When you think of real estate in France, one usually pictures medieval or Mediterranean-style homes with red-tiled roofs, arched windows and openings, and wrought iron details. However, there are homes that reflect the modern, technological side of France. This luxury home in Biot (pictured above) is a prime example.
Available through Eurofrance Real Estate, the superbly designed property features open space living with 5 bedrooms, wine cellar, workshop, swimming pool, fitness room, and a caretaker’s house. Tall ceilings and wall-to-wall windows bring in an abundance of light into the main living area. Inquire about price.
More About Biot, France
The small picturesque village of Biot, which is known as the “Town of Arts and Crafts”, is located between Nice and Sophia Antipolis. Sophia Antipolis is considered Europe’s leading Science and Technology Park, creating competition for California’s Silicon Valley. Biot is also just 5 kms from the yachts in the Cote d’Azur. For those who appreciate French pottery and glass, you’ll find several museums and galleries to peruse.
Buying a House in France
The current economic climate presents unique opportunities to buy a house in France. According to Sylvia Davis of FrenchEntree.com, there has been increased interest in properties from buyers all over the world including Australia, Eastern Europe, China, and Brazil, just to name a few.
Purchasing real estate property in France is fairly easy and straightforward provided you work with a good broker. It’s also recommended to consult with a tax advisor or real estate attorney to learn more about legal and tax obligations for foreign buyers or investors. If a loan is needed, there are lenders who are accustomed to working with overseas buyers. You’ll also find that there are many real estate agents who speak fluent English.