Amazing Facts to Know Before Buying Luxury Houses in French Riviera
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Amazing Facts to Know Before Buying Luxury Houses in French Riviera

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Those who are searching for luxury houses for sale on the French Riviera will be surprised about the number of real estate agents. There are more than five hundred French riviera real estate agents active in the region, that is also known as the Cote d’Azur. This name was given to the area by the French writer Stéphen Liégeard, a French writer, in his novel La Côte d’Azur. In this book, he describes the coast between Marseilles and Genoa with its excellent and beautiful colourful water. This Cote d’Azur coastline was one of the first modern resort areas and began as a winter health resort for the British upper class at the end of the 18th century. Queen Victoria used to stay in her favourite city. Nice, in the Cimiez district.

Amazing Facts to Know Before Buying Luxury Houses in French Riviera

Amazing Facts to Know Before Buying Luxury Houses in French Riviera

There are many luxury properties for sale, often on exclusive locations and owned by families for many generations. These are the properties above ten or twenty million euros. Maybe, one day these luxury properties on the French Riviera will come for sale because the next generation could make that decision. There are never bargains in real estate on the French Riviera. There is always more demand than real estate properties to offer. And most properties are in a mint condition because the seasonal rental is a good way to make a proper return on your investment. Even in times of a lockdown pandemic like in 2020, the rental season in the South of France was booming. After all, there is no better place to work from home if that home is located in the South of France.

Amazing Facts to Know Before Buying New build Apartments in French Riviera

New build apartments on the French Riviera deliver most likely the best deals. If you have the guts and the money to make a reservation from the plan, you can be sure that this French Riviera real estate value is about 20% higher when the new build property is ready. In general, the delivery of a new build apartment is after 2,5 years. An extra sales argument for a new build apartment on the French Riviera is that you will have ten years of guarantee and low notary fees; about 2,5% of the purchase price.

When you find some many real estate agents on the French Riviera, you will think that there must be thousands of properties for sale. The truth will surprise you: is there are not that much luxury properties for sale. Most properties on the French Riviera are with several real estate agencies; all are promoting the same villa or new apartment on the French Riviera. For buyers, the most efficient way to see the best selection of luxury villa’s is to visit a portal. Most portals are robotic websites with scripts that will add your name in a database and send you a brochure automatically. For the buyer looking for some extra attention, it is best to visit a real estate portal with a personal service.

If you want to know more about your prospective property, contact the team of Living on the Cote d’Azur.

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Ab Kuijer

Experienced communicator and marketeer. Former radio, TV and advertising producer in Amsterdam. Author of ‘Think Small, Grow Big’ that explains why advertising is dead. Owner of an international marketing agency specialised in real estate. Lives in the South of France since 2006 for obvious reasons: sun, sea, wine and healthy food. Became on the Cote d'Azur the first Dutch President of the British Chamber of Commerce, later rebranded the Riviera Business Club. Happily married to Jojo. Ab reads and writes 2000 words per day about different topics.Living on the Côte d'Azur is the first real estate portal with a personal service. A daily fresh collection of more than 1400 high-value luxury properties and new construction projects along the French Riviera; from Menton to Saint Tropez. Clients recommend us for being responsive, professional, honest and accurate.With local multi-lingual teams, Living on the Côte d'Azur provides a 'Good old Dutch' Service for foreign buyers, helping them on the journey from a long-list selection towards visiting the short-list. We explain how French real estate law works, and guide the buyers through the impressive French paperwork and are finally present at the notary for the final deed.