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Wherever you are in your purchase process, Smart Currency Exchange’s handy “Three essential steps to buying property abroad” guide can help you on your way.


As they see it, there are three essential steps to safely and successfully purchasing your dream property in France – each one helping you plan your property purchase with ease and efficiency.

These three essential steps are recommend by Smart Currency Exchange in every overseas property purchase, and are particularly important before and during a viewing trip; these are:

•    A good, trustworthy agent
•    An independent solicitor
•    A currency exchange specialist


The three resources are so important that Smart Currency Exchange refers to them as the ‘Golden Three’; the three critical pieces of the property buying puzzle. “Three essential steps to buying property abroad” offers you guidance on all the things you should be looking for in each of these – and how to ensure you get the best out of then to successfully purchase your dream home overseas.

What make these so important?

Your good, trustworthy estate agent will be the most important ingredient in a successful property purchase – finding the right estate agent will ensure you do not waste time looking at properties that you cannot afford or that do not fulfil all your requirements.
An independent solicitor will help you to navigate the often lengthy and complex process in a country that you are not familiar with – with different laws and a new language; it also ensures that you have someone on your side throughout the process.
A currency exchange specialist will work with you when you transfer your funds overseas, ensuring you can get the best of the fluctuating currency rates – minimising your risk and maximising your savings.

Also included within this guide is information on what you should expect 


Find out more by downloading your copy of Smart Currency Exchange’s ‘Three Essential Steps to Buying Property Abroad’. 

Smart Currency Exchange Ltd is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (FRN 504509) for the provision of payment services. Smart Currency Exchange Ltd is authorised and regulated by HM Revenue and Customs under the MLR no. 12198457. The information in this report is provided solely for international purposes and should not be regarded as a recommendation to buy or sell. All information in this report is obtained from sources believed to be reliable and we make no representation as to its completeness or accuracy.

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