PFI International is dedicated to selling and sourcing prestigious real estate throughout the Italian Lakes & French Alps regions of “HAUTE SAVOIE” and “SAVOIE”.
We currently have luxury listings in all of the below areas and more -
3 Valleys (Courchevel, Meribel & St Martin de Belleville), Megeve, St Gervais, Chamonix Valley, Val d'isere, Sainte Foy, Portes du Soleil (Morzine, Les Gets & Chatel), Grand Massif (Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz & Flaine), Lakes Area Properties (Annecy, Geneve, Bourget)
With our wide network we can locate the property you have been searching for. Our team have over 25 years of experience in selling luxury properties and land.
How it works
Based on your search criteria, we will select and send you the information and photographs of matching Properties. We will then arrange an appointment for you to view your chosen properties. Once you have made a decision we will assist you throughout the purchase process. We will continue to assist you after the sale has completed if you require further assistance in letting your property or any other matters. Our service is available to all our clients and our advice is always provided free of charge.
PFI International Ltd is experienced in selling and sourcing prestigious real estate throughout desirable locations across Europe.
We have many years of experience in sourcing properties and with our wide network of partners we can track down that elusive property you have been searching for. Contact Us for more information and full support.
Advice on Buying Property in France
Whether you intend to buy for investment or are simply looking for the ideal home, there has never been a better time to buy in France especially in our recommended areas of Haute-Savoie & Savoie, ( Alpine and Lakes Properties ), and Provence/Cote d'Azur.
It's not only a perfect place to holiday but also excellent for capital appreciation.
It is generally not difficult to obtain a mortgage to buy your property in France and our mortgage advisor will assist you throughout the borrowing process. The first thing you will notice in France is how strict the law is relating to a property purchase, this is done purely to protect you as a consumer.
Property prices are always in Euro and all property contracts must be undertaken in the French language. It is possible to appoint a solicitor (Notaire) in France who will act on your behalf and / or instruct a solicitor here in England that specialises in French property purchases to help with the translation of contracts. Do ask us for further information if required. Once the sale price has been agreed, an agreement called the 'Compromis de Vente' has to be signed.
At this point your personal details are required in order for the French Notaire (Solicitor) to prepare the contract, which will also be signed by the vendor.
At this point a deposit, usually 5%, is required and is payable to the Notaire's account, either by euro cheque or a Bank transfer. According to French law you have seven days to cancel the contract without giving reason and without losing your deposit. This seven day period will begin from the day you and the vendor sign the contract, the date of the last signature will apply. The contract will always include the clause or condition for the mortgage approval, should you need one. In the event that your application for the mortgage is not approved, the sale is cancelled and your deposit of 5% will be returned to you without any penalties.
Mortgage approval will normally take 4 to 6 weeks.
You will then sign the Final Acte (Completion), normally 2-3months after the signature of the Compromis. This final contract can be signed at the Notaire's office or by proxy. It is at this point that the outstanding sum is transferred to the Notaire's account.
It is the legal duty of the "Notaire" (Solicitor) to ensure a legal transfer of the property and collect any stamp duty and other taxes due to the French Government. It is therefore perfectly acceptable for the same "Notaire" to work for both parties but you also have the right to appoint a second Notaire in France if you wish to do so.
The Legal fees and stamp duty amount to: Between 1.5% and 2.5% for new properties and between 6% and 7% for re-sold properties.
Local Expertise through Associate Partners
In each of our selected areas, our representatives are constantly aware and up to date of what properties are currently available and also those that are coming onto the market.
Our team have extensive local knowledge which will enable them to find the real estate you have been searching for.
We have had long running association with all of our vendors, developers & partners and can guarantee that the properties you select will be of the highest calibre & our reputation stands on their professionalism and service.
Save Time and Money
Our services are tailored to ensure your property deal is handled professionally and with minimal fuss. Our multilingual team will liaise with the seller and make as many arrangements as you deem fit.
This approach saves our clients time dealing with multiple estate agents in multiple areas or even countries. Our service, available to all our clients, carries no extra cost to you. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer experience.
Your Search for Properties
Whatever your requirements we are confident that our team can find you the right property. Your search should begin with our website, where we can truly understand your requirements. With this information we can then offer a selcetion of prestigious & luxury properties that match your criteria and are available, many of which are exclusive to us.
If you cannot find what your looking for on our website then please feel free to contact us to see if we can provide you with that vital link to your dream property.
Our partners, vendors and developers are also bringing new and exciting properties and land options forward, some of which at first may not be ready for marketing purposes. Keep this in mind and still enquire as we may be able to give insight to the upcoming market ahead of time.
We look forward to PFI International Ltd assisting you on your journey to owning your dream luxury home. We are here for you.
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