Hello all - lovely to meet you and very happy to have found a site with so much open sharing happening This is going to be my new online home for a while, I think!
After a looooonnnnnngggg Covid-impacted remote search, my partner and I have finally found a dream house and had our offer accepted. We’re buying a wonderful second home on the Tarn/Aveyron border and are very excited! However, we would both readily admit that the giddiness is currently being tempered (a lot) by the admin and the unknowns of purchasing in France.
We’re both professional grown ups so we’ve done all the homework we can think of, although I’m sure we’re missing loads of intel. There are clearly a lot of guides/websites/links and we’ve scoured all of them (at least it feels like it) but I have reservations about being blindsided by something obvious…
For those of you who have been through it from a distance (and with less-than-perfect French language skills), what’s the one piece of advice that you’d prize? What would you have done differently had you known?
I appreciate that this is an enormously broad question