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Everything French Real Estate Magazine

November 2013

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Everything French Real Estate Magazine Contents 5 Welcome

10 Australians in France

6 Property Viewing in France 11 Properties for Sale 7 Buyers Agent Services

12 Dordogne Property

8 Property Buying Tours

31 Gers Property

9 How To Buy A House in France

34 Real Estate Guides

Š Everything French Real Estate | Proprietor Alexander Petrovic Alexander Petrovic is registered to provide real estate services in France (Agent Commercial Immobilier) working with Carte Professionnelle T11353 - SIRET 749 968 608 00010 Everything French Real Estate - ABN 48 725 466 199 Disclaimer: We believe that the information contained within this document is true and accurate. Interested parties should make their own enquiries. For further details refer to our website disclaimer. Design by kme consulting


Welcome to Everything French Real Estate Everything French Real Estate is owned and operated by Australians living in South West France. Are you looking for that perfect French property to buy? Everything French Real Estate is owned and operated by Australians living in France who can guide you through the French Real Estate Market and help you find your perfect French Property. Real Estate For Sale We offer a variety of property for sale, from quaint cottages to grand chateau for sale across SW France. Property Viewing Services Have you found the perfect property online and need someone to inspect it for you? We offer a comprehensive Property Viewing Service that gives buyers an independent report on properties they are interested in purchasing. Buyers Agent Services We represent the buyer and help them find their perfect piece of French Real Estate. Buying property overseas is very different to Australia and so nothing should be taken for granted. Buyers need to be fully informed of their rights and responsibilities throughout the buying process. Engaging a buyers agent can help you avoid many pitfalls and save you time and money. Real Estate Buying Tours Our Real Estate Buying Tours are designed to introduce buyers to the French Real Estate Market and are tailored to your specific requirements.  Information We provide a range of information about French Real Estate and buying a property in France. Logistical Support We provide our clients with logistical support including organising building reports, pest inspections, translation services, accountants, insurance, opening bank accounts, international money transfers & other related services.

Real Estate Tours Everything French Real Estate conducts small personalised property tours through SW France that are tailored to suit your needs. Contact to get all the details. 5

Property Viewing Services The Everything French Real Estate Property Viewing Services will view properties you like and have seen on-line and supply you with a comprehensive and independent report. You live in Australia and looking to purchase your dream property in France. You have searched the internet and found several properties that you like and they seem right, however you are still not sure. Do the photos accurately portray the property? Is the description accurate? And what about the location? What is it near? A factory, a quarry, or noisy motorway?

Property Viewing Service Package Our comprehensive property viewing packages include the following;

A detailed written report on the Having purchased property in France we property. understand how difficult it can be trying to find that perfect property from afar. That is why we have introduced the Property Viewing Service to our business. The service aims at giving an independent and detailed report on the properties you are interested in. We provide you with a detailed report on the property - warts and all, so you know whether it is worth pursuing further. Our Property Viewing Services are designed to be affordable and are based upon an hourly rate / minimum fee.

Detailed Photographs of the property and surrounding area. Information on the property, location and the area. Floor Plans Video (optional) Contact Us Today For More Information

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Buyers Agent Services Save time and money by using the Everything French Real Estate Buyers Agent Services to find your perfect French Property.

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We represent you, the buyer, in finding your Perfect French Property.

We will work independently to find the perfect property for you. Save time, effort potentially thousands dollars.

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Local Knowledge - We live in France and are able to tap into local property knowledge and experts. Eliminate the stress and frustration of being shown inappropriate and unsuitable properties by selling agents that don't listen to the buyer’s needs. Gain access to a wider choice of properties (many not even advertised) via the contacts/ network of the Buyers Agent. Have an independent, professional Buyers Agent on your side.

Unlike Real Estate Agents who work for the vendor we work with your best interest in mind. As a Buyer's Agent we will help you find the property you want and link you with English speaking French Property Experts ensuring the buying process goes smoothly. In France often property is sold privately. Engaging a Buyer's Agent gives you access to properties otherwise not accessible. How it Works Step 1. We will ask you lots of questions to find our exactly what you are looking for, whether it's a town house, a country cottage or a farmhouse to renovate. Step 2. Once we have your brief we search the area talking to our local contacts to develop a short list of suitable properties. Step 3. We visit each property short listed and then provide you with a complete report including detailed photographs. Step 4. Once you have viewed the report we arrange suitable viewing times and accompany you on visits. Step 5. We will assist you to negotiate the best price.

