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25 Beautiful Homes - - FRENCH VILLA - Michael Schienke, CHAR­TERED AR­CHI­TECT, VORBILD, VORBILD.CO.UK

‘Search agen­cies ar­eas, lo­cal for and prop­er­ties knowl­edge on­line. In via can ru­ral be help­ful as well – visit cafés, bak­eries or a post of­fice in your cho­sen lo­ca­tion and talk to the own­ers – you never know what in­for­ma­tion you may glean. In ad­di­tion, in many coun­tries, own­ers still sell prop­er­ties or land di­rectly with­out us­ing an es­tate agency, so en­quire about where you could find these list­ings.

Study the buy­ing process, es­pe­cially if you need to sell a prop­erty in the UK first. The process may be more rigid than in the UK and you could in­cur a penalty and lose your de­posit if things do not go to plan. Also speak to a mort­gage spe­cial­ist or a cur­rency-ex­change com­pany, if you will re­quire their ser­vices. Be­fore you buy your plot or house, take time to pre­pare a bud­get and seek ad­vice from an ar­chi­tect and, if needed, a lo­cal builder. Be re­al­is­tic and al­low for a con­tin­gency as at this stage there are many un­knowns.

If you want to buy a plot of land, do con­firm with the lo­cal plan­ning of­fice that it qual­i­fies as a build­ing plot and not agri­cul­tural land, for ex­am­ple. There may even be an in­di­ca­tion of max­i­mum sur­face area that a fu­ture prop­erty can have.’

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