Pricey in Provence
House hunters International contacted me last year through Curious Provence. When I told them that we were interested in buying a house they wanted to start filming as quickly as possible. Usually, I’m very shy in front of the camera. However, we thought it would be a fun experience.
Anglophones abroad on the show generally rent, especially relatively young couples like us. Dedicated to our Provençal dream, we knew that we wanted to buy either in the Aix en Provence area or Les Alpilles. We quickly found out that Aix en Provence is second to Paris in terms of property prices. Urgh. Maybe next time.
Pricey in Provence indeed.
Buying a house abroad is very different from buying a property through Pasadena Texas realtor in the US, for example. There are unique considerations and decisions that you need to make. This is probably what helps make it such compelling TV.
We settled on Les Alpilles region, not much lower in price. Les Alpilles is the olive producing region of Provence. It’s absolutely stunning. It’s chic, depending on the village, while still being in the countryside. A perfect investment for us; rest assured that we had read what people had told us were the best real estate investing books so we felt well informed enough to confidently close the deal. We knew that we could find what we wanted here. Of course, we were more than happy to make sure that we had a home inspection lined up to check out any home we had our hearts set on. If you are in a similar position then I would encourage you to visit your local home inspection service. This might be found by going to https://goldengatehomeinspections.com.