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Property Buying Tours Are you looking for that perfect French property but not sure where to start? Everything French Real Estate conducts small personalised property tours through SW France that are tailored to suit your needs. The Dordogne is a popular area in SW Buying Tour Overview France to both live and holiday, with a thriving expat population, stunning historic 6 Nights/ 6 Days scenery and markets full of fresh produce, Our tours are flexible and can be this is a great part of France in which live. adapted to suit different clients Our property buying tours have been needs – below is a sample tour and carefully designed to introduce you to the the one we recommend as it allows different areas of the Dordogne as well as enough time to explore both the property market as well as some of the nearby Lot and Correze. this beautiful part of France. Conducted by real estate professionals who are licensed to sell real estate in France we Day 1: Collected at either Brive will take you to a variety of properties so station/airport or Sarlat station and you gain an understanding of what is taken to Sarlat where you will settle into your accommodation. Later we available in the market. will meet for a drink in the medieval As your hosts both live and work in France centre. they are in the perfect position to guide you through the real estate market, give advise Day 2: Property viewings in the SW Dordogne and Lot departments with and introduce you notaires etc. a registered real estate agent. The tours also take some time to explore some of the historic sites of the area and Day 3: Sightseeing in the region with lunch at La Roque Gageac. sample some great food and wine. Guests will be based in Sarlat in quality Day 4: Property viewing in the Northern Lot and Corezze and a visit accommodation. and lunch at Collonges-la-Rouge What's included; Day 5: Property Viewing in the ● Welcome Aperitif Northern Dordogne and some ● Six nights accommodation with breakfast sightseeing. ●

Five lunches

One dinner

Day 6: Market Day in afternoon free time. Dinner


Day 7: Au revoir, transport to Sarlat Transport to/from Sarlat station or Brive train station or Brive airport / station station/airport Need a different type of Tour? Price: We can probably help. Contact us to discuss. For more information contact us or go to our website ●


How To Buy A House in France “We live in a stone house in a popular regulated and a fairly straight forward medieval village in SW France. No one process, however it is different to buying knows how old our house is, but its old. I property in Australia and buyers need to be think the kitchen was once a sheppard's aware of their legal obligations as well as hut. We have a kitchen garden full of rights. It is also extremely important that buyers understand that while Australians herbs, geraniums in the window boxes can legally purchase property in France to and I do my weekly shopping at the live in the country on a permanent basis market in our village� they will need either a visa or be an EU The above quote is from an Australian who citizen. is now living in South West France. She like many others are living the French dream of owning a stone house or cottage in a French Village and living a French lifestyle of markets and fresh produce, a life that is perhaps a little slower.

Everything French Real Estate is a business owned and run by Australians living in South West France.

Everything French Real Estate offers a Buyers Agent Service that is affordable and helps bridge the gap between France & Many Australians dream of about buying Australia, potentially saving the buyer property in France and now due to the high thousands of dollars. Australian dollar many Aussies are now Everything French Real Estate has realising their dreams and it is easier than information and guides available at you might think. The real estate process in France in well


“Can An Australian Own A House In France?� This is one of the questions we are most frequently asked. Here we answer that question and also show you how you can not only own a house in France but own a house that can potentially earn an income AND facilitate you holidaying all over the world. How? Can an Australian buy a house in France? In a word YES! France has no laws that prohibit foreign ownership of property. The property market in France is well regulated and controlled, and whilst being very different to the process in Australia it is a very straight forward process. In saying that we do strongly suggest before entering into the French property market potential owners do their homework and gain some understanding how it all works and that buyers take all the same precautions they would take in Australian such as building and pest inspections. Can an Australian live in France? Many Australians are of English or European decent and therefore either hold a EU passport or are eligible for one. If this is the case they can live in France on a permanent basis. If not and are Australian passport holders they can spend 90 days in every 180 days, in the EU or Schengen states, that is approximately 3 months in every 6 months. Alternately they can apply for a long stay visa via the French Consulate in Australia.

Rent the property during the European holiday season and holiday there in the Spring and Autumn. By buying in an area that is a popular holiday destination the house can be rented to holiday makers during the peak holiday season of July and August. Holiday Rentals in highly touristed areas such as Sarlat and Perigord Noir can attracted premium rent. By doing this the house will potentially not only pay for its self but could earn an income for the next holiday. House swaps House swapping is a fantastic low cost way to see the world and so many people around the world are very keen to house swap to France. When managed well house swaps can open a whole new world of travelling. Visit our website or contact us for more infromation.

We advise you to consult the French Embassy or Consulate for legal information on living in France. For an Australian owning a house in France is an excellent opportunity to live part- time in France, earn an income from their property and holiday all over the world.


Property For Sale 11

Dordogne Property for Sale Famous for its chateaux, beaux villages and gourmet delights the Dordogne offers picture perfect French property. Characterised by the yellow stone of the area the Dordorgne and nearby Lot offers not only what is picture perfect French property but also an opportunity to own a house in France that potentially can pay for its self. Read more about this on page 10.

