Village House for Sale near Nice

For sale:  House is in perfect condition and ready to move into!

Upscale village house, renovated to maintain its character and charm, in excellent condition and ready to move into!

Situated in a tranquil exteriorsetting yet minutes walk from the village chateau and only a 5-minute walk down to the town center with its shops, commerce, and bus transportation center.  Within walking distance (15 minutes) to the town’s train station, 25 minute walk to the sea along a canal bike/walking path, 5 km. drive from Nice airport. The best of both worlds – medieval village life just 10 kms. from the city of Nice!

Medieval Village of Haut de Cagnes-sur-Mer:

The village is only 7 miles west of Nice, with its history directly linked to its castle, constructed as a fortress in 1309; the castle, indeed, withstood assaults for two centuries. Around 1620, it was converted into a palatial residence (by Baron Jean-Henri Grimaldi) with its magnificent staircase, loggias, balustrades, and baroque architecture.

In 1873, the castle was purchased by a couple, who restored it; the town re-purchased the Grim
plan-acces-chateau-cagnardaldi castle in 1937, and it was registered as an historic building in 1948. Today, the Grimaldi Castle-Museum houses various art exhibitions and welcomes visitors from all over the world. (Source: Office of Tourisme)

Friday evening jazz is held in the main square during the summer months of July and August, along with other activites throughout the year.

House Description:

  • 89m2 living space/3 floors; situated on a stone corner lot
  • two large bedrooms (19 & 20m2)/two bathrooms (1 en suite with separate WC)
  • non-smoking interior environment
  • treated wooden beams throughout 2012 (10 year guarantee)staticmap
  • living room with built-in library and stone fireplace
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • master bedroom has built-in closet & ensuite bathroom
  • cave/wine cellar underground
  • AC/heat reversible
  • new roof with waterproofing Dec. 2012 (10 yr. guarantee)
  • new high performance water heater/boiler (2015)
  • patio and rock garden area
  • double-glazed windows throughout
  • panoramic sea view
  • 30 meters from navette stop (free shuttle bus circulates every 15 minutes all day long from the center of town up to the village) or 5-minute walk down to town center
  • free street parking

PRICE:  356,000 Euros

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France property = Buyer be-(a)ware!

As recently reported in a local English paper, 2nd-residence property owners/renters may soon face a double charge:

“OWNERS of French holiday homes are upset over the government’s plans to hit them with social charges when renting them out or selling them.

The ideas have been included in the draft version of the second 2012 Corrective Finance Law, which is to be debated in the National Assembly from July 16-18. It will then go to the Senate, before a final vote before next month.

Not only would the charges – recently raised to 15.5% from 13.5% – apply to capital gains, as was rumoured to be being planned, but it is being proposed they would also apply to income that non-residents make from renting properties out.

At present they pay French capital gains or income tax on these income kinds, but, unlike French residents, are exempt from the social charges (notably the CSG and CRDS) on top.

One commentator on Connexion’s Facebook page, said: “We have made rural France a very lovely place and spent a lot of time and money doing up wrecks; [the government] should be happy with us, not robbing us.”

Property specialist Harris Raphael, of Pioneer France, said: “There is no doubt that these tax increases will have a significant impact, further damaging an already fragile property market, at least in the short term, and causing doubts in the mind of prospective holiday purchasers”.

Estate agents in areas like the Dordogne have expressed concerns – one told Le Figaro “We’re worried. These new taxes will slow activity, that’s for sure… customers who are selling are afraid.”

The move comes after the capital gains regime was toughed last year, with exoneration after 30, instead of 15, years.”

Source: The Connexion