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Property purchasing workshop

Sharon and David host a limited number of workshops where you can learn from their experiences and research to turn your dream of owning a property in France into a reality. These have been run in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth to date.

The workshop is designed for those seriously considering owning a property in France. It also includes a presentation on the legal process by experienced international lawyer Michael Bula from Michael Bula Solicitors, officially accredited to the French Embassy/Consulate General.

The topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Statistics and articles on France property prices/growth over time and by region
  • The searching and purchasing process as well as after purchase considerations
  • Personal contacts e.g real estate agents and websites, mortgage brokers
  • Tips and tricks provided by a purchaser of 20-30 French properties
  • Practical examples of sale contracts and website screens used for property searching
  • Detailed information on Australian/French tax implications of buying property in France.

Also included as part of the workshop day are:

  • Our workbook which provides documentation on all of the above topics ($248 value)
  • Access to the platine extended website membership providing statistics, articles etc
  • A discount of $100 off the price of our property purchasing tours of France
  • A French style gourmet lunch as well as morning tea.

To view photos from of our workshop, click here. Quotes from previous course attendees include:

  • Very worthwhile, good team of presenters - good value for money
  • A good springboard for anyone who has vaguely considered buying property in France
  • Very stimulating by providing evidence of what can be practically done
  • Thank you very much for the seminar - it was highly informative and really enjoyable
  • Would recommend - appreciate sincerity and openness of Sharon and David and for passing on contact details. A lot of groundwork is done and a wealth of information
  • If you are thinking about purchasing in France it is well worth attending
  • Excellent - all the leg work has been done and it gives you a point to take action from
  • I thought the workshop was incredibly good and has given me 100 ideas
  • The legal and tax advice provided by professional  alone was well worth it, not to mention all the excellent practical advice and experiences shared by Sharon and David.
  • It was brilliant! Lots of great information and useful tips provided by people who have first-hand experience. After doing the workshop, I’ve now bought a house in France and referred back to the workbook and my workshop notes many times during the buying process.
  • Knowing what to expect and how to avoid some of the pitfalls made buying the house so much easier.
  • I highly recommend the workshop to anyone thinking of buying property in France.
  • We attended Sharon’s and David’s French property purchasing workshop. Armed with our workbook we headed off to France to spend three months finding a house. The one we bought is in Le Bugue in the Black Perigord region of Dordogne right on the Vezere River - we love it! The house itself is an 18th century French provincial manor. We would like to thank David and Sharon who gave us the confidence to complete our dream. Their workbook and workshop were invaluable - not only were the French terms useful but the steps you go though assisted a lot. It would have been a confusing process without that preparation


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