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Finding Your Dream Holiday Home In France

If you are considering relocating to sunny south France, you may want to consider booking a house hunting holiday. This will give you some time to explore your chosen area better before committing to buy a property. To give you the time to consider things more fully, you may even want to think about renting an apartment or house in France for a few months, giving you the time to really get to know the area and its real estate market.

Taking a few weeks or a month or so to visit the destination of your potential holiday-home in France has some real benefits. Try visiting the Lets Rent in France website for some good deals on French holidays.

Instead of using your holiday time to sunbathe, eat and drink, and visit tourist attractions, on a house hunting holiday you can concentrate your time on getting to know the area inside out. Take time to drive around and explore the area - visiting the good and the bad. Get out and about and speak to locals who can tell you what they like and dislike about the area. You will be able to pick up a better picture of the area, and may spot things that you had previously missed - like bad rush hour traffic, or a higher crime rate than you had first realised. By getting the whole story, good and bad, you will be able to make a more informed decision, ensuring that you are investing wisely and not just on the spur of the moment.

Once you have decided that the area is right, you will need to decide what kind of property is right for you. On your house hunting trip, you should first visit a selection of property types to see which will fulfil your needs most. You should also get to know the local estate agents. Visit as many as possible and ask for their recommendations in the area.

It is possible that you may also have friends or family in the area. If this is the case, seek out their advice, they may know of properties that are on the market that would appeal to you, or may be able to tell you which areas are the nicest, and which you should avoid. Talk to as many people as you can on your house hunting trip so that in the end you make as informed a choice as possible.