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 Post subject: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:47 pm 
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A fellow member wrote:

I am looking for a place to live in Lower Normandy for the last four years, so far without success. So many of the properties seem to be very overpriced but perhaps the the right one will turn up soon. It seems that there are not many properties with the amount of land we want/need coming onto the market at present but if it is meant it will happen.

I was looking at houses only the other day in Lower Normandy (Verdun.....long story) and loads came up with lots of land.

Why are you having so much trouble ?


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:02 pm 
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Why didn't you reply to that post rather than start another?

Just asking.


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:17 pm 
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DaveW wrote:
Why didn't you reply to that post rather than start another?

Just asking.



It was stuck in the 'introduction' thread.

I am potentially looking at moving in that area and so is the other member so it would good if people could put all the heads together. 4 years is a long time to search for a property in France IMHO.

Just a thought.


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:30 pm 
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I would have thought the best place to post this would be in a French property section, associated with Normandy. You would get a more focussed response
Chatter is more for general non -France related posts.

Maybe a kind moderator could move it to where it belongs.


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:37 pm 
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It was someone including it in their introduction, Dave. Bear with ....! ;;)

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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Moved to Post Box as it's France-related.


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:13 pm 
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DaveW wrote:
!!.,

Steady on! :-o


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:40 pm 
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My god, this thread has gone viral.


http://www.frenchentree.com/france-foru ... untryside/


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:01 pm 
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I have to say that when I saw it the other day I was pretty shocked at the childishness of it
given that the writer isn't even a member here :( .


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Jamie wrote:
I have to say that when I saw it the other day I was pretty shocked at the childishness of it
given that the writer isn't even a member here :( .


I think he was once . . until he got banned.

I guess no-one has thrown a cushion at him yet.

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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:26 pm 
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Jamie wrote:

given that the writer isn't even a member here :( .


I am not so sure. B-)


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:54 pm 
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Mostly2 wrote:
A fellow member wrote:

I am looking for a place to live in Lower Normandy for the last four years, so far without success. So many of the properties seem to be very overpriced but perhaps the the right one will turn up soon. It seems that there are not many properties with the amount of land we want/need coming onto the market at present but if it is meant it will happen.

I was looking at houses only the other day in Lower Normandy (Verdun.....long story) and loads came up with lots of land.

Why are you having so much trouble ?

Probably because we are quite fussy. We are both retired and are under no pressure to compromise on what we want. As I have already said many of the properties we have looked at have been English owned and the asking price seems to have been set more with the ability to buy in the UK than with a realistic chance of selling in France. It is noticeable that many of the properties we looked at several years ago are still being advertised.

We are looking for a property suitable for horse breeding with about 8 -12 hectares of land. And at present there does not seem to be much new on the market.


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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:26 am 
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Shame you're not looking for property down here, Rabbie. There's an amazing equestrian centre just up the road for sale ...... if you have a spare million euros! x_x Saying that - the price started out at 1.2mill, so I reckon it will drop again - it's a small market they're appealing to.

Lovely stabling though! Unfortunately, whoever took the photos has no idea as they don't do it any justice. French owned.
http://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/705968800.htm?ca=2_s

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 Post subject: Re: A place to live in Lower Normandy
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:38 am 
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In terms of prices we all know that rural France is overpriced at the moment and economists say prices need to come down but I don't think you will see that in the advertisements on 'le bon coin' or through adverts in estate agencys ect. I think, the reduction will come in the hard negotiation between the seller and the buyer. What I am saying is that don't be put off by the price. If it is advertised at 500,000 and been on the market for years does not mean they won't except 350,000.

I am sure you are using 'le bon coin' but have you tried more specialised sites, there seems to be a few properties on the market in Basse Normandy.

http://www.equidomain.com/fr/recherche/ ... e_property[]=&pricemax=&counties[]=1081-94&countries[]=1081

or here.....

http://www.chevalannonce.com/annonces/f ... -equestre/


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