property of the month.

Price - €430,000

Call me now to arange a viewing before it's too late. You will not be dissapointed.

00 33 467 00 11 71

For more info and photos click here and type in ROUCOS into the reference search box.

Snow in the Languedoc !!!!

What a surprise yesterday morning when I woke up. A good 2 inches of snow everywhere. I know that this is a very common site of late in most of the UK but here in the "Sunny" south of France it is a very rare sight indeed.

Today the sun is out and the Languedoc is back to normal.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A busy week in the world of Languedoc property

Well I don't think that we're about to see prices start rocketing up but activity levels in the world of Languedoc property have most definately picked up. Or is it that activity levels are the same but the quality of buyers have improved? I think it's a bit of both.

Certainly this is the time of year when the most serious buyers tend to fly out for a 3-4 day property search trip and at the moment I have some very serious buyers indeed who are here hoping to see the house of their dreams.

This week has seen some very interesting new houses come onto the market as well.

  • I've just been instructed on a really nice 2 double bed, 2 bath village house in Puissalicon, with small private courtyard garden, in good condition, with original features at a very sensible €135,000. 

It's going to take me a few days to get photos and measurements organised but watch this space.

  • This afternoon I'm going to see a 150 sqm 3 bed village house in Abeilhan with courtyard garden, roof terrace and aparently some fabulous views. This looks like it will be in the €230,000 region but I'll confirm this once I've seen it.

  • And last but by no means least, one of the most amazing period village houses I have ever seen. Think village house meets chateau with a large helping of "Grand Designs" and you'll be on the right track.

In the pretty village of Nebian, 3-5 beds, depending on how you use the space, huge 100 sqm vaulted reception room, 2 terraces, garage and a seriously big dollop of "WOW". I showed this to clients yesterday who are thinking of making an offer so we'll have to see what happens over the weekend but if they don't go for it and you've got €295,000 in your pocket then I suggest you get onto ryanair.com as fast as you can and get over here quickly.

More info and photos to follow but for now you can see the locations of these three villages on the map below.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Villa in Caux a real winner

Yesterday I visited a fabulous villa in Caux, just outside Pezenas.

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This villa in Caux is a really smart modern villa made of lovely big blocks of stone. Unusual but it works very well. It's 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and lovely big reception/dining room with modern open-plan kitchen.

The house is around 125 sqm of living space plus garage and sits on a plot of just under 900 sqm.

It has gas run underfloor heating throughout and a lovely landscaped garden with fabulous summer terrace and swimming pool.

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The house is expected to come onto the market in the next week or so at around €350-375,000 which is pretty much the right price for a house of such quality. It's in a really nice location and is sure to generate plenty of attention.

If you're planning a viewing trip to France and would like to get a preview of this fab villa in Caux then call me now on 00 33 467 00 11 71 to arange a viewing.

Friday, January 29, 2010

House in Pomerols with gorgeous garden

I saw a really lovely house in the pretty village of Pomerols yesterday.

A 4 bed villa of approx 110 sqm on a really nice, private plot of nearly 900 sqm.

This villa in Pomerols is in really nice condition, is well situated only a few minutes from the beach and comes with a fab outdoor hot tub, ideal for those warm summer evenings.

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The garden is well established and very well maintained and offers ample room for a swimming pool and well as off street parking for several cars plus garage.

I'll post again should this fab Languedoc property come onto the market. Expected price? Circa €350,000.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Townhouses in Canet selling well

As I predicted, the moment these townhouses started to leek a bit like houses rather than looking like a messy building site, things started to happen.

Of the six houses in Canet that are being developed, there are only now three left.

This doesn't mean that it's only the dross that's left mind you. The units still available are actually some of my favourites. Units 1, 4 and 5 are available, number 4 being my favourite. With prices of these townhouses in Canet starting at €185,000 it's easy to see why. You can a good amount of space for your money, good build quality, 10 year guarantee, garage and terrace in a really nice village with plenty of commerce only 5 mins from the A75 motorway and about 30-40 mins from the beach.

To see more details of these houses before it's too late click here and type in the ref: CANPRO in the search reference box or call me on 00 33 467 00 11 71.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Port du Roy photo

Here's another photo taken on Quai d'Honneur this morning, one of the marinas that make up the Port du Roy.

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Port du Roy update

I went to the Port du Roy marina development in Aigues Mortes this morning to meet clients. They are looking for a 2-3 bed house in Port du Roy with a mooring for their boat.

It was a nice sunny morning and the marina looked fantastic with the sun shining on the water.

We looked at two house for sale. A 1 bed house and a 2 bed house. Both had small gardens with moorings directly adjacent. The one bed house with mooring is 216,000€ and the 2 bed house is 270,000€. Both houses have allocated parking spaces and the larger one has integrated air-conditioning throughout.

If you like the seound of either of these two houses in the Port du Roy then email me or call me on 00 33 467 00 11 71.

If you'd like to see what properties in Languedoc we have for sale at the moment, including houses in Port du Roy then click here.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Languedoc property back in people's thoughts

I have just looked at my site statistics and am pleased to say that visits to the Languedoc Property Finders website over the last month are up compared to the same period last year.

We have already had a good number of serious enquiries from people looking for houses for sale in the Languedoc and I have a good feeling about 2010.

Maybe the Sunday Times was right? Maybe property in Languedoc is going to be the hot ticket for 2010. when you look at pictures of wonderful villas for sale in Languedoc such as this one it's easy to see why.

CLICK HERE to view all our properties for sale.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Back to work and buying a house in Languedoc is top of the list

Well, after a well earned break for Christmas it's back to work again on this bright and sunny (but very cold) January morning.

As is usual, now that Christmas is out of the way and people have settled back into the reality of the working year. This means that traffic of our website has started to rise and the number of people enquiring about buying a property in the Languedoc has also started to rise. Incidentally, I don't know if you read the article in the Sunday Times the other week (I missed it) but apparently it said that the fashion for buying property in such places as Romania has all but finished and Britons are now turning their attentions back to the old favourite of France and buying a house in the Languedoc is top of their list.

We shall see if 2010 bears this out but looking at the enquiries I've had over Christmas I'd say it's been a good start.

Follow this link to view all our available property to buy in Languedoc

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A cloudy day in Languedoc

I just popped in to the office to collect some post (Not re-opening after Christmas until Monday) and can report that the weather in Languedoc, or in Herault at least is a little dull today.

It's a cold day with a lot of cloud cover. It's quite nice to have the seasons, but as every year, when we get into January I start to look forward to the warm sumshine of spring.

The cold weather certainly doesn't put of house hunters looking to grab themselves a good Languedoc property and I can report that I already have a good number of people coming over to France looking for property in Languedoc, property in Herault and of course, property in Pezenas.

If you're looking to buy a house in Languedoc then contact us by calling 00 33 467 00 11 71 or emailing us.