New to the Forum – but not new to France or the French!
Married a French girl 11 years ago and we are now preparing for “The Big One” – buying the house in France. 5 months and counting until the day when the good deed will happen. I will turn 55 in August and will be using a part of my pension for the thick end of the purchase with a 10 year mortgage to round it off.
Where are we buying? Sunny Carmaux in the Tarn (Andrew Hearne : I will be able to visit your tabac more frequently than just at Christmastime as in the past few years!!) – it is my inlaws house as they want to move into retirement accommodation as the house and garden has got too big for them. They had the house built for them in 1973 and my wife, Florence, spent her childhood there until she left for university in Germany and a subsequent life in Provence. It is in good condition and needs no renovation…….but does need a pool! My inlaws were never keen on having a pool – preferring to travel each summer.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to make the move full-time just yet as we both have busy jobs – and I will need to top-up the pension – but we are both looking forward to the purchase and, especially, looking forward to the French lifestyle in a few years time. As well as our full-time jobs, we have a small company of our own designing, developing and producing radio control ship model kits and this will become our main activity when we finally make the move. This can be done in France just as easily as in the UK – unlike my job as an Architectural Technician!
Right! That’s enough waffle from me…………… Off to have a good read of the rest of the Forum!
A plus tard!!!