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Cosy Apartment for sale in Val Thorens, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 249312
Bright and welcoming studio apartment, with a living area of 23.33m2, ideally located at the foot of the ski slopes and close to all amenities. The apartment has a functional living area with a k...
260,000 EUR
High Specification 7 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in 1850, Courchevel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 249172
Recommended
Great opportunity to purchase this exceptional fully furnished ski chalet located in Courchevel 1850, which can accommodate up to 16 people plus a staff area. Located in the world-famous Courchev...
38,700,000 EUR
Authentic 3 bedroom Apartment for sale in 1850, Courchevel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 249158
Great opportunity to purchase 2 apartments, which are situated in a quiet setting right next to the slopes, within an intimate, privileged and sought-after neighbourhood, With the option of using ...
2,100,000 EUR
Wow factor 5 bedroom Chalet for sale in Courchevel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 249115
Absolutely exceptional 5 bedroom luxurious chalet with indoor pool, enjoying scenic mountain views from its prestigious location in Courchevel. Set in a residential area near the Cospillot ski sl...
12,800,000 EUR
Authentic 4 bedroom House for sale in Beranger, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 249016
Full of charm and character is this 4 bedroom luxury house enjoying wonderful mountain views from its location in the traditional, picturesque village of Beranger. Renowned for its abundant sunsh...
1,895,000 EUR
Inviting 1 bedroom Apartment for sale in Val Thorens, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248948
Well maintained 1 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, with a total living area of around 39m2, situated within a well maintained and highly sought-after residence with a caretaker, right in the heart of V...
490,000 EUR
Authentic 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Val Thorens, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248926
With stunning mountain and village views, this superb 2 bedroom apartment has been beautifully and totally refurbished using high quality materials throughout. With a living area of 74m2 and situ...
1,290,000 EUR
New Build 5 bedroom Chalet for sale in Meribel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248893
Spacious luxury chalet with a splendid cathedral living room opening onto a beautiful south-facing terrace with easy access to the slopes and amenities in Meribel. This is one of just three private...
9,800,000 EUR
Luxury 4 bedroom Chalet for sale in Saint Martin de Belleville, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248892
Located at the top of Le Chatelard with an unbreathable view over the village this magnificent 349m2 chalet has been fitted out with an abundance of comfort to make the most of life in the mountai...
4,800,000 EUR
Wow factor 7 bedroom Chalet for sale in Courchevel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248737
Absolutely exceptional 3 storey, 7 bedroom new luxury chalet with indoor pool, gym and Jacuzzi, enjoying scenic mountain views from its exclusive location near the slopes and all amenities in Courc...
32,400,000 EUR
Luxury 6 bedroom Chalet for sale in 1850, Courchevel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248525
Simply superb chalet in Courchevel 1850, currently being completely modified and renovated to an exceptional level and will be ready for December 2024. Benefiting from a total space of 417m2 and ...
19,200,000 EUR
Authentic 6 bedroom Chalet for sale with panoramic view in 1850, Courchevel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248246
Charming 6 bedroom ski chalet, with a spacious living area of around 400m2, ideally situated next to Courchevel 1850 ski slopes. With an excellent layout, this superb ski chalet features 6 en-sui...
15,600,000 EUR
Furnished 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Courchevel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248101
Luxurious 4 bedroom duplex apartment located in Courchevel. Full of character and charm, fully furnished and with a living area of 139m2, features include, on the lower floor: cosy living area fea...
4,995,000 EUR
High Specification 4 bedroom Chalet for sale with panoramic view in Meribel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248096
Luxurious 4 bedroom ski chalet, situated within a new development of just 3 private chalets that are due to be built in the Plateau district of Meribel., which is an area known for its sunny locati...
5,000,000 EUR
Off-plan 4 bedroom Apartment for sale in Saint Martin de Belleville, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 247952
Become the owner of an exceptional 4 bedroom apartment, which will be situated within a new program of 5 chalets and 4 apartments situated right in the heart of Saint- Martin de Belleville and just...
1,910,000 EUR
Wow factor 4 bedroom Apartment for sale in Meribel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 247870
Absolutely exceptional new 4 bedroom luxury duplex apartment with Sauna, enjoying breathtaking mountain views from its ideal ski in/ski out location in Meribel. The new Bois des Ours development ...
8,100,000 EUR
Wow factor 5 bedroom Apartment for sale in Meribel, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 247815
Absolutely exceptional 5 bedroom new luxury duplex apartment, enjoying scenic mountain views from its prestigious location near the slopes and all amenities in Meribel. This new Bois des Ours dev...
5,900,000 EUR
Open Plan 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Meribel, Rhone-Alpes
Ref 247645
Ideally located on Route des Chalets in Meribel. very close to the ski slopes and shops of the Plateau, this magnificent apartment has been completely renovated using quality materials throughout. ...
420,000 EUR
Cosy 1 bedroom Studio Apartment for sale in 1650 Moriond, Courchevel, Rhone-Alpes
Ref 247558
Large studio apartment, which is situated within a recently renovated residence right in the heart of the resort, close to the ski slopes and all amenities. This property has a fully equipped kit...
370,000 EUR
Open Plan 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Meribel, Rhone-Alpes
Ref 247443
Exclusive 2 bedroom ski-in/ski-out apartment located on the edge of the slopes in Meribel. With a living area of 45m2, it includes a living/dining room with an open fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a b...
480,000 EUR
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Area Guide

In the French Alps, the magnificent Three Valleys area consists of the three major ski resorts: Courchevel (along with its prestigious skiing resort), Meribel and Val Thorens.

Buying a Property in France

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent.

Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion

Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase.

During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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