The right questions to ask yourself before buying a second home

The right questions to ask yourself before buying a second home

For many people, being confined to an apartment in the heart of the city centre has developed a desire for greenery, but it’s a long way from dreaming of becoming a gentleman farmer to actually becomi…...Once the region has been selected, you still have to find the property. To do this, go through the estate agencies in the area, but also the notary’s offices, whose transaction services are very active in the countryside. Also look through the classified ads, being aware that the price of country houses sold directly is often overvalued.”Many owners try to recoup the cost of development work, but this is rarely possible, because even if it is better, the real estate market in the countryside is not growing as quickly and strongly as in the cities,” says Stéphane Vachot, director of the Carré Mans agency in Le Mans....