The Dordogne is a department in southwest France located in the region of Aquitane, between the Loire valley and the High Pyrenees named after the great river Dordogne that runs through it. It roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord.

Everything French Real Estate delighted to showcase a range specially selected properties for sale the Dordogne & Lot aimed to suit variety of tastes and budgets.

The area is packed with chateaux, churches, bastides and pre-historic caves that have been preserved from centuries past which are fascinating to explore and give an insight into times of the past.

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The Dordogne is home to more “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” than any other region of France, a few of the highlight villages are Saint-Leon-surVezere, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, La RoqueGageac and Domme. The jewel in the crown of this beautiful area is Sarlat which sits in the SE of the department and is one of the best preserved medieval towns in France if not Europe. 12

Historic 12th Century Templar Commanderie


A stunning and sympathetically renovated 12th Century Knights Templar Commanderie set amoung wonderful rolling countryside in the Dordogne region of beautiful South West France.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1015 Location: Dordogne SW France Type: Manoir Setting: Rural Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Habitable size: 200m2 Land size: 7786m2 Price: 392,200 Euro FAI

Charming Town House Renovated to the highest standards in the centre of the popular market town of Montignac. Close to the Vezere river and a pretty park this property would suit a multiple of uses including a bed and breakfast, holiday rental or a lovely home.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1022 Location: Montignac | Dordogne Type: Town House Setting: Town Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Habitable size: 120m2 Land size: 114m2 Condition: Excellent Price: 224,500 Euro FAI 14

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Large Stone Town House With small garden in the heart of Montignac right on the river with wonderful views of both the town and the river. Habitable condition with loads of scope for improvement. Potential to become a breakfast or holiday gite.



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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1021 Location: Montignac | Dordogne Type: Stone Town House Setting: Town Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Habitable size: 119m2 Land size: 110m2 Condition: Habitable Price: 172,200 Euro FAI

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Renovated Village House Attractive stone 17th century village house sympathetically renovated to the highest standards in the centre of the quiet, attractive village of DĂŠgagnac in the Lot. Close to Salviac, Dordogne Valley.




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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1023 Location: Degagnac | Lot Type: Stone Village House Setting: Village Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Habitable size: Land size: Condition: Excellent Price: 195,000 Euro FAI 16

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Village House to Restore Stone Village house dating to the 13th Century in need of renovation. This property has the potential to be a great holiday home, permanent residence or holiday rental. Close to Salviac, Dordogne Valley.




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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1024 Location: Degagnac | Lot Type: Stone Village House Setting: Village Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 0 Habitable size: Land size: Condition: Uninhabitable Price: 36,750 Euro FAI

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Stone Village House La Petite Nadalie is a beautifully restored cottage on three floors in a quiet corner of the pretty fortified Bastide Village of Domme, one of the designated “Most Beautiful Villages of France”.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1002 Location: Domme | Dordogne Type: Village Town House Setting: Village Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Habitable size: 93m2 Land: 122m2 Condition: Excellent Price: 220,000 Euro FAI 18

Amazing House and Exceptional Business Opportunity Stunning new house built in the traditional Perigordian style. The property features a large 3 bedroom house plus a 'barn' with 3 bedrooms each with en suites plus a large light filled studio upstairs.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1005 Location: Dordogne SW France Type: Stone House + B & B Setting: Country Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Habitable size: 340m2 Land: 5550m2 Condition: As new Price: 625,000 Euro FAI

Renovated Farmhouse with Guest Cottage in the Dordogne Superbly renovated stone farmhouse with holiday cottage and pool set in large private gardens in a small hamlet near the popular Dordogne town of Le Bugue.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1012 Location:Le Bugue | Dordogne Type: Stone Farmhouse Setting: Hamlet Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3 Habitable size: 204m2 Land size: 1720m2 Condition: Renovated Price: 418,000 Euro FAI 20

Village House in the Heart of a Market Village. This former bakery has been sympathetically restored to offer wonderful French living in the centre of the popular village of Cazals.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1004 Location: Cazals | The Lot Type: Stone Village House Setting: Town Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Habitable size: 150m2 Condition: Fully Renovated Price: 189,000 Euro FAI

Beautiful Stone House Located in a listed hamlet close to St Germain de Belvès and within a 5 minute drive to an 18 hole golf course, this old stone property has been recently restored and extended to provide very comfortable accommodation.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1025 Location: Dordogne Type: Stone House Setting: Hamlet Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Habitable size: 122m2 Land: 1770m2 Condition: Fully Renovated Price: 299,975 Euro FAI 22

