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Brittany Property Market remains stable.
During the financial
crisis older property prices have weekend a little
though newer Brittany properties have remained
strong. Demand has been fairly stable with both French and international
buyers, as they invest in what has historically been a safe market for property investments.
current financial crisis property sales calmed in
many regions of France while Brittany properties
were still selling strongly, proving that
Brittany remained one of the best areas
in France to invest in a property overseas.
Brittany properties prove to be not only
a very attractive purchases for the English
market, they are also increasingly popular
with the Parisians who also seek a holiday
house in Brittany or retirement properties
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We only deal with selected estate
agencies in Brittany, to provide you with the best
service and choice of Brittany Property for sale.
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|In order to provide
the best service to our website visitors as well
as the best selection of Brittany Property for sale.
We are selecting only the best estate agents in
Brittany to list their Brittany property for sale.
If we find that an agency is not working professionally
or is disappointing our clients, we will remove
them from our website and select another estate
agency to take their place on our Brittany property
website. Our goal is simply to provide the most
comprehensive list of Brittany Properties for sale,
from the best estate agents in Brittany and enable
you to smoothly find your dream house in Brittany
We do not charge a commission
on property sales unlike most other Brittany Property
Portal Websites! We are paid a flat advertising
fee by our Brittany Estate Agents, who can display
an unlimited number of their Brittany properties
on this website.
We deal only
with fully registered English Speaking
Agents in Brittany France with multi-lingual
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Unlike in the UK, where just about anyone can
open an estate agency and sell houses, to open an
“Agence Immobilier” in France and offer houses for
sale you must have specific qualifications, no criminal
record, publish your tariffs, have financial guarantees
and insurances. For your peace of mind, using a
registered Estate Agency with a Carte Professional
number should be your first, and possibly most important
step in finding your property in Brittany. Breton-Homes.com
is proud to put you in contact only with a select
number of registered English speaking estate agencies
in Brittany France. We personally visit each agency
to ensure they are suitable to be included
on our Brittany property websites. We also form
a close working relationship with our partner estate
All prices for houses for
sale in Brittany include Agency fees.
As with most other real estate websites for Brittany
we quote our prices as FAI (Frais d’Agence Inclus).
This means that all agency fees are included, but
not the notaires fees. We would like to display
the notaires fees included but now that we are working
with several estate agents in Brittany and not just
one, we have to accommodate their wishes and systems.
So for the moment all of the Brittany properties
for sale on this website are FAI and do not include
the Notaires fees. We have started to develop a
system to incorporate the notaires fees for each
property for sale in Brittany on this website, but
this will follow after some other more pressing
updates. Buying your property through any of the
estate agents that display their properties for
sale in Brittany on this website will cost you no
more than if you went directly to the estate agent
in Brittany. – All sales of properties in Brittany
as in all of France have to be handled by a Notaire,
all this normally means is that you will be paying
the Notaires fees plus the agents commission when
you buy a house for sale in Brittany this way. For
further information about buying a house in Brittany.
See the magazine article
“To Buy or
Not To Buy”
We have over 1500 properties
for sale in Brittany on this website.
The properties and photographs
on our website are real houses, which are really
for sale, carefully chosen to give you an idea of
the choice of Brittany properties for sale in Brittany,
and the difference in style and prices of houses
for sale and available in each of the very different
regions of Bretagne. As we are Brittanys most popular
English speaking estate agent website and have many
sales per month, our experience and affinity with
our clients and estate agencies has shown us that
the best way to choose a property in Brittany is
not by looking at a few blurred photographs over
the internet but by actually visiting houses for
sale in Brittany with our estate agents. By doing
this, you get to see the views from the properties
for yourselves, meet the neighbours, or listen to
the birdsong in the trees, or to put it another
way you will be able to “test the ambiance” of having
a house in Brittany. Our extensive Brittany property
database driven website has been developed to give
you quickly and easily, information on real houses
for sale in Brittany and to make it easy to contact
the selected Brittany estate agents to arrange a
viewing of your selected Brittany properties.
|How to buy a Brittany Property
- the procedure to buying
a house in Brittany
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the first step in finding a house in Brittany and
taking your first step into the Brittany property
market is to find the Brittany Property that you
like. By reading this, you must in fact be on the
right track, we have the best choice of selected
independent Brittany estate agents and Brittany
Properties for sale. The next step is to make
a viewing appointment and physically come and visit
the Brittany properties that interest you.
