Check our recommendation before buying your vacation home in The Golfe de St-Tropez
Many people would like to have a secondary residence in the Golfe de St-Tropez, which is one of the most beautiful France's area. Now spending summer holidays in South of France is a reachable dream. Check our hints to make the purchase of your home a success.
Find your home near to Port-Grimaud
Real estate market
The Golf de St-Tropez, in the department of Var, is famous for its charming villages and its way of life. But the real estate market in St-Tropez is expensive. Only a privileged few could afford such price (10 000€ per square meter).
However, buying a house or an apartment in Grimaud, Port-Grimaud or Sainte-Maxime is more affordable (5 000€ per square meter). To buy a vacation house, you need to hire a real-estate agent whom knows the market and can show you some rare houses.
You must prepare your real-estate project to successfully perform your property search. Before to peel ads, remember to ask yourself : what kind of property do I want to acquire? flat or house ? would you want a swimming pool ? what is your budget ?
You can also visit the towns around. Some people prefer a flat front of the sea whereas other family are in love with typical houses of Provence.
Managing your house
To maintain a secondary house and improve it, you'll have to manage it. Tax and upkeep represent approximately 2-3 % of the overall price of your purchase. It's better to integrate this cost to the starting budget. Managing a home if you live far is complicated. Real-estate agencies offer to handle the maintenance (pool, house, garden…) so you can enjoy your holidays !
Rent your house to earn money
Earn money renting your vacation house when you don't use it. Only few weeks are necessary to get a return on your investment. Rent your house during peak season to improve your chance. In the South of France, you can make money form May to October. There are famous websites to handle it, but that requires a local presence to manage arrivals, departures and housekeeping. Again, a great way to rent easily is to hire a real estate agency who will take over the management of your property.
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