Superbly renovated stone village house with a walled courtyard. Completely renovated this property features a modern fitted kitchen, superb family bathroom and a large lounge & dining room.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1006 Location: Riberac | Dordogne Type: Stone House Setting: Village Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Habitable size: 100m2 Land: 136m2 Condition: Excellent Price: 169,600 Euro FAI

Restored 15thC stone village house in a former convent. The sympathetic renovation has created a spacious and high quality interior whilst retaining a host of original features, most notably the three sizeable stone fireplaces.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1007 Location: Verteillac | Dordogne SW France Type: Stone House Setting: Village Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Habitable size: 158m2 Land: 120m2 Condition: Excellent Price: 212,000 Euro FAI 24

Maison de Maitre plus Apartment This wonderful house is in the centre of the popular town of Salviac and set in 2000m2 of beautiful gardens. The property is currently run as a bed and breakfast and offers exceptional buying. ALL REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1008 Location: Salviac | Lot SW France Type: Maison de Maitre Setting: Town Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Habitable size: 198m2 Land: 2000m2 Condition: Good Price: 296,800 Euro FAI

Grand Town House A magnificent 19th Century townhouse in the northern Dordonge with eight bedrooms, heated pool and superb views – suitable as a large family home or as a commercial investment.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1020 Location: Nontron | Dordogne Type: Town House Setting: Town Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7 Habitable size: 400m2 Land: 907m2 Condition: Excellent Price: 565,000 Euro FAI 26

Riverside Town House in the Charente A unique sixteenth century stone town house set in the pretty town of La Rochefoucauld with an amazing stone spiral staircase and gardens running down to the riverside.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1016 Location: La Rochefoucauld | Charente Type: Stone Town House Setting: Town Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Habitable size: 245m2 Land: 502m2 Condition: Excellent Price: 399,900 Euro

Modern Cottage in the Vineyards Charming, detached cottage ideal for family living or holiday home. Just 1 hour from La Rochelle Airport and close to the seaside. This lovely property is surrounded by vineyards & fields.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1013 Location: Cozes | Charente Maritime Type: Modern Cottage Setting: Countryside Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Habitable size: 130m2 Land: 2023m2 Condition: Very Good Price: 287,375 Euro FAI 28

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Traditional House in Normandy Beautifully restored farmhouse with independent cottage in Normandy set in 2000m2 of established gardens. The property has been renovated and equipped to an exceptionally high standard but keeping the old original features.

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Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1017 Location: Sacey | Normandy Type: Farmhouse Setting: Hamlet Bedrooms: 5 + Study Bathrooms: 4 Habitable size: 200m2 Land size: 2000m2 Condition: Renovated to high standard Price: 376,200 Euro FAI


Chateau de La Cressoniere This stunning fully renovated 14th Century Chateau oozes character, with magnificent stone spiral staircases, a guest house, barns, landscaped gardens and a swimming pool.

Snapshot Reference: Property ID 1003 Location:Vouvant | Vendee Type: Chateau Setting: Hamlet Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Habitable size: 350m2 Land: 6393m2 Price: 682,500 Euro FAI SOLD

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Property for Sale Live in a beautiful ancient Gascogne village and be on the ski slopes in an hour Introducing the Gers.. Wake up each morning with the beautiful Pyrenees Mountains on the horizon. The Gers is characterised by pretty villages, weekly markets selling the local produce Gascony is famous for, rolling countryside and is an easy drive to the nearby ski-fields Everything French Real delighted to showcase a specially selected properties the Gers aimed to suit a tastes and budgets.

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The Gers is in SW France and was once part of Gascogne. The department is characterised by sleepy bastide villages and rolling hills with the Pyrenees visible to the south. It is a popular destination for skiers who get the best of both worlds by living in ancient market villages while just being an hour or so drive from the ski fields. The area is famed for its gastronomic delights and is best known for its Armaganc brandy, Cote de Gascogne & Madiran wine which is predominently a white wine, Floc de Gascogne, a vin de liqueur fortified by Armagac, Foie Gras and wild mushrooms. The area is predominantly agricultural with the main crops being corn and sunflowers making the fields of the area simply stunning during the summer months. The largest town in the department is Auch. Toulouse with its large international airport is not too far.


Property for Sale in the Pyrenees

Pyrenees Apartment ID 2008G 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom Lovely Apt in former hotel. 10 minutes to a Ski Station

Pyrenees House ID 2006G 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms Family house with B&B potential in a lively Pyrenean village.

€132,000 FAI VIEW HERE

€275,000 FAI VIEW HERE

Views To Pyrenees ID 2002G 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms House with cottage, landscaped gardens, superb Pyrénées views

Pyrenees Foothills ID 2009G 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms Elegant house of superb proportions 40 mins to ski slopes

€210,000 FAI VIEW HERE

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