Once you find the house in Brittany that fits your
requirements, you can make an offer via the Brittany
estate agent. If the offer is accepted then you
will have to sign a....
'Compromis de vente'
which is simply a 'contract agreeing to the conditions
of the property sale'. Both yourselves and the sellers
have to sign this contract and it is legally binding
to both parties. However you can include some clauses
in the Brittany property purchase contract. When
asked what clauses can you put into your 'Compromis
de Vente' - the answer is - anything - well
anything that the sellers are likely to agree to,
they after all want to sell their Brittany Property
and don't want to be held to any unreasonable clauses.
Often clauses are made in connection with a property
inspection by an architect, soil tests for
septic tank installations or mortgage
approvals. You will have a seven day cooling
off period after signing the property sales
contract. If during the seven days you wish to stop
the process you simply notify your Brittany estate
agents by Fax or recorded delivery letter. After
the seven days cooling of period you will normally
be expected to pay a deposit of up to 10%, this
can often be negotiated.
'Acte de Vente'
This is the final part of the Brittany property
sale. Normally you will have transferred the final
balance to be paid for your Brittany property to
a special bank account operated by the Brittany
Notaire, these bank accounts are stringently controlled.
Once all parties involved have signed this purchase
contract, it is final. That is to say that once
signed, you are now the owner of a house in Brittany
and can take up residency in your Brittany Property
immediately. Often the Notaire will slightly
over charge you for certain land registration fees
etc and some time after your Brittany property purchase
(sometimes as long as a year) you will receive a
small cheque for the difference. The reason the
Brittany Notaires do this is because the calculations
for the various government bodies that take a part
of the Notaire fees for land registry etc, are very
complicated. They over estimate slightly by a couple
of hundred euros or so, just to be sure to have
everything they need to pay for your Brittany Properties
|Why buy a Brittany Property
- the reason for buying
a house in Brittany
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be many reasons for wanting to buy a house in Brittany.
Often it is the desire to have a holiday property
in Brittany or a permanent home in Brittany - buying
your dream property in Brittany to move over to
with your family. Sometimes the desire is simply
a financial one: invest into the euro zone with
a return on investment in terms of letting out your
Brittany property as a holiday home or as long term
Some property buyers use
the latter method as a means to an end. That is
to say that they finance their dream retirement
property purchase with a French property mortgage
and fund the repayments with rental income from
their French property. This means that not only
can they benefit from having their mortgage paid
off by rental income but also the net gain on their
Brittany property value in the years to come. France
is a country of habitual property renters with the
majority of the French population renting their
property rather than buying, meaning that the property
rental market in France has always remained strong.
We have not only identified
some of the best lenders specialising in overseas
and French property mortgages, but have formed strong
working relationships with them in order to provide
our website visitors with an enviable choice of
mortgages and mortgage providers to help finance
their Brittany property purchase.
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In conjunction with our
French property mortgage providers we have formed
relationships with a leading currency exchange provider
to help Brittany property buyers get the best exchange
rates and services for exchanging UK Pounds Sterling
into Euros, or indeed exchange any traded currency
into any other traded currency.
This is why we are the
Best Choice in Brittany for properties for sale
and for French Mortgages and Currency Exchange.
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Your property may require
the addition of a septic tank or replacement of
existing. We recommend looking at
WPL Package Sewage Treatment plants in France
where a traditional
septic tank system is either not suitable for
the property due to land restraints or the client
simply doesn't want to dig up all of their garden.
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