About using the Sifex Boutique Website
The Sifex Boutique site appeals to those sufficiently confident to buy privately without the assistance of introductory agents, whether buying through private sellers or estate agents, as well as to those confident about selling their property privately.
If you are looking to buy a French property and want to get an idea of what is available, the 'All properties' button takes you to the page featuring everything listed on the site. You can define your search and the ‘special features' fields allow you to select one or two from a list e.g. pool, sea view, tennis court, stables etc. There is a quick search form on the side of the listing pages. The Château Boutique page displays all the French châteaux for sale on the site. Fine Properties and Commercial sections operate in the same way.
Register/Login My Boutique enables you to sign up for email alerts, amend your criteria for alerts and save properties that interest you to your viewing selection.
On the full property details page you can: Email the seller, Email a friend, Subscribe to Email Alerts, Login to My Boutique & download / add to viewing selection.
The private vendors advertising on this site are mainly owner occupiers and are able to arrange viewings at a time to suit potential purchasers. To view a property listed by a private seller, contact them directly using the details on their advertisement.
Negotiations are between the vendor and the prospective purchaser apart from the eventual intervention of a ‘notaire’ to formalise the sale and conveyancing.
The involvement of a notaire is mandatory in the transfer of property in France. They are public officers acting on behalf of the state and are appointed by the Minister of Justice. Fees are strictly regulated and equate to conveyancing and stamp duty, usually between 6-7% most of which is government taxes and a small part, the notaire's fees. It is wise to enquire at the outset what the likely costs will be. A loan attracts a fee of 1% for registering the mortgage with the 'Bureau des Hypothèques’.
Please note, Sifex takes no responsibility for the content of the advertisements placed on the Sifex Boutique website. These are entirely at the discretion of the advertisers who have paid to advertise and provide the information displayed in their listing.
If you are using the Sifex Boutique website to advertise a French Property for sale, you will need to use the Advertise Property For Sale button to access the advertisers area with all the relevant information on pricing packages and how to create an account in order to access the interface to upload your property to the website.